Dance For The Cure is a 501C3 not for profit organization co-founded by Kathleen Cirioli and Joanne Liscovitz. Kathleen is a dancer, and a two time cancer survivor, the more recent being breast cancer. Having lost her mother, several maternal relatives, and her brother to cancer at young ages, Kathleen has relied on her passion for dance to help her get through some of the difficult times.
In 1999, Kathleen Cirioli was invited to be a guest on the Rosie O’Donnell Show during breast cancer awareness month, where she told her story of survival, and tap danced along with a group of fellow dancers in Dance for the Cure’s renowned choreography, reminding women to “Go and Get Your Mammogram”. This event was the catalyst to founding Dance for the Cure, and reaching out to educate, entertain, and give hope and inspiration to others who are battling this disease.
Dance for the Cure is committed to the prevention and cure of breast cancer through the celebration of dance. The full educational program includes perspectives from medical professionals, a personal insight into the fight against breast cancer, dance presentations, and an audience participation segment, and is available for community and corporate events, health fairs, workshops, business meetings, hospital programs, hospice memorial services and many other types of event.
All monies raised through our program are donated to families who are in need while they are going through their cancer journey. Cancer can have a major financial impact on families who are already struggling due to their illness. We are a volunteer group and do not pay for office overhead or employees. All monies raised are distributed directly to the growing number of local families who have found themselves in difficult and unforeseen circumstances.
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We are proud to have raised over $350,000 and had the opportunity to help over 300 local families since our inception.
For more information, click here to visit our Dance for the Cure website