About Dancing For A Cure
Dancing for a Cure was created in 2006 by Susan Mendoza Friedman in honor of Karen Schek who was diagnosed with Stage 3 Ovarian Cancer at the age of 51. Together, the faculty and parents of Dance Designs set out with a mission: to channel our dance energy to help fight the battle against ovarian and breast cancers. Inspired by family, friends, and members of our own Dance Designs community, Dancing for a Cure is now an annual event whose goal is to raise the awareness and money vital to finding a cure for both of these diseases. Dancing for a Cure is a December holiday performance of inspirational dance, song, speakers, and more. Many other fund raising events are also held throughout the year. All proceeds raised by these events are donated to a 'special fund' at the Friends of Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston.