Dance Benefit to Raise Funds for Cancer
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Everyone is invited to a night of dancing Saturday to raise funds for the CURE Childhood Cancer Association. The CURE dance benefit will help families with children affected by cancer.
Peter DiCecco started the fundraiser four years ago in honor of his son Phillip who died from leukemia. He thanks CURE for helping his family understand the diagnosis, treatment and for all the emotional and financial support while Phillip was in the hospital.
Peter wanted to give back to CURE and started the dance fundraiser. He has helped raise more than $20,000 for CURE.
Peter said, "There is nothing we can do now for those who have passed, but there is a lot that we can do for those that are having troubles and that are struggling.
Personally, the motivation is that I am honored that my son is responsible for all of this and that is the way I see it and I see us as his helpers."
The fundraising goal is to create a program at CURE called "Phillip's Gift". It will be a pediatric palliative care program to help more families financially.
The benefit is Saturday at 7 p.m. at Temple B'rith Kodesh. Tickets can be purchased at Wegmans and at the event.