Ward hopes dance project raises $15,000

Megan Ward hopes to wow the audience at the eighth annual Dance for a Cure which she will be hosting for her Senior Project. This fund-raiser will be held on Jan. 10 in the Florida Tech gymnasium. All the profits made from this event go to organizations that support breast cancer patients.

“I’m really excited about my project and it means a lot to me because I know how cancer affects families. I’ve gone through the hardships in my own family,” Ward said. “I’ve been planning to do this project the past few years and I’m so excited it’s finally here. I can’t wait for the final project.”

In the past, Dance for a Cure has raised up to $9,800 and has helped hundreds of breast cancer patients around the world.

“I expect to raise over $15,000,” Ward said. “I’m selling wristbands,having spirit nights, and getting corporate sponsors.”

But she doesn’t plan to raise all that money on her own.

“I’m really excited about this year’s Dance for a Cure because it always has such a great atmosphere and the dances are really fun to watch,” Jessie Shaw said, a dancer for West Shore and Dance Mania. “I hope we raise ever more money this year than we have in the past.”

Teams from Dance Mania, Heather’s Dance Studio and Melbourne High School are just a few that will be participating in this event. Ward hopes to get even more studios/schools to join the event.

By Kenzie Scott