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Dancing with The Match

March 13 - March 26

DanceAbility
DanceAbility gives dancers with special needs (ages 4 through adult) an opportunity to learn and explore the world of dance. This first-of-its-kind program in the area was designed by physical therapists and MCB instructors to meet the dancers’ unique needs and abilities. Students are encouraged and guided in movement and receive positive reinforcement. Classes provide a safe and supportive environment where special needs students can grow and develop their skills. At the end of each semester, students present a showcase to share with friends and family what they have learned.

Be The Match
Be The Match®, operated by the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP), is a nonprofit organization that’s dedicated to helping every patient get the life-saving transplant they need. As trusted leaders in advancing treatments for those facing life-threatening blood cancers, we provide the ground-breaking research, innovative technologies, patient support and education that save lives.
  • Total Raised:
    $777
  • Days
    30
  • Hours
    22
  • Minutes
    7
  • Seconds
    55
  • sam-site

    Artist

    Sam

    8 yrs old

  • zola-site

    Artist

    Zola

    6 yrs old

  • mia-site

    Artist

    Mia

    14 yrs old

  • pca-logo

    Artist

    Paper Clouds

Samantha, or better known as Sam is an eight year old who loves life and doesn’t let her disabilities hold her back. Her communication difficulties never got in the way of making people smile because she enjoys spreading happiness to others. She loves all creatures big and small and is a Lego enthusiast. Sam also enjoys dancing, singing and playing with friends (especially Fred her cat). Sam aspires to be a teacher when she grows up. The Dance Ability group has been a favorite after school activity for a few years now, and she is excited to be able to help with the fundraiser to support the program.

Zola is a friendly, six year old girl who enjoys dinosaurs, horses, art, singing, dancing and playing dress-up. She is creative and uses her expressive talents to further develop her communication skills. At the age of three, Zola began receiving individual services for speech and overall developmental delays. The Danceability program has given her the opportunity to practice gross motor skills, attend to task, follow multi-step directions, make new friends, dance and have fun! Through hard work and with the wonderful support of school teachers, therapists, and volunteers, Zola has grown into an expressive little girl who approaches life and learning with a joyful exuberance.

Mia was diagnosed with Diamond Blackfan Anemia when she was 6 weeks old. Her body produces no red blood cells at all, she lives because people donate their blood to her. By March 14th, she will have had her 153rd blood transfusion to survive. She is very brave and gets poked with needles all the time, but she smiles through all of it. Mia loves to volunteer for Be The Match, the nation's largest bone marrow registry. After our recent search in the bone marrow registry for Mia, she does not have a 'match' for a bone marrow transplant that could cure her. Mia also loves to help at United Blood Services blood drives, and thank blood donors for taking the time to help save lives. She loves to help others because she knows what it's like to receive help, like the precious gift of life that's donated to her every 3 weeks so can live. Mia is beyond blessed and thankful that people share their life with her!

Any time you purchase a Paper Clouds Logo design, 50% of the proceeds go directly to the charity of that campaign!!