Name: Chloe Lee
Dance Studio: Portland Dance Center, Oregon
Why Chloe wants to be a voice for children fighting cancer:
When I was 6 years old, my grandfather died from aggressive end stage lung cancer. It only took from Christmas to Valentine’s Day and he was gone. It was dance that helped me to remember and honor him. I was able to dance my first lyrical solo with his picture last year (see dance image). When I was 7 years old, a cousin of mine, who was only 4 years old, was told he had blood cancer. It was then I learned that children can get cancer too. After watching families be so sad, I knew I wanted to help somehow, but I didn’t know how a kid could help. That’s when I saw one of your ambassadors on Instagram, a dancer. I know what I can do to help now! If I can raise awareness and money for research for child cancer, then maybe someday no one’s or cousin or friend will have to hurt that way.