Name: Sophie Shapiro
Dance Studio: Fusion Dance Studio, California
Why Sophie wants to be a voice for children fighting cancer:
Dance is who I am; it keeps me breathing, laughing, and feeling good. Whenever I am feeling sad or confused, the best way for me to find myself again is by turning on a song and dancing my heart out. I could never imagine what would happen if dance was taken away from me. I’ve watched a close friend lose some of the things she loved to do to lung cancer, and it motivated me to take action and support others who are going through a similar thing. Dance Hope Cure is such an inspirational organization, and love reading the stories of the amazing children fighting cancer every day. I would love to be a part of it, and do my part to take a stand against cancer. Too many children have their childhoods ripped away from them by cancer, and I hope to help raise awareness and support children fighting cancer through their fight.