How a Dancer From Miller Street Helped Support Children With Cancer

Here at Miller Street Dance Academy, we take pride in the heart of our students. They are active in the community and care about helping others and it shows through the work of the MSDA Service Society

When the dancers see an organization they want to support, they submit an application with all the details and deadlines then the project is promoted within the studio and via social media. It’s a great way for our dancers to show leadership, compassion, and responsibility – all of which are great qualities to learn at a young age.

One of the most recent service projects hosted by a Miller Street Dance Academy student made a great impact on children who are battling cancer through the Student of the Year program with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).

What is the LLS Student of the Year Program?

Through the Student of the Year program, high school students develop skills (marketing, project management, entrepreneurship) while raising money and awareness for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). During the competition, the title of Student(s) of the Year is awarded to the individual or team that raises the most money. 

Claire Fenton, a dancer at Miller Street Dance Academy, hosted a project to benefit Team CUREage’s Students of the Year campaign here in Charlotte, NC. With many different efforts, Team CUREage was successful in fundraising and supporting LLS and Levin Children’s Hospital. 

7 accomplishments of Team CUREage

Team CUREage used multiple fundraising and awareness efforts to accomplish many incredible goals including:

  1. 350 red bows across 6 different Charlotte neighborhoods.
  2. 110 Team CUREage teddy bears delivered to Levine Children’s Hospital.
  3. Over 150 kilometers ran.
  4. 50 dozen donuts sold.
  5. Almost $90,000 raised.
  6. One of 14 teams that made it to the $50k+ club.
  7. One of 23 teams in North Carolina that raised over $1,700,000 for a record-breaking Students of the Year Candidate class

The Miller Street family was one of many businesses that helped Team CUREage reach these goals by donating to the teddy bear drive. We are so proud to support such a great cause!

Interested in supporting Miller Street Dance Academy’s service society projects? Keep up with both of our locations and their current projects!

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