A group of young dancers are raising money for the Iowa Make A Wish Foundation and among them is a young lady who battled cancer herself at a very young age.
On Saturday, December 14, 2013 the 8th annual Holiday Spectacular was held at North Scott High School in Eldridge, Iowa. The dancers and tumblers that performed were from Tina’s Dance Studio and ranged from ages 2 to 13.
After battling leukemia at age 3, Megan Sacia became the spokesperson for Tina’s Dance Studio’s annual show. Now at age 10, Megan is performing as a member of the Diva Dance Company, one of the show’s sponsors.
Tina Lindle is the director at the dance studio and she said she aims to teach more than just dancing.
“I just wanted to teach the kids that it’s not all about the audience and the performance and the rewards that come along with it,” Lindle said. “I wanted them to learn how to give back to our community so it’s teaching them to give their gift to a child who really needs something like this and I thought what better time than the holidays.”
She said the money they raised in 2012 was put toward the trip of a 4-year-old boy from Davenport. He went to Disney World in June.
The group hoped to raise $6,000 for the Iowa Make A Wish Foundation from the event.