Cincinnati Ballet to Host “Ballerina for a Day” with Cure Starts Now!

Children affected by pediatric cancer will have the opportunity to dance with Cincinnati Ballet dancers.

Download the 1415 Cure Starts Now event Press Release

Cincinnati Ballet will be hosting the third annual “ballerina for a day” event with The Cure Starts Now on Sunday, October 12, 2014 from 1:00 pm –3:00 pm at the Cincinnati Ballet Center for children affected by pediatric cancer. These patients and their families are invited to the ballet for a fun filled day of meeting ballerinas, dancing, crafts and snacks.

Attendees will take a ballet class taught by Principal Dancer Sarah Hairston and then see preview of Peter Pan performed by Hairston. There will be different stations for the children to visit including a station where they can create their own treasure box, a station to get their make-up done by Sephora make-up artists, a station to learn about costumes, a snack station and more. They will also have the chance to have their photo taken with Tinkerbell and other professional dancers.

Cincinnati Ballet has been involved with The Cure Starts Now since Carla and Mike Eng purchased the Nutcracker wish at The Cure Starts Now “Once in a Lifetime” gala. The wish was given to an oncology patient at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. This is the third year that Cincinnati Ballet has hosted an event for young oncology patients to become a ballerina for a day.

Started in 2007, The Cure Starts Now Foundation is one of the only cancer foundations dedicated to a homerun cure for all cancers. The foundation tributes their efforts to find a cure to the founder’s 6-year old girl named Elena Desserich from Cincinnati who lost her 9 month battle with brain cancer. The Cure Starts Now has been recognized by The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN and many more.  Though started in Cincinnati, today The Cure Starts Now is located in 27 chapters worldwide and has funded over $2.6 million in pediatric cancer research.  To learn more about the foundation, visit www.thecurestartsnow.org.

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