Brainstorm for a Cure — DC dances for a cause

Brainstorm for a Cure — DC dances for a cause
August 18, 2016 Dance Central

We’re Suiting Up! Dance Central is proud and excited to be teaming up with the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation to perform live at Brainstorm for a Cure’s Party For HOPE — a very special, very black-tie gala fundraising dinner happening Saturday 27 August.

Why we are doing this

Party For HOPE is all about the hope. It’s about raising awareness and funds that will go towards research into the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40 in Australia. The chilling fact is that brain cancer isn’t an “old people” disease, but predominantly claims the young. That thought alone sickens our hearts.

 

Brain Cancer kills more children than any other disease

Infographic and statistics from the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation

 

Five-year survival rates are currently 20%. This cause is about pushing the odds to at least a 50-50 by 2023, by dedicating a heck of a lot of funds to accelerate the development of new treatments, among other things.

“What I really grew to love about the work of this Foundation is how it supports cancer research not just in Australia, but around the globe. It’s all about the collaboration — selflessly sharing knowledge and discoveries so that the greatest good can be achieved. The way they’re doing this, the lengths they go… this is unique.”
— Julie Scheer

How we’re going to do this

We are honoured and absolutely stoked to have been approached by Amanda Fintan and the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation to work with incredible headline acts and talent such as ex Cirque du Soleil aerialist Susanna Defraia, make-up artist and milliner Andrew James, local fashion wonder brands THE LABEL. and Chachino, and renowned local stylist Jessica Rolfe.

Already a sold-out event (800 seats, just gone!), this is Brainstorm’s third Party For HOPE but DC’s first, and we have something special lined up for the evening! We’ve been so inspired by the theme — that underlying energy and drive to look towards the prize, and to tap into that X factor within.

Our own Suzy Piani who choreographed this contemporary dance piece, says her inspiration for the piece was

“finding strength from within, drawing on your last reserves to keep going with determination and hope”.

Our Eisteddfod Troupe has been practising hard for 6 weeks and their hard work is paying off — it’s looking amazing! We can’t say too, too much (don’t wanna spoil the surprise!) and we know this is a closed event… but the great news is, this fabulous performance will be filmed, so watch this space!

Experimenting with make up, with the Unique Andrew James

Experimenting with make up, with the Unique Andrew James

 

Julie's office turned into a makeshift film studio for Brainstorm for a Cure

Julie’s office turned into a makeshift film studio for Brainstorm for a Cure

 

Another sneak peek at the film shoot for Brainstorm for a Cure

Another sneak peek at the film shoot for Brainstorm for a Cure


How can I donate to the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation?

You can donate online, or even help fundraise through their website. We’ve also put up a donation box for the Foundation until the end of September at our studio. See Riley for more details.

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