Swing Dance Group Helping Member Through Cancer Recovery
The group is hosting a dance Saturday, August 24 with all proceeds going to Morales.
Charlottesville swing dancers are
helping one of their own take steps toward cancer recovery.
The Charlottesville Swing Dance Society is springing into action
to help member Lisa Morales feel as comfortable as possible as she fights
cancer. The group is hosting a special dance this week to help one dancer
during her battle with the disease.
Members of the Charlottesville
Swing Dance Society say this group of dancers is like a family.
"When one person has something
going on with their life - whether it's good, not so good, we not only
celebrate those events but we support and care and do whatever we can for the
not so great times," society president Adela Su said.
This spring one of the groups
most involved members, Lisa Morales, was diagnosed with cancer
"She's not able to be around her
friends like she normally is - we miss her terribly and we know she misses us
too," Su said.
While Morales has not been able to practice as much during her
recovery, she is an active member of the group who hosts free dance lessons on
"Every group has a member like Lisa where she's involved, she
does whatever she can to make things simple and help out, so in her time of
recovery, this is a good opportunity to have a dance on her behalf," said
society member Jeff Freeman.
Next Saturday, the Charlottesville
Swing Dance Society will host a dance at the Municipal Arts Center to benefit Morales
-- and give to a member of the community who gives so much of herself.
"She's just one of those
people who basically flies under the radar - she's not looking for a lot of
attention to herself but she does so much for our community," Su said.
The dancers hope with a
little help from her friends, Morales will be back on the dance floor soon -
hardly missing a beat.
"I know she's the kind of
person that will get through this and be right back with us soon," Freeman
The group is encouraging anyone
to come out and support Lisa Morales Saturday, August 24. The dance is $10 a
person and all proceeds will go to help Morales. It starts with a potluck
social hour from 7 to 8 p.m. followed by a dance to benefit Morales' recovery
from 8 to 11 p.m.
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