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Swing Dance Group Helping Member Through Cancer Recovery

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The group is hosting a dance Saturday, August 24 with all proceeds going to Morales. 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 Thursday nights.

"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 said.

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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