School families and guests contribute $20 per family to attend, and additional donations are accepted for face painting, dinner and desserts. Eighth grade teachers Mrs. M’Liss Painter and Mrs. Ann Cooper have inspired their students to honor friends and family members affected by cancer through the “Dance Out Cancer” event.
The event is chaired by school parent, Alicia An with assistance from volunteers Laurie Warye-Schoenke, Michelle Leo and many others. The funds given to the American Cancer Society will be used to support programs of cancer research, education, advocacy, and free patient services.
At St. Francis School, each class from pre-school through eighth grade chooses a charity to support and holds an event to further the charity’s mission. The “Dance Out Cancer” event is supported by the school-wide community as a fun and effective way for students to make a difference for their chosen charity.