SFA Set to Dance Out Cancer

April 25, 2016 – Eighth graders at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School in Yorba Linda will hold the fifth annual “Dance Out Cancer” event on Thursday, April 28 to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Yorba Linda. The 49 students in classes 8A and 8B have set a goal of $3,000, which will enable the school to be a major sponsor of the local event, now in its 14th year in Yorba Linda.
“Dance Out Cancer is a wonderful way to help students learn to give back,” said principal Tom Waszak. “As our eighth graders are graduating from school, they are making their mark on the community by their good work and generosity.”

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.