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Dancers Stomp Out Cancer at Yorktown Stage

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Several dance studios from Westchester and Putnam counties participated Saturday in the annual Dancers Against Cancer fundraiser at Yorktown Stage.

This year, the event’s beneficiary was Izzy’s Infantry Fighting Pediatric Cancer and Spinal Trauma, a non-profit organization that provides funding for childhood cancer research and support programs to patients and their families.

The organization was co-founded by 2001 Yorktown High School alum Sonia Rita, whose 1-year-old daughter, Isabella, battled a spinal cord tumor through 42 chemotherapy infusions over the course of 14 months.

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The event is organized by Alexis Diaz Menendez, owner of Street Beatz Dance Studio in Cortlandt Manor. Other studios participating were: Spotlight Studios of Dance & Performing Arts, Dance Expression, Star Struck and The Pulse.

All photos by Tabitha Pearson Marshall

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