The terpsichoreantalents of area youth were in the spotlight, Saturday, during adance performance at Xaverian High School organized by MissBrooklyn, Christina Moore.
The theme of theevent, Performers with a Purpose, was BringingSarcoma Awareness Center Stage, and all the money raised from theevent will be shared by the Sarcoma Alliance and the Miss BrooklynScholarship Organization.
Among the schoolswhose students performed were three area public schools — I.S.187, P.S. 48 and P.S. 11 — as well as dance schools from aroundthe city.
Moore spent thepast four months teaching dance to over 200 students at the threepublic schools. My goal, she said, was to spread the importanceof an arts education in our public schools and show students howthe arts can be a great tool for community service. The arts can bea launching pad for success and utilized in a wonderful way to helpothers.
Moore chose theSarcoma Alliance as one of the beneficiaries of the fundraiserbecause the issue is meaningful to her. Sarcoma is the most rareform of cancer In the United States today, and my reasoning forsupporting this wonderful cause hits close to home, as my AuntJosephine Schiavo is a stage 4 sarcoma cancer survivor.
So far this year,events coordinated by Moore have raised upwards of $11,500 for theSarcoma Alliance, the Childrens Miracle Network and the MissBrooklyn Scholarship Organization.