When I first started thinking about my bat mitzvah project, I immediately thought of my neighbor's granddaughter, Maddie. Maddie was diagnosed with cancer right before her 3rd birthday. Throughout her treatment, she was always dancing in her room even though she was going through something tough. After she passed away, her amazing parents decided to start a foundation in her memory. The purpose is to make Smile Packs and bring them to kids who have to stay in the hospital for treatment.
I'm having a fundraiser on January 8th, 2020, from 5pm-8pm at Portillo's in Deerfield. 20% of all proceeds will go back to Dancing While Cancering. If you can't be there and would like to contribute to this amazing organization, please donate to my fundraising page. Together we can help bring happiness to children who are dealing with the unimaginable.