Out of 3 daughters Mimi is our middle child, older sister Iza by 3 minutes and a younger sister Magi by 3 years. Mimi was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) on August 12, 2009. After 2 years, 2 months and 26 days on November 6th, 2011 she took her last chemo pill and is considered OFF Treatment! This is our story of our journey through childhood cancer.

Monday, November 22, 2010

UDance at UMass

Saturday (Nov. 20th) we spent a good portion of the day at the University of Massachusetts. The UMass Fraternity and Sorority Council held its fifth annual Dance Marathon to benefit the Children's Miracle, 100% of the proceeds go to Baystate Childrens Hospital.

This was our first year going so I was not sure what to expect but I was amazed by all the college students that were there for one great cause. The kids and families walked into the hall on a red carpet while being cheered by the crowd, at the end of the carpet everyone was awarded with a medal. The music and dancing started right away. When we needed to step away from the loud fun we were able to go in another room where lots of fun activities were set out for the kids. Face painting, balloon clown man, twister, arts and crafts and more!

The girls loved watching the various dance clubs. Magi got to do Zumba, I was impressed she was keeping up! Needless to say it was NOT easy getting the girls out of there, after many goodbye hugs to their new friends we finally got on the road and the three little dance monkeys fell fast asleep.

Here is a link to the news you can see the girls getting their medals.

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