Kacie’s Dance-a-Thon

Kacie and her dance team friends are having a dance-a-thon to raise awareness of pediatric cancer and raise funds for the Swifty Foundation.
There are two ways to help us raise funds:
Come out and DANCE!!!
1)   First, get some sponsors.
—Then, join us on Thursday, June 14th in the Black Box Theater at the School of the Performing Arts (SPA) 1112 South Washington Street, Naperville, IL 60540 from 6-11 p.m.
—Finally, dance, dance dance till you drop!
2)   Donate directly to the Swifty Foundation.
Be sure to note you are donating on behalf of “Kacie’s Dance-a-thon”



Campaign Goal: $10,000

Amount Raised: $3425


If you’re ready to be part of the movement to find a cure for pediatric brain cancer, please fill out the donate form below.

A Bit About The Swifty Foundation

The Swifty Foundation began with Michael Gustafson who was diagnosed with brain cancer at the age of 10. Shortly after his diagnosis, Michael began fundraising for cancer research and recruited his friends to help. At the end of Michael’s battle, with the help of his parents Patti and Al, he started the Swifty Foundation.

The Swifty Foundation now focuses on finding a cure for pediatric brain cancer in three ways:

  1. Promoting post-mortem tissue donation to improve research
  2. Improving collaboration among organizations and researchers working to cure pediatric cancer
  3. Funding research of recurrent medulloblastoma

When Michael was nearing his 15th birthday, his mom recorded this video in a restaurant parking lot. By this point, Michael already knew he wasn’t going to beat brain cancer for himself. But he could beat it for someone else. In the video, Michael lays out what he called his “Master Plan” — to become a tissue donor in hopes of finding a cure.

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