"Miami Finest Against Cancer"
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Dancing, leaping and backflips, all for a cause. The cause performance,
"Miami's Finest Against Cancer," (MFAC) has thus far raised
approximately $8000 dollars.
MFAC performed to a full house, which included doctors, employees, and
their families from Miami Children's
Hospital, who were treated to an evening of various forms of dance such
as tap, hip hop, break dancers
jazz, and freerunners leaping and backflipping off of vending machines
and obstacles. All of these
local talent groups came together and volunteered their time and talent
for a great cause.
During a visit, and later as a volunteer to the Miami Children's
Hospital (MCH) clinic and pre-chemo
treatment room, Miami's Christopher Columbus High School Senior and
Silver Knight nominee,
Manuel Macias realized he wanted to help make a difference for child
patients at the MCH Division of Hematology & Oncology.
Macias coordinated and hosted a spectacular show with the collaboration
of his family, CCHS'
Moderator Mr. Keith Crossman of "Explorers against Cancer" an
organization also founded by
Macias, Mr. Juan Vila a Senior Counselor at CCHS. "Miami's Finest
performance featured over 60 dancers plus over 20 Freerunners, Break
Hip Hop dancers, over 30 volunteers as well as local singing sensation
and MC Cris Cab, had the show live up to its billing.
All helped to bring the fundraising idea MFAC to fruition Monday Nov.
8th, 2010 at CCHS.
Manuel Macias, a freerunner himself joined in the finale to top off an
incredible evening along with his
talented dancing sisters Andrea and Carolina Macias, and with Amanda
Tae, owner/choreographer of
Focal Point Dance Studios, Adrian Gonzalez of Miami Freerunning, LLC,
Tae Talent, Patty Amaro and
the St. Brendan's Sabrette Dance Team, Future Force Crew, Red Ninja
Entertainment, local band
"Courtesy of Paco", and Nobodies Crew all contributed to MFAC
In his closing speech Macias said, "I would like to let everyone know
that no matter
who you are or what your abilities are, you can make a difference."
A check presentation is planned for November 19th at Miami Children's
Photos by MagicalPhotos.com / Mitchell Zachs