Pointe of Grace Ballet offers weekly dance classes for preschool, elementary and middle school students throughout Gwinnet and Dekalb counties. From ballet, jazz and tap, these children embody the style, beauty and grace of seasoned professionals. Since 1999, Point of Grace, led by School Director Amy Gilbert or (Ms. Amy as her students call her), has not only developed the talents of many students, but has also inspired these gifted children to contribute so much more to the community.
On March 28, 2015, Pointe of Grace held its first Dance-A-Thon recital and silent auction benefiting CURE Childhood Cancer, through which 100% of entry fees and proceeds from the silent auction were donated to CURE. Tickets were sold at $5 each, raising a total of $2,604 from tickets and silent auction donations alone. A local company, Eleckta, also donated $5,000 bringing the final donation total to $7,604!
So many generous businesses donated prizes to the silent auction, including a 3-day 2-nights stay at Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Gold Club & Spa donated by Marriott Resort. Guests also had a chance to win restaurant gift cards donated by Enzo’s Pizza, Taqueria Los Hermanos, The Blue Ribbon Grill and Bambinelli’s Italian Restaurant.
The Dance-A-Thon was so so much fun for participants and spectators. These kids deserve a well-earned round of applause for such a successful first-time event! We even spotted familiar faces like CURE’s Kid Adrienne who is now in remission and living life like every child should. Seeing all these children, singing, dancing and laughing reminds us of why we fight so hard to cure childhood cancer. Children should have the chance to live their BEST life. Thanks Pointe of Grace for helping us secure a better future for children with cancer.