About Florence Dance For Kids
The ONG Milano 25 and ISI Florence have been working together for several years now on projects aiming to sensitize American study abroad students on childhood and solidarity. Students are exposed as much as possible to the Florentine framework and its infrastructures as well as meeting with those who operate in favor of children cancer therapies and family support.
In this perspective, we devised a fundraising event, "FLORENCE DANCE FOR KIDS”. The funds collected will be donated to the ONG Milano 25 and to The Trento Proton Therapy Center where, thanks to state-of-the-art experimental treatments, young patients are offered new possibilities of treatments for cancer.
Scientific research demonstrates that proton therapy, in which protons are used instead of X-Rays, reduces the risk of problems during children growth and development and, on the other, the risk of recurrence.
With regards to supporting kids and their families facing these treatments, Milano 25 ONG plays an active role with a daily participation in the physiological and logistical help. Milano 25 ONG is working on developing a specific project dedicated to the proton therapy named PROTON SMILE.
History of THON™
THON™ is the largest philanthropy event in the world, organized and run by Penn State University students. Since 1977, THON™ has raised more than $157 million, 16.500 students have participated, and 4.000 families have been supported.
The sole beneficiary of THON’s fundraising efforts is the Four Diamonds Foundation that covers the expenses of children with cancer treated at Hershey Children’s Hospital and provides support for the kids and their families.
The yearlong fundraising culminates with the THON™ Weekend, a 46-hour dance marathon.
Florence Dance for Kids will happen on the same THON™ Weekend and will divulge the donations coming from Italy to MILANO 25 Onlus for the PROTONSMILE Project.
DANCE • MUSIC • ENTERTAINMENT • GAMES • FUN
An afternoon of dance, music, entertainment & games organized by the Pennsylvania State University students of ISI Florence for the city of Florence, the children, all the families, the general public, and anyone who wishes to take part in fundraising for childhood cancer research and to support the families of the little heroes who are fighting this difficult battle.
Participate in the Florence Dance for Kids event with a minimum donation of €5,00 (cash only at the entrance).
At the door you will receive a kid’s freebie (string sack & gadgets).
Fill out the ONLINE FORM for the reservation (required) and select your participation time slot. The event has a maximum number of participants for every time slot from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.