Name: Anna Penkiunas
Age: 17
Dance Studio: ArtSpire VA, Virginia
Why Anna wants to be a voice for children fighting cancer:

I would be honored to be a voice for children fighting cancer because every child deserves to be healthy, joyful, and care-free. I believe that it is imperative to advocate for these precious kids and raise awareness for this brutal disease. I have been involved with another nonprofit organization, ArtSpire VA, for almost four years. My experiences in dancing with ArtSpire have helped me understand how dance can influence others and have deepened my passion for the performing arts. I feel as though it is my gift and my calling to spread awareness and bring change through dance. Dance Hope Cure is the perfect avenue for me to give back to my community and support children with cancer.