Name: Ayana Patel
Age: 14
Dance Studio: Danceology, CA
Why Ayana wants to be a voice for children fighting cancer:

Since I was 5 years old, I have been a big supporter of funding for childhood cancer and leukemia. I want all kids to be able to be able to participate in things they enjoy, like dance. I started a charity called Empower Bands and have been donating proceeds from the sales of the headbands to childhood cancer. Each headband that has an embroidered positive message on it such as “believe”. For each one that is purchased, one is donated to a girl with cancer at my local children’s hospital.