Name: Ella June Wilke
Age: 11
Dance Studio: Independent, Illinois
Why Ella June wants to be a voice for children fighting cancer:

My sister recently lost her friend to a rare childhood cancer. It happened very suddenly and by the time the cancer was diagnosed it was too aggressive to stop. I want to do anything and everything I can to bring awareness to pediatric cancer and help find a cure so the world does not lose another beautiful person to this disease! I express myself through dance and it is my passion. I believe being able to use dance as a platform to help others and fight for a cure would be an honor.