Name: Mackenzie Dowdie
Age: 8
Dance Studio: C and C Dance Company, Maryland
Why Mackenzie wants to be a voice for children fighting cancer:

Two years ago my mom was diagnosed with stage 2 Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. I was only 5 and in kindergarten. I watched my mom fight for months and she is now in remission. I follow Dance Hope Cure on Instagram and when I see children fighting for their lives it really makes me want to help them and support them in any way that I can. When I grow up, I want to be an oncologist to help children with cancer fight this terrible disease so that they can be happy and healthy. I would love to be a part of this awesome movement while inspiring others!