Name: Marissa Brunner
Age: 12
Dance Studio: Haja Dance Company, Michigan
Why Marissa wants to be a voice for children fighting cancer:

When I was 3 I watched my grandmother pass away from Ovarian Cancer. Cancer has touched our family in many ways. It is beyond my comprehension to have to have families cope with it when it is a child. I want to be a part of the movement that can support and raise awareness of the of the rising number of children fighting cancer. It a cause near and dear to my heart and would mean the world to help represent this amazing cause.