Name: Nora Schaefer
Age: 12
Dance Studio: Kirov Academy of Ballet, DC
Why Nora wants to be a voice for children fighting cancer:

I want to help make a difference in the things that matter most and I do not want to wait to do it. I am training full time at the Kirov Academy of Ballet to pursue my dream of becoming a ballerina, but I want every step of my journey to involve actively supporting and thinking of others. I know childhood cancer has stolen so much from so many. I want to raise awareness about this struggle and to use my dance journey to do it. (Photographer: Jeri Tidwell)