Name: Summer Bauer
Age: 8
Dance Studio: Tapio School of Dance and Gymnastics, SC
Why Summer wants to be a voice for children fighting cancer:

I have seen the devastating affects of cancer on friends, family and loved ones. While I do not know any kids affected currently, the mom of my 2 besties is fighting an aggressive form of metastatic lung cancer. They have stayed with me and my family while she travels to Houston and Boston in hopes of finding a life extending drug trial. I’ve seem them sad and afraid, and I’m glad I can be here for them. We pray daily for her recovery. Last year my favorite photographer, Randy Harp passed away to pancreatic cancer. It was hard and at first the word cancer made me freak out. But now, I’m learning that there is always hope and new treatments developing constantly. I want to be a beacon of hope for everyone affected by this disease.