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Will Dance for a Cure

By Melanie Moffett
In Bayou Scene
Dec 29th, 2014

A group of local runners recently competed in the St. Jude Marathon, where they placed 2nd in overall money raised, thanks in part to their efforts back home with Will Dance for a Cure, a Masquerade. Local running group Team WillPower hosted Will Dance for A Cure was held Nov. 15 at Bayou DeSiard Country Club, and dozens of patrons turned out to support St. Jude.

Dressed in their finest and hidden behind masks, patrons enjoyed food and drink prepared by the talented Country Club staff and danced to the tunes of the Josh Madden Band. Team WillPower volunteers were also on hand to help raise money for the group’s mission—unmasking childhood cancer.

Team WillPower is named for Will McGee, a West Monroe teen who was diagnosed with terminal cancer at 17. He was treated at St. Jude, but ultimately lost his battle to cancer in 2002. Through Team WillPower, friends, family, and supporters continue his fight, raising awareness of juvenile cancer and generating much needed funds for research.