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Local dance group takes down cancer, “one flash mob at a time”

September 9, 2011
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald
TOLEDO CHRONICLE- Local dancers join group Random Acts of Dancing in taking down cancer flash-mob style on Sept. 10, 2011, raising money for the National Foundation for Cancer Research in support of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

A combination of Tama/Toledo Just For Kix Dance Studio dancers and parents along with South Tama County Trojan Dance Team members will take part in this event to support “Take Down Cancer.” Lindsey Yanecek, studio owner and Trojan Dance team coach, will be teaching the flash-mob dance to any dancers and community members wanting to participate.

People of all ages are invited to participate in the “Take Down Cancer” flash mob at 9:00 a.m. preceding the Iowa State vs. University of Iowa football game, which begins at 11:00 a.m. The participants will wear “Take Down Cancer” t-shirts, which will be purchased at $10 each with $1 per shirt being donated to NFCR.

“As a group, we are committed to doing our part to help fight cancer,” said Alissa Dietz, organizer of the event. “Performing in a flash mob to raise funds and awareness about the importance of cancer research is a great way to utilize what we already love to do to support the pursuit of a cure.”

The dance will take place in the public fan tailgating lots outside Jack Trice Stadium.

If you would like to participate in the flash mob or purchase a t-shirt to support the cause, please contact Lindsey Yanecek at (319)329-8690. Shirts are available at Just For Kix Dance Studio located at 104 W Highway 30 (lower level of USDA Building.)

Random Acts of Dancing is based in Ames and has been organizing flash mobs throughout 2011. To find out more about Random Acts of Dancing, visit

About the National Foundation for Cancer Research

The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) is a leading cancer research charity dedicated to funding cancer research and public education relating to cancer prevention, earlier diagnosis, better treatments and, ultimately, a cure for cancer. NFCR promotes and facilitates collaboration among scientists to accelerate the pace of discovery from bench to bedside.

Since 1973, NFCR has provided over $288 million in support of discovery-oriented cancer research focused on understanding how and why cells become cancerous, and on public education relating to cancer prevention, detection, and treatment. NFCR’s scientists are discovering cancer’s molecular mysteries and translating these discoveries into therapies that hold the hope for curing cancer. NFCR is about Research for a Cure—cures for alltypes of cancer. For more information, please visit

Article Photos

Lindsey Yanecek models a T-shirt which can be purchased to support the Take Down Cancer effort. Chronicle/John Speer



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