Who WE are cheering for…..
We would like to introduce you to our team. We are the Blacktip Sharks, a Youth Level 1 team from Cheer Sport Sharks (www.cheersportsharks.com). Our team is made up of 30 wonderful young girls, between the ages of 6-11. We are lucky to have some very strong, inspiring female role models as our coaches: Ali Moffat, Dana Callan, Taylor Balucha and Charlotte Frazer and of course our amazing CIT’s. Our cheer Mom Christine Dwyer-Fraser is second to none.
Many of our Blacktip families hold Breast Cancer awareness and research dear to their hearts and have been touched in some way by this terrible disease. I personally am a family member, friend, and colleague of women who have been affected by a diagnosis.
In the weeks leading up to Cheer for the Cure, one of the talented Mom’s on our team (along with her equally talented daughter) spent many hours creating special bows in support of breast cancer awareness. We will wear these bows at Cheer for the Cure to honour all of those in our lives who have been touched by this disease. Each family made a donation when we received our bow and all of the money that was collected will go the Breast Cancer society in hopes that when our little Blacktips grow up, there will be a cure. That breast cancer will be wiped off the face of the earth. We can make a difference for our children’s futures by rallying together in support of this great cause. So when you see us out there on Saturday sporting our custom-made bows, know that we really are…Cheering for the Cure.
It’s feels good to be part of something bigger than ourselves. When you attend the upcoming CFTC competition, remember that YOU are making an impact, one individual at a time. We CAN make a difference. Already research indicates that “Breast cancer deaths have decreased by 44 percent since the peak in 1987 due to earlier detection through regular screening” (https://www.bcrf.org). It is research funds through donations that have helped to make this difference. It gives up hope for a breast cancer free future.
I would like to thank our team and all the many strong and beautiful women and men who surround us.
Let’s all “Cheer for the Cure”!