Mackenzie puts on her dancing shoes to support sick kids
A ST LEONARDS teen will raise money for sick kids next week by doing what she loves to do… dance!
Mackenzie Sinclair, 16, will “Dance for Sick Kids” during National Families Week, which runs from May 15 to May 21, to raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities.
When the Bellarine Times went to print, Mackenzie, who attends St Ignatius College, had raised her target of $1,000 and was very thankful for all the community support and donations she had received so far.
Mackenzie said the charity had supported many of her friends she had met through her own hospital stays. “In 2015, I was diagnosed with a brain condition called an arachnoid cyst, which has required multiple brain surgeries, admissions and appointments,” she said.
“Since then I have made some truly amazing friendships through hospital.”
“Many of my close friends have been touched by the work of RMHC and I’d love to give back to a place that has supported so many people I know.”
Mackenzie, a member of the Geelong School of Dance, will dance for a minimum of one hour each day throughout the week.
All funds raised will help seriously ill or injured children and their families by providing a home-away-from-home at Ronald McDonald House, whilst they receive critical care and treatment.
On average, it costs Ronald McDonald House Charities $160 to support a family for one night.
Dance for Sick Kids is a seven-day dance challenge raising much-needed funds to support families with a seriously ill or injured child. It is specially designed to be inclusive and bring together a community of people who want to dance to make a difference.
Sign up yourself or donate to Mackenzie by heading to the Dance for Sick Kids website.