Joann Ferrara, a pediatric physical therapist from Bayside, was one day working with a patient who was wearing a tiara and a tutu. Ferrara said to the little girl that she looked like a dancer. “I wish I could be a dancer, but nobody wants me,” the patient responded. The statement inspired Ferrara to start a dance class. Please read the rest of the article here.
The local nonprofit organization Dancing Dreams gives children with medical or physical challenges the opportunity to attend dance classes and perform. The organization aims to increase awareness and tolerance for those with physical challenges. To read the full article at JerEcho, click here.
The Women’s Sports Foundation recently announced the winners of their first ever essay contest, celebrating the launch of their new Discussion Guide: “Empowering Girls Through Books and Sports” designed to keep girls in the game! The essay question, “What inspires you to keep playing?” was answered by 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls from our 2018 Sports 4 Life community programs. Dancing Dreams Dancer, Leah, won second place. Her prize will be a special visit by a Women’s Sports Foundation Athlete Ambassador for a meet and greet, clinic and photo op. To view her essay, please click here.