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Dance Marathon
Four hours of non-stop dancing. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Dana Farber in Boston for research to find a cure for breast and ovarian cancer. 

for the 2018 DANCE MARATHON

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Grande Jeté

In honor of Lorette Sousie
The Oxford Fund
Beth Walsh Dance Center
John T. Forcellese Memorial Fund


Blast Fitness
Crosby Yacht Yard
Hematology Oncology Specialists of Cape Cod
The Dancer’s Place
Theoharidis Family
Ed and Jean Kopil
Carver Dance Center


Linda Ball
By Design Salon
Cape Cod Five
Michael Hinckley
Tracy Volkswagon
John C. Manoog III
Wendy’s Fashion Food, LLC
Down Cape Engineering
Lumish Family
Shepley Wood Products


John and Cathy McCarthy
Puritan Cape Cod
Padgett Builders
A friend of Joyce Padgett
Sweet Caroline's Ice Cream
Priven Family
Robie’s Refrigeration, Inc.
Richard Terry
Marilyn Wolman
Alice & Stephen Cutler
Gary Benson
Anne Bechert
Tabor Academy
Gerald Joseph and Maureen Romano
Jean Canellos

In-Kind Donors

East Coast Trophy & Engraving
Stop & Shop , Mashpee
Kirsten Wickson
Cape Tunes
Cape Cod Clean-Ups
Pizza Prima
Two Brothers Pizza
Sign It Signs
Our generous printing friends


DFAC Thanks all our 2017 Raffle Basket Donors!
(evidence that it truly “Takes a Village”!)

Nantucket Air
Mary Bowmar Richmond
Wequassett Resort & Golf club
Forest Pirovano, artist
Cape Stress Management
Cape Leisure
Mass Bay Company
by Design Salon
Hyannis Country Gardens
Jen Hatch
Falmouth Jewelry Shop
Molly’s Tea Room
Green Eyed Daisy
Arabella Salon
Island Outfitters
Hanlon’s Shoes
Mary Richardson
Salon Justine
All Ways Happy Company
Beyond Beauty
Trader’s Joe’s
Frame Center,Hyannis
Ben and Bill’s Chocolates
Laura’s Home Cooking
Falmouth Hardware
Organic Market
Bagel Haven
Great Clips Hair Cut Salon
Carpet Barn
Picnic Box
Chapins Restaurant
Wash ashore Bakery
Setting the Space
Harvest of Barnstable
Five Bays Bistro
Shaw’s Supermarket
Stop and Shop Supermarket
Waquoit Feed and Garden
Snow’s Home and Garden
Twist Gift Shop
Sandwich Glass Studio
Painted Daisy’s
Sweet Caroline’s Ice Cream
Absolutely Juiced
Sweet Waves
Two Brothers Pizza
Market Book Store
Legit Lacross
Woodruff Gallery
Bobby Byrne’s
The Lanes
The Write Choice
Ooh Ooh Shoes
Diesel and Lulu’s
Spotted Cod
Fit Fitness Company
Mke-up by Roxanne
Integrative Holistic Wellness Center
Titcombs Book Store
Verde Florist
Carpet Barn
The Barn & Co.
Roche Bros.
Little Sandwich Shop
Five Bays Bistro
Beth Walsh Dance Centre
Gelphi’s Chocolates
Pizza One Subs 2
Catania Hospitality Group
Eight Cousins Book Store
Dunkin Donuts
Plum Porch
Heart of Stone
Solstice Day Spa
Beach Cottage Living
Panera Bread
Edible Arrangements
Diane Hannah
Potted Geranium
Beyond Beauty
Michelle Brandt
Homespun Garden
CapeWay Cleaners
Modern Mix
Color Me Mine
Blast Fitness
1856 Country Store
The Pink Polka Dot
Lady Brett's Flower and Garden Specialty Shop
Cranberry Nail Spa
Sol Optics
Cape Chic
Plum Porch
In the Pink
Mary Bowmar Richmond
Artisian Skin Care
Dyer Electric Co.
Lady Brett’s Flowers
Christmans Tree Shops
Cape Codder Resort and Spa
Integrative Medicine & Holistic Wellness Center
Innerglow Yoga


What people are saying about the 2016 Dance Marathon

The 2016 6th Annual 5K DFAC Dance Marathon was the biggest one ever held on Cape Cod! Mashpee High School was the site of this record setting fund raiser including ages 1-87 and featuring dance groups from community organizations and studios. On Feb. 6th, marathoners boogied for 3 hours and raised well over $16,000. Maggie Kudirka, the Bald Ballerina was the Celebrity Guest emcee and Adrienne Canterna was the Guest dancer. A fabulous time was had by all! All proceeds will support vital breast and ovarian cancer research projects at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Thank you to all you attended, donated items for the many opportunity baskets, made contributions, or simply helped spread the word about the event. We hope you will join us next year as we continue to DANCE FOR A CURE!

What people are saying about the 5K Dance Marathon…

- Once again, It was such an honor to be part of such an important and incredible event!! Susan your dedication and devotion to this great cause emulates through to all who participate!! The energy was awesome and we all had a "Blast"!! Loved watching all ages out there dancing, moving and more importantly smiling to great songs and dances!! And loved listening to all the touching dedications to those that are fighting their battles, and those that are no longer suffering due to this horrific disease!! Great job and I can't thank you enough for asking me to participate again!! I am looking forward to my 4th year with you!! ~ Adult Marathoner

- I loved the event because I love how its a chance for us all to get together and just have fun doing what we love. I love getting to meet dancers from other studios and from places on the Cape. I think its really cool that everyone came together to support this cause. Also, from being involved with Dancing For a Cure, the Dana-Farber performance, participating in the dance marathon for 3 years, I have become more aware of the effects of cancer throughout the world and throughout our community. It has made me want to donate and help in any way I possibly can. After hearing about childhood cancer stories from some families around town, and breast/ovarian cancer stories, It really pushes me to make a stand and to contribute to helping find a cure. I love making clips (for hair) with multiple flowers and accessories and my dad and I have talked about maybe starting selling them and have the money go to a cancer foundation to help the people battling the hardest battles. Thank you so much for starting this program and this marathon and opening my eyes to what our world is like and what people are battling and the ACTUAL struggles in life. This has really pushed me to appreciate the life I have and what I can do and how lucky I am to be healthy. ~ Student Marathoner

- Just a note to thank our fearless leader, Susan, for bringing us together to be a part of such a special event. Susan, ever the warrior, has done so much to further research and awareness of Ovarian and Breast Cancers, while creating such a devoted community of supporters. Saturday night was nothing short of amazing! I know that everyone who battles Cancer, who has a loved one dealing with Cancer, or who has lost someone to Cancer, felt a tremendous sense of being cared for and supported. You could not help but be swept up in the emotion of it all. Everyone who participated had such fun, and shared such compassion for the cause. Thank you , Susan, for all you have given us.
Can't wait for next year!!! ~ DFAC Committee Member

- I’m so happy that I have such an amazing event to look forward to every year! Together we can move mountains and destroy cancer! ~ Student Marathoner



View 2014 photos by Meredith Hunnibell of Dance Photography by Meredith

View a 2013 Photo Gallery

View slideshow from 2012

Watch this video from 2011!

See more photos on our DFAC Dance Marathon album page on FACEBOOK:

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Friends of Dana Farber
CONTACT US: dancingforacure@comcast.net