Feb 13 2014 by Sophie McCoid, Skelmersdale Advertiser
FUNDRAISING is continuing for Millie Heaton to help boost her chances of staying free of cancer.
The two-year-old was given the all clear last week after a year long battle against neuroblastoma, much to her family’s joy.
However Millie, from Skelmersdale, still has to undergo six months of radiotherapy and immunotherapy to minimise her chances of the cancer reoccurring.
80% of children will relapse in the first five years if they beat neuroblastoma, so fundraising is now more important than ever as there is no protocol in the UK if a relapse occurs.
Laura Caunce, 20, has organised a danceathon for Millie’s appeal at Base Dance in Ormskirk on March 30 from 2:30-7:30pm.
The healthcare assistant from Ormskirk has followed Millie’s journey through Facebook and wanted to organise a fundraiser to help raise awareness for the appeal.
Laura said: “I’m into dance and drama and thought a danceathon would be something different that would catch people’s attention.
“The idea is that the dance floor is never empty for the entire time and I’m hoping people will get sponsored to take part.
“There’ll be cake stalls, face painters and even a princess visit.”
A DJ from Mersey Discos is organising a playlist to ensure people take to the floor and local businesses have been donating raffle prizes. Laura said: “Even though Millie has been given the all clear it’s still important to fundraise for her because if she relapses she may have to go to America for treatment which is extremely expensive.
“If Millie stays healthy the money will go to someone else suffering from neuroblastoma, so it’s still a very worthy cause.”
The suggested donation for entry is £3 for adults and £1.50 for children.