9-year-old UDO dancer, Lily Douglas has been diagnosed with stage 4 Ewing’s Sarcoma cancer. 

A vibrant and energetic girl, Lily was due to dance in Germany at the UDO European Championships but had to undergo intense chemotherapy and an operation to remove the bone in her leg. 

Lily loves to dance, and after speaking with her dance teacher Jackie Nicholl from JGN Dance School in Perth, we have donated £250 from our Road to Words campaign to ensure that when she is well enough, Lily can return to dance class to be with her friends and continue her much loved passion without her parents worrying about the cost.

Road to Worlds is aiming to raise £10,000 to split between UDOIT! Dance Foundation and our 2017 partners, Teenage Cancer Trust. The campaign is focused on cycling a collective 11,000 miles by August, which is the distance dancers from New Zealand will travel to Glasgow to compete at UDO World Street Dance Championships 2017. UDOIT is continuing to pursue its mission of using street dance to change the lives of young people.

If you would like to join in on the Road to Worlds, you can in a variety of ways! You can hop on a pedal or exercise bike and donate miles to the cause and help us hit 11,000, or you can donate any money you can spare by visiting our Just Giving page https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/udoit-dancefoundation/roadtoworlds2017 or by texting DANC17 followed by £1, £2, £3 or £5 to 70070.

Thank you in advance for your support, and please join us in sending Lily and her family our best wishes!