College Dance Team Central

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

UC Dance Team Helping One Of Its Own Beat Leukemia

An open letter to Bearcat fans from squad

CINCINNATI--Recently a member of the UC Dance Team, Kristin Drew, was diagnosed with Leukemia. Kristin grew up in Oak Hills and then continued her education at the University of Cincinnati. In 2005, she made the UC Dance Team as a freshman and has become a dear member of the Bearcat family. She is an outstanding young lady with a bright future ahead of her. As always, Kristin continues to make jokes, laughs a lot and is in very high spirits. She is determined to beat this! Her attitude is absolutely positive and she should be an inspiration to us all.

If everything goes as planned, Kristin should have her treatment completed within two-and-a-half years. We are certain that she is going to make it through this and be an example for so many. However, we know that the road may be rough and the medical expenses involved in something like this can be overwhelming. Therefore, an account has been established called the KRISTIN DREW FOUNDATION where donations can be made to help the Drew family. The University of Cincinnati is working very closely with the dance team to help raise as much money as possible to contribute to the care and treatment of this young student-athlete.

UC has two upcoming events where donations for Kristin will be accepted. A booth will be set up at the Homecoming Game on Oct. 13 to collect donations. There will also be donation boxes at the entrances. In addition, proceeds from Bearcats Fan Jam, the official kick-off to the basketball season, will be donated to the Drew family. Admission for the event, scheduled for Oct. 20 is $5.

If you would like to make a donation to help Kristin Drew beat Leukemia you can also do one of the following:
1. A donation can be made at any Fifth Third Bank
2. Mail a check/money order to the Drew Family:
Donald & Susan Drew
5609 Windridge Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio 45248

Checks should be made payable to Kristin Drew Foundation

A donation of any size will be such a big help to the Drew family. Let's help her beat this!


The UC Dance Team Coaches: Lisa Spears, Cynthia Oxley, Sarah Judge & Morgan Heflin
Team Members: Jennifer Bernier, Chelsey Billock, Libby Cates, Michelle Ciccarello, Jamie Cobb, Samantha Cobb, Tiffany Cochrane, Morgan Deitsch, Julie Dota, Lindsey Gilkey, Emily Greenstone, Kayla Greenstone, Kelsey Hamada, Brittany Jones, Julia Lamey, Jenny Malaga, Chandra Miller, Hanah Patterson, Emily Riesenberg, Samantha Spieles, Anya Spinazzola, Courtney Ward, Carrie Wiesman, Katie Ziegler & Megan Zugelder


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