Actors from "The Lion King" North American tour lent their talents to a special cabaret performance on Jan. 6 in Los Angeles to support breast cancer patients. The Cabaret for a Cure event was produced by the Helping Hands Campaign (HHC) in part to raise funds for Kristie Betz, a dance instructor with a stage 3 breast cancer diagnosis. The event also benefited the Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) organization.
"Everyone is working hard and volunteering their time to support an amazing woman and a fantastic organization," John Sloan, executive director of the HHC, said in a statement. "Not only is LBBC a great organization, dedicated to assisting women through their struggle, but Kristie is facing six months of chemotherapy and countless medical bills. We are here to help in any way we can."
Cabaret for a Cure featured a song and dance number from "The Lion King" cast members. Additionally, recording artist Tah Mac and Upright Citizens Brigade comedian Christian Spicer were special guests.
LBBC provides community support for those diagnosed with breast cancer. Additionally, the organization offers informational webinars on a variety of topics, including nutrition, diet, exercise and fitness.Whizzco