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On Your Toes Dance Studio donates to ALS research

Published: January 31, 2013 12:00 AM
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Dance Studio, on Ravenna Road in Twinsburg, in its annual effort to give back to the community, decided this year to keep it closer to the On Your Toes family.

Treg Charlton, father of two dancers, Audrey and Mia of Chagrin Falls, was diagnosed with ALS a few years ago. ALS, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is degenerative and debilitating -- and so far there is no cure.

This year, Joey Bailey, owner and director of On Your Toes, decided to give her dancers a challenge: Build a snowman, one paper snowball at a time, with each snowball representing $1. The young dancers more than met this challenge and brought in $325 to help the research to cure ALS.

A top donator was Maddie Wolford and her family; next was Alexis Tomko; and Kayla Farrar, who came in third, actually earned the money she donated by selling homemade Christmas ornaments at the Giant Eagle in Twinsburg.

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The manager at Giant Eagle was so touched by what Kayla and On Your Toes were doing, they gave a giant stuffed dog to Mia and Audrey.

Mia and Audrey and their family were pleased at the love and compassion that they received from the dancers, as were Bailey and all of the On Your Toes family.

On Your Toes thanks all the generous families for helping give back to the community.

In their 13th year of dance, Bailey and her teachers at On Your Toes teach compassion and kindness, as well as the art of dance.

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