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Dirty Dancing audiences give over $120,000 to help beat women’s cancers!

Tuesday 27 October, 2015

Dirty Dancing performers with cheque


Cancer Council is grateful to have been the official charity partner for the musical Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage throughout the show’s Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide seasons.

Cancer Council is delighted to announce that Dirty Dancing has raised over $120,000 for Cancer Council though generous donations made by audience members via a special charity dress rehearsal performance and bucket collections at other performances.

In Victoria, the generous patrons gave over $12,000 to ensure Cancer Council Victoria can continue to support Victorian women with breast and gynaecological cancers.

Every year, 5,500 Victorian women are diagnosed with breast or gynaecological cancer. The funds raised through Dirty Dancing will go towards work across every area of women’s cancers including research, prevention and support.

Cancer Council Victoria CEO Todd Harper thanked the cast and crew of Dirty Dancing for collecting donations at some of their Melbourne shows and to the audiences for their support.

“With 84 new cancer diagnoses in Victoria every day there aren’t many in the community who aren’t affected. All funds generously raised will go towards our cancer research, prevention programs and support services to make a real difference to affected by breast and gynaecological cancers.”

Producer John Frost said on behalf of his co-producers, “I am thrilled that we have raised over $120,000 for the Cancer Council, the official charity for the national tour of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage. I’d like to thank patrons who have bought tickets to our charity dress rehearsal and to other audiences who have donated through our bucket collection, enabling us to reach this terrific result for a very important charity. With the tour closing this Sunday after an extraordinary year, I’d like to thank the cast and crew of Dirty Dancing who have supported this worthy cause for the entire tour.”