RIDC company members have certainly been working hard to bring their mission of coming together to be inspired and inspiring others this fall. The company came together, raised money to put together a Ladybug Comfort basket after they learned of a young local girl battling the same cancer as the APLF namesake Atia was battling.
The dancers had fun shopping for special items both fun and necessary for a person undergoing vigorous cancer treatments. They then got together to prepare the bag and later this holiday season got the chance to meet the young lady who they were going to be presenting the comfort bag to.
Abigail was in awe of all the goodies that were inside her two overflowing bags. Her family members were so grateful, and as you can see by the faces on the dancers we enjoyed watching a small hero find a moment of happiness during a very tough time. RIDC would like to thank Deb and the others at Market Street Diner in Sun Prairie for helping them get in touch with Abigail and her family.
This summer RIDC's first annual Gala will be to benefit Atia's Project Ladybug Fund and it is our hopes that we will be able raise enough money to sponsor many more comfort bags. If you haven't saved the date yet, you'll want to do so and join RIDC for "Still I Rise" June 26, 2015 at Monona Grove High School, Monona WI.