Teen organizes dance fundraiser for childhood cancer

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT)– A local teenager is bringing his peers together to defeat childhood cancer. Dozens of local performers put on their dancing shoes for the fifth annual Tapping Out Childhood Cancer gala. 13-year-old Alex Swader put together the event. In 2007, he was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a cancer of the bone or soft tissue. During chemo, Swader dreamed of returning to the dance floor. After five years cancer free, he wants to use his favorite activity to help others. Since beginning his dance-related fundraisers, Swader has helped raise more than $50,000 for cancer research at Children’s of Alabama.

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