Mission Viejo Christian School students will present The BIG SHOW “Up 2 U!” – a program inspired by members of the school who are battling cancer, including teachers and an eighth-grader diagnosed with a rare form of cancer when he was 11 years old.

Audiences will be entertained and inspired by 250 student and staff performers to give to the cure, fight with courage and never give up, pray and trust God, care and be there for someone and stand strong together, said program organizers.

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Supporting Stand Up 2 Cancer, Mission Viejo Christian School students will present a flash mob dance on Thursday at The Shops at Mission Viejo and a program Friday at Mission Viejo High School.

Special celebrity guests include Caroline Sunshine from The Disney Channel’s “Shake it Up” series and cancer survivor Connie Needham, best known for her role as Elizabeth on the television program “Eight is Enough.”

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Other participants include Hollywood’s Stand Up 2 Cancer organization, NEGU/Jessie Rees Foundation, American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation, and Mission Viejo High School football players and cheerleaders.

The performance will be held 7-8 p.m. Friday at Mission Viejo High School, 25025 Chrisanta Drive, Mission Viejo.

In addition to The BIG SHOW “Up 2 U!”, 60 MVCS students will sing and perform a flash mob dance in support of Stand Up 2 Cancer at The Shops at Mission Viejo 7-7:15 p.m. Thursday.

MVCS students have been Standing Up to Cancer through various activities throughout the school year. Every class has adopted and is caring for one of 15 MVCS cancer families through several outreach programs within their community. They promote cancer awareness through monthly activities that give proceeds to Stand Up 2 Cancer. The school will present the money raised by the students to Stand Up 2 Cancer, the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s organization supporting groundbreaking cancer research.

 

From: The Orange County Register

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