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Dance Against Cancer in NYC features Kevin Boseman

The dancer and choreographer is the brother of the late Chadwick Boseman.

The 10th annual American Cancer Society Dance Against Cancer, held outdoors at Lincoln Center in Manhattan, dazzled supporters with some of the most talented dancers on Earth. The event was the first large ticketed dance performance in New York City since the pandemic began. It raised nearly $400,000.

Dance companies included the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, the American Ballet Theatre, the New York City Ballet, and more. The benefit show included dancer and choreographer Kevin Boseman (being lifted on stage above), himself a cancer survivor and brother of actor Chadwick Boseman, who lost his battle with colon cancer last year.

“It’s not about me or what kind of cancer I had. It’s about all of us being aware of our bodies, taking care of our bodies, and keeping our screening appointments,” Boseman said. 

You can watch an interview with him on CBS. In it, he noted that millions of people missed cancer screenings last year because of COVID-19.

The premiere event is organized by founders Erin Fogarty and Daniel Ulbricht, friends, artists, and children of parents who battled cancer.

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