Chicago reporter learns a new step to help fight cancer

By Dan Order
Medill Reports

Under three weeks of practice remain, as a local TV reporter prepares to perform a dance she’s been working on for months.

It’s more than just a fun new sport for Lauren Victory of CBS 2, as she’s learning the Lindy Hop to help raise money to fight breast cancer.

Lauren’s Lindy will be one part of the Dancing with Chicago Celebrities benefit event, which will feature performances from nine local celebrities and seven participants from the corporate world.

Though the dancers will compete for best performances, the real goal is to win the event’s MVP awards, designated for both the celebrity and corporate star who raise the most money.

Presented by the Arthur Murray Dance Studio, the event has raised over two million dollars since its inception 13 years ago.

This year’s event will take place March 16th at the Hilton Chicago. Click here to help sponsor Lauren or any of the event’s performers.

Photo at top: Lauren Victory works with dance instructor Alex Stuckey, practicing the Lindy Hop at Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Chicago. (Dan Order/MEDILL)