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Ketchikan dancers to perform in Craig

Posted: Friday, February 13, 2009

CRAIG - The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Women's Health Program and Inter-island Ferry Association are hosting the Ketchikan Theatre Ballet for "An Evening of Dance" at 7 p.m., Feb. 26, at the Craig High School auditorium.

Courtesy Of Ketchikan Theatre Ballet
Courtesy Of Ketchikan Theatre Ballet

The show is designed to raise awareness about the importance of early screening tests for breast cancer and to honor cancer survivors. Educational brochures and information on women's health issues will be available in the commons area.

The Ketchikan Theatre Ballet senior company features the school's most advanced dancers. They are led by Marguerite Auger, a former Ketchikan ballet dancer and the troupe's director since 1984.

Cake and punch will be served after the performance, and there will be a chance to meet the ballerinas.

"The Ketchikan Theatre Ballet has been performing for Prince of Wales in conjunction with breast cancer awareness for the past 10 years," Auger said. "It is important for us here at Ketchikan Theatre Ballet to promote a healthy lifestyle for our students. Because the majority of our dancers are female, we believe that the understanding of breast cancer awareness is imperative at a young age."

Tickets are $5 for adults ages 10-64. The show is free for senior citizens and youth ages 9 and younger. Tickets are on sale at the SEARHC Alicia Roberts Medical Center in Klawock and Voyageur Book Store in Craig. Tickets also will be available at the door.

For more information, contact Susan Suarez at 966-8459 or susan.suarez@searhc.org. For information about the SEARHC Women's Health Program, visit www.searhc.org/womenshealth.



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