42nd Street Touring Company 'Dares To Dance' To Raise Awareness

A California family is raising money for a life-changing surgery for their inspiring toddler Finley, who has cerebral palsy and has never been able to walk.

Their goal is to raise awareness of her disorder with a dance challenge - and the Los Angeles Fire Department was ready with an initial response that has gone viral in under one week.

Firefighters with the department's North Hollywood station put on their dancing shoes and strutted their stuff to Meghan Trainor's "Better When I'm Dancin'" to raise awareness for the #DareToDance campaign.

Similarly, cast members from the national touring company of 42nd Street have created a video to show their support, tapping their feet all over Fort Worth, Texas, where the company recently concluded performances (before opening in Tulsa, OK). Check out the video below, and CLICK HERE for more information on Finley Smallwood.

The company of 42nd STREET includes Caitlin Ehlinger as Peggy Sawyer, Matthew J Taylor as Julian Marsh, Kaitlin Lawrence as Dorothy Brock, Britte Steele (Maggie Jones), Steven Bidwell (Bert Barry), Mark Fishback (Abner Dillon), DJ Canaday (Pat Denning), Blake Stadnik (Billy Lawlor), Natalia Lepore Hagan (Annie), Carlos Morales (Mac/Doc/Thug), Lamont Brown (Andy Lee), Rob Ouellette (Oscar), Vanessa Mitchell (Lorraine) and Mallory Nolting (Phyllis).

Rounding out the ensemble is Matthew Alexander, Emily Blake Anderson, Brittany Bigelow, Allison Blanchard, Molly Jean Blodgett, Stephanie Brooks, Taylore Burke, Mitchell Canfield, Joel Chambers, Kahlia Davis, Tricia Desario, Sarah Fagan, Lucia Foster, Kelly Gleason, Patrick Heffernan, Tommy Joscelyn, Brady Miller, Mandy Modic, Georgina Moore, Courtney Moran, Jocelyn Moss, Alicia Newcom, Tanner Outly and Andrew Winans.

Details and more information on the national tour of 42nd STREET can be found at www.42ndstmusical.com.

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