Mother and son’s fund raising dance-off through the decades – who did it better

Today’s modern world has given us some very modern problems. Our fast lifestyles are equally matched by our appetite for fast foods, short-cuts to quicken the pace of our days, and we don’t seem to have the time to exercise as regularly as we should. This all leads to health issues that we probably would not have had to face a century ago. Cancer, the word that we all fear and don’t want to hear, is something that will affect all of us at sometime in our lives. Let’s face it, we all know someone who has suffered from the disease, some of us may even had good friends and family that may have lost their battle against this foe.

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer amongst women in the US. A staggering 123.7 per 100,000 of the population will contract breast cancer. This sounds pretty scary, but the survival rate from this aggressive for of the disease is very high. An interesting fact that I wasn’t aware of until now is that lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among women in the US.

In 1980, a lady named Nancy G Brinker promised her dying sister that she would do everything in her power to make breast cancer a thing of the past. Her promise to her sister lead her to form the “Susan G Komen Organization” the worlds largest non-profit source of funding for the fight against breast cancer. Nancy started with 200-dollars and a shoebox full of potential donor names and has since gone on to invest more than 2.9-billion-dollars in pioneering research and community health outreach programs in more than 60 countries. Between 1989 and 2004 their efforts helped reduce the death from breast cancer by an incredible 38-percent.

In the clip below you will meet mother and son dancers Ginny and Scott. They are performing in a talent show that is raising money for the Susan G Komen Organization at the Myers Park High School in Charlotte, North Carolina where Ginny is a counselor. This incredible mom-son combination put together a clever and very funny routine that had the audience cheering right from the first moves. The music they chose varied from Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” to “Cotton-Eye Joe” to the “Macarena” and several other pieces in between. There is even a little dance-off sequence between parent and child as they try to out-do each other.

Incredibly, 49-million people viewed the clip on the schools Facebook page after it was first uploaded. Click on the link below and enjoy the fun that a Mom and son team can have with each other, after all, 49-million people can’t be wrong, can they.