Posted: Aug 15, 2012 4:41 PM by Melissa Anderson - MTN News
Updated: Aug 16, 2012 8:40 AM
HELENA- Zane Listoe, 9, and Jackson Anderson, 7, call themselves the Black Widows - but their hearts are anything but that.
The two boys put their hip-hop freestyle dancing to the test to raise money to honor the memory of a neighbor who passed away from breast cancer earlier this year. The money was donated to the St. Peter's Hospital Foundation in memory of 53-year-old Sharon LaVallee.
"I think it's just a good idea for other kids to do something like this," Jackson said.."
"It's fun to have a goal and just look up to it and keep at it," Zane noted.."
Mike Munck of the St. Peter's Foundation appreciated what the boys did, saying, "They had the empathy to appreciate what a neighboring family with cancer was going through and want to do something to help other families in that situation. That's really cool stuff."
After passing a hat at their performance the boys raised a little over $78 which they donated to the fight against cancer.
Their fundraising was matched by more than 30 hospital employees, who donated more than $1,200 to the effort.
The boys say they will continue with their dancing and encourage others to take up a worthy cause.