What is Lights Camera Cure?

Lights Camera Cure is a Los-Angeles based charitable organization that raises funds and awareness to help children and families battling pediatric cancer through patient support and research. Lights Camera Cure sponsors The Hollywood Dance Marathon, a major charity benefit on the Los Angeles social scene, as well as other fundraising activities throughout the year.
How can I get involved?

It's easy to get involved. LCC is looking for volunteers, sponsors, bands, musicians, donations, and silent auction items for the Hollywood Dance Marathon and other fundraising events.

Contact us to let us know how you would like to get involved. We'd love to hear from you!
What is a Dance Marathon?

A popular fad from the 1920s and 1930s, dance marathons started with people on their feet dancing for extended periods of time competing for prizes or fame. It was popularized in the 1969 movie They Shoot Horses, Don't They? based on the book by Horace McCoy.

In recent years, Dance Marathons have become charity fundraisers, with participants signing up to dance for a period of time raising money from family and friends for their efforts, similar to the cancer walks. While we call our event The Hollywood Dance Marathon, in actuality it's more like a 10k - only 6 hours long. Everyone who participates is a winner because they help raise money and awareness for a great cause: helping kids with cancer.
When and where is the 2016 Hollywood Dance Marathon?

The 5th Annual Hollywood Dance Marathon was held on Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 1PM-7PM at the Avalon Theater in Hollywood.
How many people participate in the Hollywood Dance Marathon?

At the 4th Annual benefit on March 21st, 2015, we had over 225 official dancers and approximately 1,000 total attendees, including Dancers, ticket buyers, celebrity and VIP guests, and others.

We have plenty of room for more! So tell your friends, family, co-workers and whoever you think may want to dance for a cure!
Is there a Red Carpet?

Yes! This isn't your Aunt Bertha's sock hop! This is the Hollywood Dance Marathon, with a Red Carpet, VIPs & celebrities, rockin' bands, amazing singers, hot DJ's and more. Would your media outlet (publication, news organization, website, etc.) like to cover the event? Just contact us to let us know!
How do I raise money as a Dancer?

It's easy. After you register, you will have your very own Dancer Page on our website, which you can customize with your own message and pictures. Email the link to your Dancer Page to family and friends or post it on your Facebook page to raise donations for the cause. Your family and friends can donate online through our secure website. You can view your total at any time and see where you stand toward meeting your fundraising goal. We will also help you with sample emails that have been effective for us in raising donations. It's that simple. In fact, in 2014, Dancers raised an average of over $415 each, and the top Dancers had over $3,000 in donations.
What charity does the Hollywood Dance Marathon support?

Proceeds from the 2016 Hollywood Dance Marathon will benefit Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA and the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital.

Check out more information about our partner hospitals.

What is the Four Diamonds Fund?

The Four Diamonds Fund was founded by Charles and Irma Millard in 1972 to honor their son Christopher, who died from cancer at age 14. The mission of the Four Diamonds Fund is to conquer childhood cancer by assisting children treated at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital and their families through superior care, comprehensive support, and innovative research. In 1999, the Fund established the Four Diamonds Pediatric Cancer Research Institute with a $5 million endowment. Today, approximately 85% of the Fund's revenues go toward research to end childhood cancers. In addition, the fund offsets the cost of treatment not covered by insurance and supports the medical team that cares for the children. For more information, go to and

The name of the Fund comes from a story that Christopher wrote shortly before he lost his battle with cancer. In Christopher's story, a heroic Knight must find the Four Diamonds of Courage, Wisdom, Honesty and Strength in order to be released from captivity by an evil sorceress. The Four Diamonds are symbolic of the traits Chris believed were necessary to overcome cancer.

What does FTK mean?

FTK stands for "For The Kids." We sign our emails "FTK" and chant the letters at the dance marathon as a reminder that all of the effort we're putting into this cause is going back to help kids battling cancer.

Be sure to use our official hashtag: #LCCFTK!
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