In May 2012, Miss Erin was diagnosed with a very rare, aggressive and dangerous form of cancer called “Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma.” Approximately only one in two million people are diagnosed with this type of cancer and only 30% of patients survive past 5 years.
Miss Erin went through two years of chemotherapy and in May of this year, she was given a clean bill of health from her oncologist at Moore’s Cancer Center UCSD Hospital and officially reached her “5 year cancer free” mark. While undergoing chemotherapy, Miss Erin did a lot of reading and researching on how nutrition and diet can play such a pivotal role in one’s health and reverse and prevent many diseases. It was at that time, that she read two books: “The China Study” and “Forks Over Knives” that would ultimately change her life. After being a pesco-vegetarian for 25 years, she decided to go vegan. She has been vegan for almost 3 years and attributes veganism for helping to change her health for the better and encourages everyone to adopt a healthier plant based lifestyle. She is an outspoken advocate for veganism and animal welfare, working with PETA - People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals, to spread the work about the incredible health advantages of going vegan
Miss Erin encourages everyone to get an annual physical exam to screen for early signs of cancer and is now an ambassador for the “Dancers Against Cancer” charity foundation, helping to raise money for those fighting cancer. Dance Unlimited is also a “Hope” studio with DAC and holds annual events to help raise money for this worthwhile charity. She is so proud of all the families at Dance Unlimited who have donated their time and volunteered for hours, helping to support and raise money to help those in need.
Join us for our annual benefit show and carnival January 6th, 2018 - 1:00pm-5:00pm.