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For Immediate Release

The American Childhood Cancer Organization Partners with Univision's ¡Mira Quien Baila!  Program and Needs Support to win a $50,000 Grant from Contest

Kensington, Maryland (September 5th, 2012) - The American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO) announced today that Maxi Iglesias will represent their organization in this year's third season premiere of "¡Mira Quien Baila!" (Look Who's Dancing!) a celebrity reality dance competition. On Sunday, September 9th at 8pm, Univision Network will launch its highly-anticipated third season of the reality dance sensation, "¡Mira Quién Baila!" (Look Who’s Dancing!).

"¡Mira Quien Baila!" pairs ten Hispanic celebrities with professional dancers to showcase their movies to a studio audience and a panel of expert judges that select the best dancers.  The remaining contestants will Face Off, and left to be eliminated by the audience's votes. This year, the winning celebrity’s non-profit organization of choice will receive $50,000 on behalf of ¡Mira Quién Baila! sponsor, Verizon. 

This year's celebrity contestants dancing for a cause include:

·         Maxi Iglesias representing American Childhood Cancer Organization

·         Samy representing American Cancer Society

·         Alicia Machado representing Alzheimer's Association

·         Henry Santos representing National Latino Children's Institute

·         Argelia Atilano representing Hispanic Scholarship Fund

·         Erika Valentina representing Mariachi Academy of New York

·         Maripily representing March of Dimes

·         Bobby Pulido representing Vannie Cook Jr. Children's and Hematology Clinic

·         Fernando Arau representing His House Children's Home

·         Mystery guest representing Amigo for Kids

 

 

How You Can Help

 

 

 

You can help ACCO win $50,000 by following this year's "¡Mira Quien Baila!" show and casting your vote for Maxi Iglesias!

Each celebrity’s participating nonprofit will receive $5,000 on behalf of UnivisionState Farm will provide Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) to the non-profit organization chosen by the celebrity that is deemed to have “most improved” during the Program. 

 

About ACCO

 

 

 

 

The American Childhood Cancer Organization's mission is to provide information and support for children and adolescents with cancer and their families, to provide grassroots leadership through advocacy and awareness, and to support research leading to a cure for all children diagnosed with this life-threatening disease. ACCO has become a recognized leader both nationally and internationally in the providing pediatric cancer family support.