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American Cancer Society Ballet Event Fundraiser: Relevé

May 2nd, 2020 No comments

This is a unique fundraiser where the national and local dance world joins hands with the local American Cancer Society. This fundraising performance is called Relevé, which is the French word which means to “rise up.” It is also a new, Non-Profit organization for children’s health.
Relevé will take place on Saturday, May 2, 2020 in the Roschel Performing Arts Center at Franklin and Marshall College. It will feature some of the best dancers from the United States as well as local ballet and contemporary students from Lancaster County. Viktor Yeliohin, the Ballet Master of the Viktor Yeliohin International Ballet Academy, is the creator of the show. He wants to give back to the community in this unique way.

Dancers from the NJ ballet, the Colorado Ballet and the Joffrey Ballet, in conjunction with local ballerinas will send a powerful message of not just standing up for a cause, but dancing for a cause.

Audience members will enjoy watching an amazing, talent filled show while contributing to the American Cancer Society, specifically to help fight children’s cancer. According to Erik McGaughey, spokesperson for the American Cancer Society, “Funds raised help ACS fund and conduct breakthrough research, and give cancer patients and their families the resources they need, like free rides to chemo, free places to stay near hospitals, and a live 24/7 helpline for answers and support.”

Join hands with this next generation of performers who will be part of the important work of advocating for children’s health. Relevé tickets are available now for purchase. Log on to and click on Relevé to call for tickets and to select your seats.
Mr. Yeliohin may be reached by phone 717-419-6688 or by email:

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Praise & Worship Podcast with David Leonard

January 22nd, 2020 No comments

Praise & Worship Podcast Episode 3 features special guest, David Leonard! Singer/Songwriter, Worship Leader, Producer–he’s a Dove Award winning unstoppable generating force of creativity. We talk about filming a music video with his dad, corporate versus individual worship songs, and breaking away from the keyboard on MercyMe’s 2020 tour. Plus, miscarriage from a man’s perspective: how it feels and what helps.

On a personal note: David Leonard‘s album, “The Wait”, was huge for my husband and me. If you know our story, you know Sam was diagnosed with testicular cancer right after we were married. I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer a couple years later. Doctor’s said we had a one in a million chance at having a baby. It was 7 years before our son, Josiah, was born with some help from IVF. We say (hands down!) infertility is harder to go through than cancer. You might also know that last year: after trying and waiting for even more years, we got pregnant–but it was ectopic, which meant emergency surgery and incredible shock. Pain like that threatens to destroy you. But, surprisingly God has encouraged us deeply, reawakening our hearts and our hope! After that hardest hit yet, we feel more compelled than ever to share and encourage you. We know so many can relate. For me, songs are essential in this process. Lyrics give you voice while music does its work on your soul. If you are in this boat too, I’d love to share this conversation with you. You can find it on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and SoundCloud. I pray it helps you feel more hope (and less alone).

Kristi Leigh, WJTL DJ

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