Kids Supporting Kids NM

“Kids Supporting Kids” is back Saturday, January 28, 6-8:30 p.m., at the Hiland Theatre, 4800 Central Avenue SE, where youngsters will again entertain an audience in a special-themed show, Lights On Broadway!, showcasing some of New Mexico’s most talented children singing, dancing, making music and otherwise entertaining.

Kids Supporting Kids NM is a group of young performers that includes dancers from the National Dance Institute of New Mexico, a chamber group from the Albuquerque Youth Symphony, solo singers and others. This year’s event will feature special performances by the Santa Fe School of the Arts and a 38-drummer corps from Los Lunas. Lights On Broadway! also will host kids with cancer dancing with medically fragile kids, and physicians and nurses in a swing dance number.

Kids Supporting Kids NM was founded by David Lang, director of advanced manual therapies at UNM’s Center for Life Integrative Medicine Clinic, to raise funds for much needed alternative medical treatments, like massage and acupuncture, for UNM pediatric cancer patients. Such treatments often aren’t covered by insurance, but can open physical, emotional and psychological doors for improved recovery.

Tickets are $25 for the performance only; $50 for the gala, which includes a reception and dance party. One-hundred percent of all ticket-sale net proceeds will go to the Integrative Medicine Pediatric Fund. The pre-show reception begins at 6 p.m.

“Healing comes one touch at a time, one person at a time,” says Lang. “Massage helps give the healing process a chance to work, while providing relief, at least temporarily, from pain and associated anxiety.”

For more information, visit UNM’s Center for Life Clinic or like us on Facebook at kidssupportingkids