October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and this weekend you can help out a great cause and enjoy performances that will move you in a way that you didn't think was possible.

There is a new dance company in the Southern Tier and it's called VORTEX. It's under the direction of The Dance Connection’s very own Miss Anne Trebilcock.

Their premier performance is this weekend, October 21st-23rd at the Robert Eckart Theater in the Endicott Performing Arts Center (EPAC). It's located at 102 Washington Avenue in Endicott with all proceeds going directly to Traci's Hope.

It's "I'm In Here." Women's journeys of hope and strength told through dance and song. There will be three shows this Friday and Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 2 pm.

Trebilcock brought together 17 dancers and 7 choreographers, to stage this original performance created in honor of breast cancer patients and survivors.

Several women, all in different stages of cancer treatment and remission, have shared their experiences through interviews, pieces of which will be used within the performance.

This intimate and honest dialogue adds to the performance and embraces heartbreak, humor, and all that lies in between. This experience has been a life changing collaboration between dancers, choreographers, singers, and musicians.

Dancers will join forces with some of the area’s best vocalists and musicians to depict the emotional journey that cancer entails. Trebilcock’s message through Vortex is that “none of us are alone, we are sharing the same journey, we are here together.

Traci Gibson was a friend of mine and she formed Traci’s Hope in 2004. She lost her battle in 2006. Traci's Hope helps local families deal with breast cancer, pay for expenses and services not covered by medical insurance.

It is run entirely by volunteers, with 100% of all proceeds benefiting families within the community. To find out more about Traci's Hope, go here.

To get tickets for "I'm In Here" stop at the EPAC box office or go here.

[via Traci's Hope]