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CONCERT INSPIRED BY BROTHER

FUN: Ms Sylvia McCully, the principal and choreographer of the school, with her students.

The Power of Dance, Music & Hope is a charity concert presented by the Sylvia McCully School of Dancing.

A total of 300 dancers will be performing. It is the 10th concert that Ms Sylvia McCully has organised in aid of non-profit organisations like the Dyslexia Association of Singapore, Kidney Dialysis Foundation and Breast Cancer Foundation.

This year, all proceeds will be donated to the Yong Yoo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore, to further multiple myeloma research.

MOVED

The 65-year-old, who was born and bred here said: "I was particularly moved to do this for my brother, Leonard (below), as he has multiple myeloma. We also want our students to use their talents to help better the lives of others."

Multiple myeloma is a blood cancer that is diagnosed in about 100 patients in Singapore annually.

Ms McCully's older brother, Mr Leonard McCully, was diagnosed with the cancer in 2010.

Said the 70-year-old, who is now in remission: "The drugs at the moment are very limited and they're very expensive as well. No one knows how it starts and it's difficult to cure."

Another of the McCully siblings, Derek, 67, will also be performing with his band The Tornadoes.

The Power of Dance, Music and Hope will be held on Friday and Saturday at the Republic Cultural Centre Theatre at Republic Polytechnic. Tickets, which cost between $15 and $50, are available at the Sylvia McCully School of Dancing (6457-6995).