Sugar Land kindergartner’s cancer fundraiser steals the show
Queen Theatre today announced final performances for Little Women: The Musical, which will run for two more weekends, December 9 and the 16 at Sugar Land Auditorium. Addie Doss will be in the lobby of the Auditorium to continue raising money for her cause.
Sugar Land Kindergartner Addie Doss set out to raise $2,000 in an effort to to find a cure for cancer. She approached Queen Theatre directors, Erika Waldorf and Katie Harrison, in October with her idea. After seeing QT help Grant Manier raise awareness for Autism during performances of Treasure Island in which she played the role of Annie Trelawney, the theatre seemed a good venue. By presenting her cause through Queen Theatre and their production of Little Women: the Musical she hoped it would provide a larger platform to accomplish her goal.
Addie brought in help from her friends. They made survival bracelets and more than 60 paintings were donated from students at Dickinson Elementary to be sold to raise money for her cause.
She has made her intentions known through a YouTube video by Queen Theatre that has been viewed over 540 times, by presenting her cause at the beginning of each Little Women performance thus far, and from public engagements. Addie has already surpassed her goal of $2,000!
Consequently, her goal is now $3,000 and she looks to the community for help. All donations will benefit St. Jude’s Research in a hope to find a cure for cancer.
At a young age, Addie has felt the effect cancer can have after watching her grandmother, cousin, and close friend suffer from the disease. She decided that standing by to watch was not an option. She wanted to do something about it.
Little Women: The Musical will run from December 2nd through December 18th. Performances will be held on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., with matinees at 3 p.m. on Sundays. Visit www.queentheatre.org for ticketing information.