Abington Heights Civic League, Dance Academy purchase bike for child with cerebral palsy


From left, first row, Nathan Buchinski, on his new bike and Lynn Lucash, Abington Heights Civic League Dance Academy Treasurer. Second row, Chris Perfilio, Abington Heights Civic League Dance Academy Chairman; Shari Dikeman, Abington Heights Civic League Dance Academy Registrar; and Cheri Murray, Abington Heights Civic League President.

CLARKS SUMMIT — The Abington Heights Civic League and Abington Heights Civic League Dance Academy announced a portion of the proceeds from the annual “Children Dancing for Children” dance recital, held on Saturday, April 25, was used to purchase a specially designed adaptive bike for Nathan Buchinski.

Buchinski, 7, suffers from cerebral palsy. His bike was purchased from Lehigh Valley Steel Force by the Abington Heights Civic League Dance Academy. The Buchinski family was notified in early March and the bike was ordered in April so Buchinski could enjoy it for the summer.

The Abington Heights Civic League is a non-profit women’s organization that supports the community through volunteerism. The dance academy is its largest fund raising project and the group has been offering dance lessons to children for the past 58 years. Each year, the studio, under the direction of Jennifer Sohns Petty, holds an annual recital with the proceeds given to a local family with a medical need. This year, the dance recital proceeds not only purchased the bike for Buchinski, but the Civic League also donated funds to help offset the medical expenses of Elijah Sabo, a 4-year-old with stage 4 Neuroblastoma.

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