Dear Staff, Officials, Vendors, Professionals, Students, and Friends:
Several years ago when I purchased San Diego Dancesport Championships I had such hopes to grow a luxury competition in a beautiful city showcasing my favorite sport, Ballroom Dancing. Never did I expect to be diagnosed with Lung Cancer; however, I rallied through with determination, not wanting to let anyone down, surrounded myself with the best staff and officials, and held San Diego Dancesport Championships for two years in a row. Looking so forward to our third year in 2015.
Unfortunately, my condition has worsened and I will require immediate radiation treatment. With the time factor now, this radiation would prohibit me from attending my own competition in June. After much consideration and weighing of all my options, it is with a heavy heart to announce that San Diego Dancesport Championships 2015 has been cancelled. This was such a difficult decision for me to make; however, under the circumstances, it was the only decision that could be made.
I am so sorry for any inconvenience the cancellation has caused. Any monies the competition has received to this point will be completely refunded. I would like to thank everyone for your continued support both on and off the ballroom dance floor. The past few years have been difficult at times and your support has meant so much to me as well as helped me to stay positive in my fight against cancer. I am doing everything I can to return to the dance floor as quickly as possible. Ballroom dancing has been a passion of mine for so many years and I truly miss being out there with all of you.
Again, I am so sorry to have to cancel this year's competition and I thank you for your understanding.
With thanks and admiration, Dee Clark San Diego Dancesport Championships