Lambert-hosted Smiley for Kylie Caberet was a huge success

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Mark Myers

A picture of the crowd who attended the Cabaret taken by Kylie's father.

Smiley for Kylie is a nonprofit organization focused on collecting donations for research into ending pediatric cancer. It was started by the parents of Kylie Myers who was diagnosed with bone cancer at the age of 12. Kylie was known for her strong resolve and constant smile even when suffering through a debilitating disease at such a young age. She passed away early 2015. Kylie’s sisters went to Lambert High School and Lambert has been in support of her family and the organization since Smiley for Kylie began.

Lambert High School recently let the organization host a Cabaret in the school’s auditorium. Many student performers were selected from the people who auditioned to participate in the Cabaret. Each performer went one at a time before the entire audience. Performances ranged from singing to juggling. From charging for admission, the project raised over $10,000 which was their goal. The donations will be used to fund childhood cancer research.

“Performing anywhere is always fun but being able to perform for a cause just makes it a million times better. I’m glad I got the honor to perform with such an amazing organization,” stated a Lambert junior, Gabi Berube, who sang ‘Put your records on’ by Corinne Bailey Rae at the Cabaret.