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Kate Campa Dance Invitational to be held in memory of Yuma girl lost to cancer

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A dance event in Yuma on Saturday will honor the life of a local girl lost to cancer.

The Kate Campa Dance Invitational on Saturday will be held in memory of Kate Campa. Kate was a competitive dancer in Yuma who was 16 when she passed away from Ewing sarcoma cancer in October 2020.

Kate’s mother Lilian Campa said the theme is 80’s Dance Showcase. One of Kate’s favorite pastimes was watching 1980’s movies with her dad Alfredo.

“So it’s like going home," Lilian Campa told KAWC. "It’s like getting a little bit of my daughter back on Saturday and being able to enjoy the fine arts. For me, that’s huge. I feel like there’s going to be a lot of tears shed by me simply because I miss seeing the girls dance.”

The dance invitational will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at Yuma High School. Information at

Victor is originally from West Sacramento, California and has lived in Arizona for more than five years. He began his print journalism career in 2004 following his graduation from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Victor has been a reporter for the following daily newspapers: The Monterey County Herald, The Salinas Californian and the Reno Gazette-Journal, where he covered stories including agriculture, education and Latino community news. Victor has also served as a local editor for Patch, a national news organization with hyperlocal websites, in Carmichael, California in the Sacramento area. He also served as the editor for The New Vision, the newspaper for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson, which includes Yuma and La Paz counties. Victor lives in Somerton. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and following most sports.