Dance For Dicus – Giveaway

For years you’ve seen the bright yellow bumper stickers with the message “Pray for Will Dicus.” Now cars are sporting a new batch of bright yellow stickers encouraging you to “Dance for Dicus!”  High Country residents have the opportunity to do just that at the Dance For Dicus, benefitting the Will Dicus Medical Fund.


Friday, February 6, 7-10pm
Watauga High School Gym
$10 per person -children under 5 free with a parent

DJ Brian from Sound Technique will be playing family friendly music from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, along with current hits. Dress is casual, and light refreshments will be served.

Local WHS senior Will Dicus was diagnosed with a rare form of Ewing Sarcoma 5 years ago. He has undergone years of cancer therapy, fighting the disease. An avid baseball player, Will has continued to train and pitch when he can. Most recently, the son of Pepi and Bill Dicus has been receiving experimental chemotherapy at the National Health Institute in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dance For Dicus is the brainchild of 20 year old CCTI Watauga Student Body President Brent Whitley. He first learned about the Dicus family while serving as a volunteer in the emergency room at Watauga Medical Center. When he inquired about a flyer for the Dicus Medical Fund, Brent learned about the Will and his family’s ongoing battle against cancer. He was inspired to help. ” I thought a benefit dance would be a great way to rally the community around this family who means so much to the Boone area,” said Brent. When ICU and emergency room nurse Pepi gave her blessing to proceed, Brent began recruiting local sponsors.

The bright yellow “Dance For Dicus” bumper stickers are free at sponsors Chick Fil A, Jersey Mike’s Subs at New Market, and Tucker’s Cafe at the Boone Mall. Other sponsors include Precision Printing, Ingle’s Supermarket, Watauga Medical Center Employees, Shepherd’s Heart Ministries, High Country Cotillion, Baptist Campus Ministries at ASU, Donald P. Thrasher Accounting Services, Boone Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Mast General Store, and Hopewell United Methodist Church. Due to the generosity of the sponsors recruited by organizer Brent Whitley, 100% of the proceeds will go to Dicus Medical Fund.

Sharon Carlton first saw the bumper stickers and learned about Will’s battle during spring baseball season 5 years ago. “Other parents sitting on the bleachers and cheering for sons and their teammates shared stories about Will’s great temperament and determination to beat this “invader.” When he began chemotherapy and faced losing his hair, his teammates shaved their heads in support of their friend,” Sharon said. “I was impressed that Will helped coach younger players. Throughout his remisson periods and new battles, traditional and experimental therapies, he has continued to encourage those around him. I am inviting my former and current High Country Cotillion students and their families to encourage Will and his family by “Dancing for Dicus” this Friday!”

“All ages are welcome, and are invited to “dance through the decades” while supporting the Dicus family,” said Brent.

To be a sponsor or to volunteer at the dance, call Brent at 828-773-4681, or email

Dance for Dicus would like to give two pairs of tickets to two Mom Squad Readers!  Because the dance is Friday, we’re doing a special midweek giveaway! To enter to win, leave a comment on this post.  If you know Will Dicus, share something special about him or a favorite memory!

The contest will run through wednesday night, February 4.  Winner will be announced Thursday!

Come back Friday for another Valentine’s Giveaway!.


  1. I’ve never met Will but he’s been a part of our prayers for years.

  2. hi momy

  3. Hi,

    We are putting on the benefit on the attached website for Will & family. This is a run at the Boone Greenway Trail in memory of Ryan Glenny who lost his battle to Ewing’s Sarcoma 12/21/2007. There will be musical groups performing all along the way. I hope you can spread the word in any way you can.

    John Glenny