I am a participant in Dancing for Gold because kids should never have to fight cancer alone, and I’m praying for a world where cancer doesn’t exist.
Grace Travis is the Manager of the Giving Tree Boutique located in LaCenter, Kentucky. She has worked at the Giving Tree for almost three years. She is known for her morning Lives and TikToks, which will surely put a smile on anyone's face. Grace is a 2018 graduate of McCracken County High School.
Grace is known for her bubbly, outgoing personality, and her love for making people laugh. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her zoo of fur children, Laney, Smurfy, Marleigh, June, and Sammy, and spending time with her friends and family. She also enjoys reading, taking drives through her beloved Ballard County, and having one-person jam sessions at any time possible.
She is a member of Oscar Baptist Church, where she is very active in their young adult classroom and their children's ministry. One of Grace's many favorite bible verses is Luke 23:34 "Love them anyway." The verse is one of her favorites because, as Christians, God has called us to love one another as Christ loved us, and that is something she tries to do with every person she encounters.
"She has grown up in Ballard County, and the older she gets, the more she appreciates how tight-knit they are as a community. They may not always get along, but when it gets hard, you don't have to go far to find someone who loves you," she says. "When she began to hear about these sweet children faced with this awful disease cancer, it was heartbreaking. She has watched her community lock arms and pour out their love for these kids and their families. It gives her hope, but it makes her thankful to the good Lord above that she gets to be a part of it!" Book for Hope childhood cancer organization contacted her about being a participant in Dancing for Gold. She knew they helped local families with a child on cancer treatment, and she was happy to be involved with their Dancing for Gold event.
"These children are fighting for their lives, and she wants them to know that they have a community behind them that loves them in the good, the bad, and the ugly. Children with cancer are truly some of the strongest people I know."