Flash Mob 4 Cancer: Local Man Hopes for Viral Video

Friday, Jun 13, 2014  |  Updated 8:32 AM EDT
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Flash Mob 4 Cancer: Local Man Hopes for Viral Video

A Gaithersburg man hopes the video of a flash mob on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial goes viral and helps him raise money to fight cancer.

James Roberts has been nominated as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s 2014 Man of the Year for his work. Since his brother Chris was diagnosed with lymphoma last year, Roberts has been raising money for the fight against cancer.

Recently, he put together a flash mob in front of the Lincoln Memorial. In the video, you can see nearly 100 people, including former Redskins Fred Smoot and Shawn Springs and cheerleaders from the Baltimore Ravens, dancing on the famous memorial's steps.

Roberts hopes the video will go viral and lead to more donations. The "Man of the Year" award is determined, in part, by how much money you can raise.

The winner will be announced Saturday.

Roberts' brother, Chris, is now cancer free.

 

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