The Midlothian Pantherettes and PALS participated in a flash mob and dance awareness event at the Uptown Village in Cedar Hill Sept. 10 to show support and raise awareness for children with microcephaly.

Members of the sqaud all wore yellow shirts and danced around the shopping center.

Flash mobs are a growing trend where a group or cause will show up at a certain place and time and dance in unison, usually unannounced.

Microcephaly is a neurological disorder that means small head.

Each year 25,000 children in the United States are affected by this developmentally challenging disorder and there is no cure.

The donations raised in this event went to the Foundation for Children with Microcephaly.

The foundation is Arizona based and you can find out more about it at its web site: www.childrenwithmicro.org.

The flash mob dance and awareness event was put on by a local non-profit called For Maddie’s Sake!

You can find out more about Maddie, a local child who has microcephaly, and dates for upcoming events at the organization’s website: www.formaddiessake.com.

Sept. 30 is Microcephaly Awareness Day.

Organizations ask that you show support by wearing yellow that day and posting the status “Got Microcephaly?” on your facebook page.