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SJGF in West Virginia

SJGF in 
West Virginia

For a very special reason, this chapter, known as Team WV, was created to honor Julia’s life and legacy in a place that is near and dear to the Knight family.

Although our Original Raindancer, Julia Grace, lived most of her 12 years in Bristow, Virginia, she was born in West Virginia

and lived in Hurricane, WV until her family moved to Northern Virginia when she was two years old. Julia's mom and

SJGF Founder, Sara Knight (Hoover)  says Julia's personality showed her connection to their home state because she had a little bit of ‘mountain momma’ running through her veins. 

"One of her favorite places to go was our family cabin in Pocahontas County. She loved being outside in the fresh mountain air during the day, going for walks, and spending time with her family around the campfire at night.  She loved having her family all together in one place. After Julia passed away, I knew that the beauty, and peace and quiet of those same mountains was where she belonged. She deserved the most beautiful and most peaceful resting place there was, and well, West Virginia is almost heaven,”  says Julia's mom.


Julia was laid to rest near their family cabin in the beautiful mountains of Pocahontas County, West Virginia. 

Team WV is based in Hurricane, WV where a team of dedicated volunteers, which include Julia Grace’s grandparents, are working hard to help WV Raindancers “Dance in the Rain". Our WV team serves Raindancer families who live within 30 minutes from Hurricane and in 2023 we rolled out our Hospital Program which partners with local companies, clubs, churches, families and schools to provide care packages to parents whose children are being cared for at CAMC Women and Children's Hospital in Charleston, WV. 



We are looking for individuals, sponsors, donors, schools, companies, and volunteers who would like to donate their time, skills & services to Join the Dance in WV.  If you would like to host a "Party with a Purpose" to pack care packages for our Hospital Program please contact

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