Mark Ballas poses with his mom Shirley at the What’s Your Why? Smoke Swap event in Times Square, New York City on Wednesday afternoon (May 27).
The 29-year-old pro dancer and Shirley, also a pro dancer, showed off their dancing skills at the event and also offered tips to quit smoking, having both been smokers themselves.
“I was very inspired as a child by my mom. So when I put my mind towards quitting smoking, I knew she was going to be the best support and partner. It was the right choice for both of us and we did it together,” Mark shared in a statement.
Shirley added, “Mark is my world. I would do anything for him – even quitting smoking. When he asked me to do this with him, I couldn’t say yes fast enough, but there are still times I struggle with cravings. When that happens, I remind myself of my “why” – being there for Mark and my future grandchildren – and it gives me the strength to remain smoke-free.”
For the “What’s Your Why” campaign, adult smokers are encouraged to share and celebrate who or what motivates them to quit – their “why.”
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