so i've been swing dancing for three months now. and i'm still loving it. so much that i'm at atomic three or four times a week either taking classes or social dancing. i've learned so much that it often becomes a jumble in my head. and now i'm learning to lead, too. why not throw another challenge in the mix?
but i'm not writing just to update you on my swing dancing progress. i'm writing to invite you to support a fundraising event atomic ballroom is sponsoring--the 24 Hour Cancer Dance-a-thon. in its first year, this event raised about $50,000 for City of Hope, one of america's best hospitals for cancer. last year (the dance-a-thon's second year), it raised $100,000. this year they hope to raise $150,000. all profit goes directly to the hospital. and the venue and all of the entertainers, instructors, and organizers are offering their services free, so the vast majority of the money raised will be profit.
i'll be dancing in the dance-a-thon. i'm asking you to make a donation if you're interested. any little bit will help--$5, $10--whatever you can spare. to make a donation, visit my page at the dance-a-thon and scroll to the bottom of the page until you see the yellow "donate" button. designate an amount for your donation (you don't have to donate $100), write a dedication if you'd like to, and click the "donate" button. you'll be prompted to provide your credit card info, etc.
if you'd like additional info, leave a comment with your email address and i'll send you more info. and if you're in the area (southern california) and would like to come dance, do!
thanks for your help in supporting a great cause!