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Carrie Ann Inaba Named National Celebrity Spokesperson of the Andrea Rizzo Foundation

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Our National Spokesperson, Carrie Ann Inaba discusses Dréa’s Dream in September issue of Caregiver magazine!

Carrie Ann Inaba’s generous gift to the Foundation!

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We thank Carrie Ann Inaba for helping us to help children with cancer and special needs through her enormous generosity!
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Carrie Ann Inaba and Dréa’s Dream on Entertainment Tonight!

Dréa’s Dream “kicks off” at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA with the help of Carrie Ann Inaba

A “dream come true”

The Andréa Rizzo Foundation was honored to be able to escort a patient from Childrens Hospital Los Angeles to Dancing With the Stars.  Amanda was thrilled to have front row seats and to get to meet judge Carrie Ann Inaba after the show and then go backstage for a photo op with some of the dancers.  The Andréa Rizzo Foundation is grateful to Dancing With the Stars for offering a gift that is a  “dream come true” for a young person who is truly deserving.

Dréa’s Dream: “Kick Off” at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles 
Once again, spreading the gift of dance/movement therapy!

Dréa’s Dream was mentioned in PEOPLE magazine’s article about Carrie Ann Inaba.

See page 90 of the October 26, 2009 edition to read the article.
Carrie Ann Inaba tells of her support and updates this Season of Dancing With the Stars in Entertainment Weekly

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The Andréa Rizzo Foundation featured with Carrie Ann Inaba on Billy Bush Show

Carrie Ann Inaba supports our cause on THE BONNIE HUNT SHOW and Entertainment Weekly

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Carrie Ann Inaba, dancer and judge of the hit show Dancing With the Stars, has signed on as The National Celebrity Spokesperson of The Andréa Rizzo Foundation which funds Dréa’s Dream, a pediatric dance therapy program for children with cancer and special education needs. Carrie Ann Inaba believes strongly in the healing effects of dance therapy and participated in the kick off of Dréa’s Dream at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA this past November. She was featured on and ET Online as she brought added smiles and excitement to the children and families at the hospital. For the past three seasons, The Andréa Rizzo Foundation has been awarded VIP tickets and front row seats to Dancing With the Stars, enabling them to escort pediatric patients for a “dream trip” to the show.  Through this wonderful opportunity, President of the foundation, Susan Rizzo Vincent, was able to meet and talk with Carrie Ann Inaba, who immediately offered generous support for the cause. “With the help of Carrie Ann Inaba, we will be able to touch the lives of so many more children through the power of dance,” said Rizzo Vincent.  “We are so honored to be affiliated with a celebrity of such stature; one who obviously knows first hand the positive impact that dance can have on fragile children.  We look forward to the wonderful attention that our National Celebrity Spokesperson will bring to our cause,” adds Rizzo Vincent. The Andréa Rizzo Foundation is the only non-profit, 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization in the United States that provides grants that fund dance therapy programming exclusively for children with cancer and special education needs. The Andréa Rizzo Foundation is looking forward to Carrie Ann Inaba, their new National Celebrity Spokesperson, hosting a fundraiser to be held in June in Los Angeles, California. For more information, please contact Susan Rizzo Vincent at 401-952-2423 or visit

With the help and generosity of Dancing With the Stars, The Andréa Rizzo Foundation has been able to offer a dream come true to pediatric cancer patients. After escorting patients to Season V and Season VI with “VIP tickets and VIP treatment” from the staff at Dancing With the Stars, we have felt compelled to give back to the Los Angeles community. We thought that the perfect way to say “thank you” would be to offer Dance Therapy to children with cancer in Los Angeles. After much planning, we are proud to announce that we will be providing the “gift of dance therapy” to pediatric cancer patients at renowned Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA in Los Angeles. To “kick-off” the program, Dancing With the Stars judge, Carrie Ann Inaba believes strongly in the healing effects of dance therapy and has generously offered her support!  She will attend the November  “kick-off” and participate in the first dance therapy session on November 13th, bringing  added smiles and excitement to the children and families at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA! We are so very excited to see this program come to fruition and bursting with gratitude for Carrie Ann Inaba’s support and Dancing With the Stars generosity. We look forward to bringing another special patient to Season VII of Dancing With the Stars….this time a patient from Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA!!