Bethesda, MD—Walter Johnson High School located in Bethesda, has recently pledged their support for the Andréa Rizzo Foundation’s nationwide fundraising effort, “Dance Across America.”
Students from the Walter Johnson community will compete in their own dance crews to show off their many talents. The charity event, overseen by Principal Mrs. Jenifer Baker, will be on Friday, December 16th, 2011, where the students participate in a spinoff of MTV’s “America’s Best Dance Crew”.
“Dance Across America” is one of many fundraising efforts created by the Andréa Rizzo Foundation, a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization dedicated to bringing dance therapy to children with cancer and special needs in public schools and pediatric hospitals across the country. Created in memory of a young dance therapy graduate student an d survivor of childhood cancer, killed by a drunk driver at the age of 24, the foundation aspires to bring dancers together to blend dance and compassion. Dancers of all ages in all parts of the country can make a difference in the lives of fragile children by doing what they love best…dancing!