January 12th, 2012
Triumph Charter Academy Hosts Dance Across America Event
Los Angeles, California — The Triumph Charter Academy in Los Angeles, California will house a Dance Across America event to support Dréa's Dream pediatric dance therapy program funded by the Andréa Rizzo Foundation. Students in 6th – 8th grade will compete to raise pledges to support this non-profit organization. Dance teacher, Melissa Obregon Perez will oversee this charity event on January 13, 2012 as all participants dance for this worthy cause.
“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 and 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!
Since it’s inception in 2002, The Andréa Foundation has garnered attention nationwide. Their National Spokesperson is Carrie Ann Inaba of Dancing With the Stars and actress Jane Seymour’s Open Hearts Foundation just honored them with one of the first Open Hearts Awards. Harry Shum Jr. of GLEE is also an ardent supporter of the foundation’s groundbreaking work with pediatric cancer patients.
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