Planning Underway for 1st Annual Dancing for Stroke Fundraiser at Sheraton Wildhorse Pass in Chandler, AZ

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Arizona Ballroom Champions, Dignity Health Foundation and local doctors team up for a black-tie event to raise funds for stroke therapy programs.

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This event is a dream come true. Less than a year ago, Terri Lamb and I had an idea for a fundraiser that could help raise money for Stroke Survivors and their caregivers

Founders of Arizona Ballroom Champions have partnered with Dignity Health Foundation to host the 1st Dancing for Stroke event on October 3, 2015. The black-tie event will take place at the Sheraton Wildhorse Pass Resort and Spa in Chandler and will benefit Dignity Health East Valley stroke programs. Ten doctors, nurses, and hospital staff are currently training with Arizona Ballroom Champions instructors and have only three months to learn their dance routine of their choice.

An extravagant dinner will be served at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa, then guests will experience a dancing competition at its finest. The participants will dance their routines surrounded by 50 tables of encouraging audience members. They will receive a score from the judges and an audience vote to determine the winners. One competitor will win for the best dance and one will win for the most money raised – because that’s what is the most important! In addition to the dance competition, we will include specialty performances by several national and international dance competitor pairs, and an “all dance” fun event to culminate the evening.
Shawn Nerdhal, Co-owner of Arizona Ballroom Champions and event coordinator for Dancing for Stroke, said, “This event is a dream come true. Less than a year ago, Terri Lamb and I had an idea for a fundraiser that could help raise money for Stroke Survivors and their caregivers. I can't believe that is coming together and I am thrilled that Arizona Ballroom Champions is the official dance studio for this event!”

“As someone who grew up with a grandmother who struggled with the effects of multiple strokes, I feel incredibly blessed to be involved with the Dignity Team, supporting stroke survivors and their caregivers as they find their 'new normal'”, said Terri Lamb, Dignity Health East Valley Stroke Community Liaison. “I am very excited about our first Dancing for Stroke fundraising event “.

The participants will each have a fundraising page and will raise funds to support the Stroke Camp, Ringers of Hope chimes choir, stroke survivor and caregiver support groups, dance classes and Hippotherapy among others.

For further information, contact Terri Lamb, Dignity Health East Valley Foundation at: 480-201-1057, or visit: http://www.dancingforstrokeaz.com

About Dancing for Stroke
In 2015, Arizona Ballroom Champions and Dignity Health Foundation came together for a common goal to raise funds for stroke awareness programs, and the Dancing for Stroke event was born. Money raised from the event will benefit Stroke Camp, Ringers of Hope, chimes choir, stroke survivor and caregiver support groups, dance classes and Hippotherapy among others. For more information, visit http://www.dancingforstrokeaz.com

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