I love hearing about lindy hoppers using their skills to help a worthy cause. I got news that a 24 Hour Cancer Dance-a-thon, is happening from March 5-9 in Orange County, California:
The Dance-a-thon is a 24 hour swing dance in Orange County, CA. Its mission is to raise funds for cancer research and treatment at City of Hope Hospital
. All of the participants, board members, bands, teachers, dj's, and performers are unpaid volunteers. The event is very much like a walk-a-thon. Instead of walking, however, participants raise money by swing dancing! Whether or not a participant has danced to swing music before is not important. For 24 hours, each participant will BECOME A SWING DANCER. Lessons are held throughout the day to ensure that every participant has the opportunity to have fun and get involved!
Sounds like an amazing event for a great cause. Dance-a-thon takes place between 10 a.m. on Saturday March 14th and 10 a.m. on Sunday March 15th, 2009. Last year they raised $175,000!