Thursday, February 21, 2013

Dancing With the I.F. Stars raises $15k for American Cancer Society

Jenna Schweinsberg, 2013 winner of Dancing With the Idaho Falls Stars
Congratulations to Jenna Schweinsberg of Snake River Landing, the winner Wednesday night at "Dancing With the Idaho Falls Stars."
In addition to looking fabulous and dancing divinely, Schweinsberg raised $4,645 for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. This is the fourth year the fund-raiser has kicked off Relay for Life, an annual event that culminates every summer with a big all-night gathering at Thunder Stadium near Bonneville High School.

As for DWTIFS's connection with Snake River Landing, it goes back to the beginning, as it was originally conceived by Michelle Ziel during the time she was marketing director there.

For the show, dancers are paired with young people from the Extreme Ballroom dance studio, who teach them a routine that lasts about a minute. Having participated myself, this year and last, let me assure you this is long enough. The other responsibility is to collect money, in advance and from the audience at the show.

The total this year was approximately $15,000. In addition to Schweinsberg, the top fund-raisers were: Sandy Moore, EIRMC, $2,816; Cindy Jones, Cargill, $2,352; and Dayne Dingman, Artcore Visual Studio, $1,707.

This was only the kickoff. If you would like to contribute to Relay for Life you can do so online at http://www.relayforlife.org/.