BENEFITING: THE JOE TORRE SAFE AT HOME FOUNDATION
EVENT DATE: Mar 18, 2018
DAY TO GO: 1
Come see the Dance Works 2018 Fundraiser Showcase where we celebrate the mission of three great causes, The Avon Foundation’s Breast Cancer Crusade, The Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation and The March of Dimes. Special guest performances by ASHA Dance Company, who will present two world premier works, Breaking Ground Dance Center, East Point Dance, Magical Movements, Dance NYAAD, Dance Works, The Isadora Duncan Youth Ensemble and others surprise guest artists . This production bridges the gap between professional dancers and local studio performance companies showcasing incredible works of art , represents the scope of dance in its many disciplines and highlights the process students take to bring their training to the stage to help change the lives of the community around them.
On Sunday, March 18th at 4pm, the curtain will go up at the Pepsico Theater located at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College, SUNY campus. 125+ dancers will come together to perform incredible works of art in a diversity of idioms ranging from ballet, jazz, contemporary, modern, musical theatre, tap, hip hop and more. Tickets are $30+ each. Group rates are available. Instructions for purchasing tickets will be made avaialble shortly. If you are unable to attend this event, I hope you will consider making a donation to support one of the causes most meaningful to you.
The money raised from this performance, from the donation website and from checks will be managed by the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation which helps end the cycle of domestic violence and provides assistance to families in need by funding such programs as Margaret's Place. www.crowdrise.com/danceworkssafeathome
Remember, you’re not alone and it’s not your fault. Joe Torre and his wife Ali run the The Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation, which they founded in 2002 to help people experiencing domestic violence, as Joe did while growing up. The Foundation operates a dozen centers called Margaret's Place, for Joe's mother. By speaking out publicly about his own very personal story, he has empowered many to seek help for themselves and provide information through his foundation to support those who don't know where to turn. The foundation supports children and adults by sharing information, educating and providing resources to turn to. Margaret's Place, named as a tribute for Joe's mother, currently reaches kids in 11 schools in New York, New Jersey and California, providing middle and high school students with a “safe room” to talk to each other and a professional counselor trained in domestic violence intervention and prevention about violence-related issues. Joe Torre Safe At Home helps our youth and adults alike. Even if you cannot make our event, we hope you will consider a donation to help support this very worthy cause.
Money will also be raised at this event for the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade and the March of Dimes. We will help provide breast cancer care for those who need it most, fund educational programs, and accelerate research into new treatments and potential cures (www.danceworksbc.org). We also support the March of Dimes fighting birth defects, premature birth and infant death with innovations like newborn screenings and surfactant therapy; education for medical professionals and the public about best practices; and lifesaving research. They provide comfort and support to families in NICUs and advocated for those who are in need the most, moms and babies.
Supplied photo credits: Dwayne A. Taylor Photography - 2017 Fundraiser Showcase, Uri Nevo - Illuminations Dance Company, David LaBianca - Meghan Daly and Darial Sneed - Dance Works 2015 Fundraiser Showcase