BENEFITING: THE JOE TORRE SAFE AT HOME FOUNDATION
EVENT DATE: Mar 18, 2018
Come see the Dance Works 2019 annual Fundraiser Showcase where we celebrate the mission of great causes, The American Cancer Society along with The Avon Foundation’s Breast Cancer Crusade, The Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation and The March of Dimes. Special guest performances TBA shortly.
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 24th 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. For tickets copy and past into your browser: https://artscenter.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F1K00000EBLeLUAX.
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 this 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 16 safe centers in New York, New Jersey, California and Ohio schools, called Margaret's Place, as a tribute for Joe's mother. Each room is staffed by master's level therapist, who holds group and individual counseling; leads workshops for teachers to build a safer school environment and hosts workshops for parents/caregivers to make homes and communities stronger; leads awareness campaigns with students to prevent violence of all kinds, empowers young people to become advocates and leaders.
By speaking out publicly about his own very personal story, Joe 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.
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 American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and the March of Dimes. The American Cancer Society helps raise awareness and money to fund research, support services, and early detection.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 courtesy Dwayne A. Taylor Photography - Dance Works 2017-18 Fundraiser Showcase, Uri Nevo - Illuminations Dance Company, David LaBianca - Meghan Daly and Darial Sneed - Dance Works 2015 Fundraiser Showcase