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Soldiers Who Salsa

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THE STORY:

We are currently raising funds to support our programs from coast to coast. Our mission is to enhance and enrich the lives of active and retired members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families through a unique program incorporating therapeutic and social dancing with a variety of music and professional instruction. We currently offer classes at military medical facilities and VA locations in 5 different states, with 3 more preparing to launch before the end of 2015. All of our classes are offered at no cost to the patient, and fully funded by grants and the generosity of donors. The money that we raise through this fundraiser will go directly to helping veterans who are recovering from a variety of issues as a result of their service to our country. When we first began offering classes, our focus was with patients working on balance on coordination with their prosthetic limbs. Therapists quickly saw that the benefits these patients were receiving could also apply to those with traumatic brain injuries (TBI). In addition to balance and coordination, memory recall and multi-function activities became important visible results. Because salsa dancing is such a social activity, it has also been invaluable to patients with post-traumatic stress (PTS) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Common symptoms of PTS/PTSD include an aversion to close contact, avoidance of new activities and new surroundings, and reluctance to meet new people. Our classes provide a safe place for patients to not only learn a new activity, but also work on several of the most common symptoms. It is not uncommon to see patients laughing, smiling, and engaging with new people each week. www.soldierswhosalsa.org

$10,870

MONEY RAISED
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  • LtCol Ables, USAF, Ret.

    $100

  • SoCal Staging & Design

     

  • Alex Sawka USCG

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Sgt. Chris Stone

    $100

  • Katy Roberson

    $25

  • Christopher & Danielle Stepien

    $50

  • Michele Judge

     

  • Marilyn Halder

    $50

  • Bob HalderGod

    $50

  • DR. and Mrs . Ridenour

    $100

  • AMatt

    $200

  • Offline Donations

    $100

  • Sue Eubanks

    $50

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217% Raised of $5,000 Goal

The Team: $10,870 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

SOLDIERS WHO SALSA

Amount Raised

$10,870

 

217% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Katharine Bateson

Amount Raised

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Donor Comments

Sue Eubanks

Sue Eubanks

DONATION: $50

A tribute to my step-father McKay Nelson, tail gunner on a B-25 in WWII. 2 years ago

Offline Donations

Offline Donations

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

AMatt

AMatt

DONATION: $200

In tribute to sister, dad and uncle. 2 years ago

DR. and Mrs . Ridenour

DR. and Mrs . Ridenour

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Bob HalderGod

Bob HalderGod

DONATION: $50

God Bless SWS! 2 years ago

Marilyn Halder

Marilyn Halder

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Michele Judge

Michele Judge

Great organization! It's been great volunteering with them. :) 2 years ago

Christopher &  Danielle Stepien

Christopher & Danielle Stepien

DONATION: $50

We Love Soldier's Who Salsa! Thank you very much for teaching us how to Dance! 2 years ago

Katy Roberson

Katy Roberson

DONATION: $25

Great Job, Jen and SWS Team!!! Keep dancing!! 2 years ago

Sgt. Chris Stone

Sgt. Chris Stone

DONATION: $100

2 years ago