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Family Dance Party presented by Ramona Holloway & Radio One Charlotte

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of Goal
$1,485 Raised
$30,000.00

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Dear Friends and Family,

Some of you already know that when I realized my mom Wheezy had dementia it felt like my soul had been shattered into a thousand pieces. 

We had many wonderful moments together after her diagnosis, dancing to Little Richard, the Temptations and Aretha Franklin at the house. She never forgot her favorite songs or her signature moves. Music was my favorite way to connect with her and dancing was our exercise. It helped to ease her anxiety and my grief during what dementia carers call, "The Long Goodbye"


Since its creation in 2019, the Family Dance Party has been a celebration that links generations. Even our marketing team is a mix of ages coming together in support of the families of the estimated 6 million Americans living with Alzheimer's or other dementia. Involving youngsters like Girl Scout Troop 20023 from Lowell, NC and students from Johnson C. Smith University allows us to show them how to use social media for good and gives us a great reason to talk them about dementia and brain health. Why limit all that goodness to just one party? For 2024 we're shaking things up. Instead of our annual in-person party, we're bringing the party to you!


Key influencers, philanthropic companies and community connectors will still fuel the fundraising, but this year the $30,000 Family Dance Party fundraising goal will get a kick from a radio and social media campaign comprised of dance crews recording, posting, donating and tagging their friends, followers and connections asking them to do the same.   Here's how it will work:


~ Include the name of the family or dementia patient you'd like to honor or remember in the text of your video

~ We'll be awarding prizes and recognizing the most popular and highest fundraising videos so get creative, have fun and encourage everyone in your circle to share your video and/or post their own

~ There will be a live-streamed celebration for all generations at a special location (TBA) and we'll feature our top videos.


Thanks to supporters we have wonderful gifts for some of our dance crews. Charlotte City Club is offering a Chef's Counter experience for four with 2 bottles of wine from President Ronnie Bryant's locker. We've got gifts cards and a family 4-pack of tickets to see Cirque du Soleil CORTEO at Bojangles Coliseum on opening night, August 1st.


Do you remember your favorite moves and party tunes? Show me! Dance away the darkness of Alzheimer’s by making a donation and/or posting or sharing one of the other dance videos with the hashtags #FamilyDancePartyCLT and #EndALZ and of course a link to this fundraising page!


I can't wait to see your videos and to watch our Family Dance Party total rise!


Email for sponsorship details if your business would like to participate in our live event or would like to submit a special video: ramonar.holloway@gmail.com

Thank you in advance for all you've done and continue to do to support this worthy cause. 

With love,

Ramona

 

Wheezy's daughter. Fred's #5 granddaughter 

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Thanks to Our Donors!
Corey Jamison Consulting LLC COMPANY
$1,000
Alice Brannon-Williams
$10
Andrea Stephens
$200
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David Deal
$100
Dinah Williams
$20
Lou Amico
$100
Ramona Holloway
$20

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