2012 Dance with Our Stars
Meet the 2012 lineup for "Dance With Our Stars" a Benefit for
the American Red Cross of N.E. California and the Rideout Foundation
June 1, 2012 and June 2, 2012 Doors Open at 6P | Colusa Casino Resort
A neurosurgeon, a magazine publisher, a cardiologist and a Head Food Taster
are among the celebrities participating in the second annual "Dance
with Our Stars" fundraiser June 1 & 2, at Colusa Casino Resort.
Dance lineup on June 1 includes:
Dr. Praveen Prasad (Rideout Neurosurgeon) with pro, Amanda Rose; Russell
Marsan, National Sales Manager, Green Traks with pro, Michele Blake; Dan
Blair, Govt. Affairs Rep., PG&E with pro, Marcie Andrews; Robin Walther
(retired) with pro, Alex Cesena; Colleen Morehead, Clear Strategies with
pro, Rick Cusack.
Dance lineup on June 2 includes:
Kevin Cotter, New Earth Market with pro, Jacque Dake; Rich Gabel, Frank
M. Booth, Inc., with pro, Luz Uribe; Dr. Karanbir Grewal, Cardiologist
with pro, Angelika Klug; Grace Espindola, Sutter County Schools with pro,
John Liburdi; Jennifer Traynham, Publisher, Me & Mine Magazine with
pro, Demitri Elizzeard.
The second annual Dance with Our Stars benefit will take place June 1
and June 2 at Colusa Casino Resort, 3770 California 45, Colusa. The event
is a spinoff of the hit television show "Dancing With the Stars."
DWOS is a benefit for the Rideout Foundation and the American Red Cross
(ARC). Proceeds will go benefit the Rideout Hospital Emergency Expansion
Project and the American Red Cross of Northeastern California towards
compassionate services in 14 counties.
"Last year, Dance With Our Stars was a huge hit, we sold out –
raising more than $40,000 for the ARC and the Rideout Foundation. This
year, we extended the event to two days," said Carol Ramirez, FRHG
VP, Community Relations, Foundation and Marketing. "Everyone we talk
to about it is so excited. We're expecting that this year we'll
have another sell-out."
"The event is extremely important in helping the Foundation and the
ARC raise money," she said. "Especially with the current economy
and funding cutbacks."
Ramirez said determining the winner of Dance with Our Stars is based on
3 elements, whoever raises the most money: People's Choice Award --
and dancing ability: Judges Choice Award, and Voter's Choice –
the dancer that raises the most money the night of the event." "Each
dancer is paired up with a talented 'professional' who will make
sure that everyone has a chance to win."
Each "Celebrity" has a dance professional that guides them through
more than a 12 week process. The evening of the event, the dancers will
perform (2) 2-minute styles of dances. All dancers will perform the "Swing"
as their first dance and the second one is the "Dancer's Choice".
There is a limited amount of tickets still available for both nights. Each
evening the Ballroom can accommodate over 500 people. Call today for your
tickets – 530.751.4070 or go online to
www.frhg.org/giving. Once on the "Donation" page scroll down to Step 1 and choose
"Dance With Our Stars, click on box titled "other" and
fill in the word "ticket" and name of dancer you are supporting
and continue the 3-Step process to purchase your tickets. General Seating
tickets available for $35.00 each. Sponsorship information is available
by calling 530 751.4070.
Even if you are not attending, you can still support by donating online
or by contacting the FRHG and the ARC 530-751-4070 or
firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase as many $1 vote tickets as you would like and attribute your
donation to your favorite dancer. Your donation may help him or her win
the coveted "People's Choice" Award on June 1 & 2.
Dance With Our Stars is presented by FRHG and ARC and Colusa Casino Resort.
Doors open at 6p.m., and dancing begins at 7pm. Tickets are $35 each and
can be reserved by calling the FRHG at 530 751-4070. Photo opportunities
are available at rehearsals and during performances.
About Dance With Our Stars
What Is Dance With Our Stars?
At Dance With Our Stars, you'll Shake, Rattle, Roll and SWING your
way to a very good deed, indeed. You'll give ten Celebrity Dancers
a chance to participate in a "Once in a Lifetime" experience,
as they have accepted the challenge to train with a professional dancer
and to compete in front of a live audience and a distinguished panel of
judges. Their goal: To win one of six titles including the coveted Dance
With Our Stars Overall Champion, 2012 and to raise funds for two important causes:
Proceeds from this event will benefit:
The Rideout Foundation so that they may contribute to the on-going success of the FRHG by supporting
capital improvement projects, equipment and programs benefitting patients
and the community. Proceeds from DWOS 2012 will go towards our Emergency
Department Expansion. The enlarged facility will increase the total number
of beds to 37, and include:
• 13 multi use Observation Beds, alleviating pressure on inpatient
beds by patients still being observed and assessed, thus improving arrival-to-admission times
• A Rapid Care exam room, improving "door-to-discharge"
times for patients not requiring admission to the hospital
• An additional Triage room, substantially improving initial patient
assessment and care
• A dedicated radiology room and CT Scan room
The American Red Cross of Northeastern California to offer domestic disaster relief; community services for the needy; support
and comfort for military members and families; the collection and distribution
of lifesaving blood and blood products; educational programs that promote
health and safety; and international relief and development programs.
We hope you will participate!
For more information call:
Carol Ramirez, Chair - 530 751-4070 (Rideout Health)
Martha Griese, Chair - 530 673-1460 (American Red Cross of NE Ca.)
Check out some photos of the event on our
here to view our Dance with our Stars poster!