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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".

Ticket Information

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 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 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 Facebook Page!

Click here to view our Dance with our Stars poster!