Dancing For Life is this Saturday!

 

If you have ever wanted to see Sheriff Frank McKeithen shake his tail feathers, you can this Saturday, August 10th at Arnold High Theatre.

 

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McKeithen along with other law enforcement officers such as Police Chief Drew Whitman, Sergeant Emily Melton and Teresa Anglin will show off their best moves with professional dancers from Fred Astaire Dance Studios.

Event Attendees will also enjoy something that is quite a treat for our area, a dance performance from nationally acclaimed dancers who waived their performance fee so all event profits could go to Relay for Life.  In addition to helping judge the event, World Mambo Champions Ronald and Katie Guillen as well as World Cabaret Champions Kimalee Piedad and Justin Guilmette will be performing.

Bay County law enforcement will go head to head with the Panama City Beach Police Department after spending twenty five hours to prepare a choreographed dance routine to be performed live with their professional partner.  The winner will be decided by a combination of votes from judges, audience applause, and the number of “votes” or dollar donations each dance couple receives.

The donations will aid in Fred Astaire’s fundraising efforts for their Relay for Life team for the American Cancer Society. Fred Astaire was moved to start this event five years ago when a beloved student, Dr. Joan Elzawahry passed away from cancer. It was then that the Fred Astaire of Panama City decided to use their gift of dance to help the fight against cancer and their efforts are gaining traction with each passing year.

Show organizer and Ballroom Dance Instructor Stephanie Van Wick reports that “I have been involved with this project since the beginning and have watched it grow.  This year it has been especially amazing seeing the level of community involvement, it has inspired me to work harder to make our contributions count.”

You can start voting for your favorite couple now by making a donation as well as purchase tickets for the show by going to www.fredastairepanamacity.com or calling their studio in Panama City at 850-873-6269.  General admission tickets are $25 per person but VIP tickets which include preferred seating and a cast party directly following the show at Boatyard restaurant are only $45.

Showtime is 6:30 pm at this Saturday, August 10th at Arnold High School Theatre on Alf Coleman Road in Panama City Beach.

 

 

 

 

Dance for Life: Fundraising for Relay for Life

Cancer touches so many lives in the world today, few people don’t know someone who has been diagnosed.  Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Panama City is doing their part to raise money in the fight against the disease!  On January 28th the Fred Astaire Dance Studio, local celebrities, and professional dancers from Dancing with the Stars will be showcased on the stage of the Martin Theatre in a benefit for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

Dance for Life has become an annual fundraiser for the Fred Astaire Dance Studio’s Relay for Life team.  This year Derrell Day (Talk Radio 101.1), Many (Island 106), Sara Violette (97X and 101.1), and Short Bus (97X) will battle on the dance floor to see who is the best!

All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society through Relay for Life.  Tickets are available at The Martin Theatre (850.763.8080) and the Fred Astaire Dance Studio (850.873.62.69).

 

Relay for Life Kick-Off Begins the 2012 Fundraising Season

Time to kick-off the 2012 fundraising season for the American Cancer Society!  Panama City Beach’s Relay for Life will hold the event Kick-off on October 24th from 6pm-8pm at the Palm’s Conference Center.  The actual Relay for Life date is set for April 13th, 2012 at J.R. Arnold High School from 6pm till 12pm on April 14th.

What is Relay for Life?

Relay for Life is the fundraising arm of the American Cancer Society, raising money for research and services for survivors and the caregivers as they undergo treatment.  Relay for Life is a sixteen hour event (lengths of events will vary) where the community gathers to celebrate the survivors of cancer, their battle and their caregivers support, to remember those who have lost their fights against cancer, and to fight back against this disease.  It’s a family friendly event designed to pull the community together for a cause.

Where does the Relay for Life Money go? (partial list)

  • Hope Lodges
  • Road to Recovery
  • Look Good… Feel Better
  • Reach to Recovery
  • College Scholarships

You can learn more about Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society online.

What happens at kick-off?

Kicking off this years Relay for Life events: there will be a survivor to speak about the impact of Relay for Life on her journey with cancer, computers to allow you to sign up a team or as a survivor, information about team captain meetings, and most importantly excitement!  Kick-off starts off the fundraising for the year officially, with excitement and determination for the day cancer is cured in mind.  Kick-off provides the community with all of the information needed to start a team, fundraise individually, or sign-up as a survivor or caregiver.

The committee is currently recruiting teams to help in the fight against cancer!  You can sign-up or donate at the Relay for Life Panama City Beach page, and you can register survivors there also!  If you’d like to stay up to date on events for this Relay for Life, you can also follow them on Facebook.

Silent Auction Benefitting Relay for Life

040609_relayforlifeThis Friday, April 10th at 6pm, there will be a silent auction to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life at the Martini Bar at Uncle Ernie’s BayFront Grill and Brew House.  Attendees will be expected to keep their lips zipped as the auction is of the silent variety.

Auction-goers will be able to enjoy food, drinks and not-so-quiet music.  Stuff on the auction block includes items from Serenity Spa, Los Antijitos (I love that place), Signal Hill Golf Club, The Wine Dog (I don’t drink, but our good friend Burnie Thompson swears by this place), Jubilee Deep Sea Fishing Charters, and many more with items like 2 tickets on the Betsy Ann Riverboat, 2-person fishing expedition, massage gift basket with gift certificate to the spa, gift certificates from Andy’s Flour Power, Los Antijitos, Flamingo Joes, Liza’s Kitchen and more.

There is no cost for admission and all proceeds from the auction go directly to the American Cancer Society.

Should you have any questions, feel free to contact Lori Hale at 850 774 2624 – and be sure to tell them you read about it on pcbdaily.com!