9 Dancers.One Night.One Cause.
Dancing Under the Stars is stepping back into the spotlight for Season Two. This special gala pairs nine community professionals with an expert dance partner from Fred Astaire Dance Studios. Proceeds will go directly towards the purchase of a Functional Electronic Stimulation (FES) Bike to improve the cardiovascular health in patients with neurological injuries.
Thursday, June 20
at 5:30 PM
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Garden Pavilion Warwick
2019 DANCE COMPETITORS
NOTE: Votes are updated at the end of each business day.
Gene Valicenti is a four-time Emmy award-winning journalist who co-anchors the 6 pm newscast on NBC 10 and hosts “The News with Gene Valicenti” weekdays on News/Talk 630 WPRO and 99.7 FM. A New Jersey native, Gene holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is now in his 25th year with WJAR Providence.
On March 26, 2003, 12-year-old Tori Lynn Andreozzi was struck by a drunk driver while walking home from school. Suffering a traumatic brain injury, Tori survived the impact but has lived in a state of minimum consciousness and paralysis ever since. In honor of her daughter, Cathy Andreozzi began the Tori Lynn Andreozzi Foundation, a non-profit organization which seeks to educate young people on good decision making, including the perils of drinking and driving. Today, Tori benefits from weekly FES bike therapy sessions.
ACCESSIBILITY FOR ALL
At the Y, we enhance the lives of others by providing resources and support to those in our communities so they can learn, grow, and thrive. We’re proud to offer FES Bike Therapy at four YMCA of Greater Providence locations. Your generous contributions to this event will help expand this unique therapy to five Y locations.