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Dance for a Cause

  • November 26, 2013
  • By Brittany
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Dance for a Cause

Hello friends! How are you? I’m excited to say that I’ve got one day down and only two more left in this short week! Yay for holidays! Did you see yesterday’s post on how to make this your Healthiest Thanksgiving EVER! If you haven’t checked it out yet, head on over now and find out how you can stay healthy on this holiday surrounding food consumption!

But enough about that, let’s focus on the real reason we love Thanksgiving . . . giving thanks. If you remember way back in my Thankful November post, I said that I wanted to find a charity that I could get involved in, preferably one that allowed me to combine my interests of being active and helping people out. Well, last week I got to participate in DMF’s Dance for a Cause event and it was amazing!

You may remember DMF (Dance Motivation Fitness) from when I talked about it here and here. I love the dance workouts there and the instructor, Lindi, is an amazing, positive person. So it should come as no surprise that she is using DMF as a way to better the world one workout at a time. Dance for a Cause was an event hosted by Lindi to benefit Young Women’s Leadership Network.  

Young Women’s Leadership Network helps young women achieve their educational dreams by providing them with empowering leadership skills.  They accomplish this through two ways. First, YWL Schools are a private school initiative for 6-12th grade females from predominately low-income families.  The school focuses on helping these girls be the first in their families to attend college. The second way is through the YWLN College Bound Initiative.  This program helps women and men realize their potential and achieve higher education and life goals by placing them with a counselor who can help them maximize access to colleges and financial aid.  Since 2001, the organization has helped 5,500 students attend college.

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As a leadership major in college and a female in a male-dominated profession, I can’t tell you how much the work of this organization means to me.  We need more women attending college and pursuing professional careers.  It is especially important to help create awareness and accessibility for families that may not see college as a realistic option.

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We raised over $1,000, which is a true testament to how many amazing fitness fanatics really do care in this big city!

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The class was so much fun! I went with my friend Anna and we had an absolute blast. You know I love dance workouts but this one was really special because I was helping others while doing something I love. How many people can say that? I am very lucky to have been a part of this great cause and I want to thank DMF and Lindi for hosting such a caring and thoughtful event.

Readers, how do you support causes you believe in? Have you ever done a dance/run/walk or other fitness event for charity? What are you thankful for this week?

By Brittany, November 26, 2013
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  • Kimberly
    November 26, 2013

    I am really looking to get more involved in charity work. It just feels good. & If I would combine fitness and charity work, I would LOVE that.

  • Kimberly
    November 26, 2013

    I am really looking to get more involved in charity work. It just feels good. & If I would combine fitness and charity work, I would LOVE that.

  • Joi @ Rx Fitness Lady
    November 26, 2013

    Yes I support causes and I love when they directly line up with my interest like this did for you. I am ashamed to say I didn’t know leadership was an option for a major.

    • FitBritt
      November 26, 2013

      Don’t worry. It was really new when I did it and actually I was a leadership minor, I switched from it being my major halfway through. That was a mistake! Sorry! 🙂

  • Joi @ Rx Fitness Lady
    November 26, 2013

    Yes I support causes and I love when they directly line up with my interest like this did for you. I am ashamed to say I didn’t know leadership was an option for a major.

  • Allie
    November 26, 2013

    SO great!! Good for you. It’s really wonderful when you can do something you love for a cause you truly believe in. I obviously run for a lot of different causes and just recently did a Cyclefest to raise money for the LiveStorng program at the Y I work for. When I have more time (when the kids are in school all day!) I definitely want to do more charity work. It truly makes a difference for you AND the people you get to help.

    • FitBritt
      November 26, 2013

      I think what you did for the LiveStrong program was really inspiring! I would love to be able to do more events like this!

  • Yokasta Schneider
    November 26, 2013

    This is AWESOME! I love charities that involve activity. I’m a HUGE fan of Girls on the Run. DMF sounds like a lot of fun. I’ll have to check it out when I go back home to NYC next month.

  • Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama
    November 26, 2013

    I love it! You guys look so cute 🙂 I love dancing for a cause, one day I would love to do a zumbathon, I think it would be so awesome!!

  • Dad
    November 26, 2013

    What a great workout and a worthy cause that clearly resonates with you!

  • Nicole
    November 27, 2013

    How awesome that you got to do something you love for a great cause! I’ve done runs and walks in the past for charity, and it’s always a great feeling. For the past bunch of years I’ve volunteered at the Humane Society to help the animals in my area find permanent homes and get some love and care. It’s rewarding knowing that you’re making a positive difference in the world 🙂

  • Shawna
    November 27, 2013

    This is amazing — I love charity events that incorporate such fun activities (like dance, which is something I LOVE!) for great causes. I’ve participated in several bike and run events in support of Love 146, an organization that fights human trafficking. Love to hear about other people’s passion projects as well. Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Carla
    November 28, 2013

    Sounds like a fun time! I’ve never heard of these charities but I do believe that college is important if it meets your goals.

    I have done Zumbathons for charity!

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