What?: The most important fundraiser of the year for Every Woman Works, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that helps disadvantaged women after recovery from substance abuse, domestic violence, sex trafficking, homelessness, or in transition from the military or the penal system.
Where? Concourse Athletic Club , 8 Concourse Parkway NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30328
When? Save-the-Date for Stars Dancing to Change Lives on Saturday, October 21, 2017.
Why? ...because Every Woman Works works! Since 2004, Every Woman Works, Inc. (EWW) has created a Job Readiness Center to help move over 1,600 from dependency to self-sufficiency while positively impacting over 4,800 children and the community at large.
Is it any wonder that this year's premier gala has attracted such a wide-range of distinguished community & civic leaders, to that of media celebrities to dance and judge the competition...
Mr. Victor Blackwell is graciously serving as Master of Ceremonies for a second year; Mr. Blackwell is a CNN anchor.
Competition will be scored by prestigious judges: Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s wife First Lady Sarah-Elizabeth Langford Reed, a former beauty pageant titleholder, earned a law degree from Howard University, awarded 2016 Women of Achievement by Greater Atlanta YWCA, appointed to the Georgia Board of Regents by Governor Nathan Deal; Bob Ellis, Fulton County Commissioner; Melanie Few-Harrison, Founder of Super Bowl Gospel Celebration, a NFL sanctioned event held during Super Bowl weekend; Tom Mahaffey, President and CEO of the Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber of Commerce; and Ana Llorente, Ballroom and Latin Dance Instructor, World Mambo Champion, Choreographer and dancer in many MTV videos for Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin, Julio Iglesias.
The Celebrity Dancers include corporate, business and broadcast notables: Michelle A. Hayes, Kimberly-Clark; Jennifer Lopez, The Weather Channel Meteorologist; Karla Arriola, Keller Williams Realty; Vicki Palmer, HR Business Owner, Kenya Pierre, General Counsel, Arauco, North America; Madison Roberts, Corporate Counsel, Turner Broadcasting Company; Paul Samson, Managing Senior Counsel, Change Healthcare; Emily Weeks, Legal Counsel, Change Healthcare; and Roger Wise, Ambassador for the Secretary of State.
The 10 Celebrity Dancers will each seek to raise $25,000 for a goal of $250,000.
The funds raised from the Stars Dancing to Change Lives are vital to ensure that economically disadvantaged women have the opportunity to attend the program. The program is designed to help women rebuild their lives after debilitating traumas such as domestic violence, substance abuse, sex trafficking, homelessness, and PTSD experienced by our veterans.
Every Woman Works, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, helps disadvantaged women after recovery from substance abuse, domestic violence, sex trafficking, homelessness, or in transition from the military or the penal system. Since 2004 Every Woman Works, Inc. has served over 1600 women and thereby positively impacting the lives of 4800 children by providing these women with solid, transferable work skills to strengthen their sense of self-confidence and to obtain financial independence. Every Woman Works Learning Centers are located in Sandy Springs and at the City of Refuge in the inner city.
“Every woman that walks through the doors of Every Woman Works came because there was trauma in her life. At Every Woman Works we learn to recover our truest selves,” said Sonia Simon, a veteran alumna of Every Woman Works program.