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Dancing is My Voice
2018  Zumbathon® Charity Event

Date:  Friday, September 28, 2018

Time:  5:30pm to 8:30pm

Location:  Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC
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Dancing is My Voice is an annual Zumbathon® Charity Event during National Hispanic Heritage Month (mid September to mid October). The Event attempts to gather enough people on the National Mall in Washington, DC to break the Guinness Book of World Records for largest Zumba® class while raising awareness of sexual violence and raising money for RAINN, the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization.

Current figures suggest that 1 in 6 women and 1 in 33 men will become a victim of sexual assault in his or her lifetime. I think about the men, women and children I care about — and I’m driven to take action. RAINN has helped me realize that there’s something I can do — something we can all do, to affect change.

Our team has a goal of raising $50,000 for RAINN, the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. We also want to put this event in the Guiness Book of World Records as the Largest Zumba class. Currently the record for the Largest Zumba class is in the Philippines with 12,975 people.

RAINN reported that with the renewed focus on sexual violence in the news, a record number of survivors turned to RAINN for help. In November 2017, RAINN saw a 26 percent increase in hotline traffic and victim service programs helped an average of 673 survivors each day. Helping survivors is a year-round effort.

Ending sexual violence is a cause worth fighting for, and RAINN is an organization worth believing in. RAINN has helped more than 2.5 million survivors through the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and and they work every day to shine light on the issue, and to ensure

Instead of simply asking donors for monetary contributions, our vision is to offer a fun and healthy fundraiser event that encourages strength, community and an active lifestyle. We are turning this fundraiser into a FUNraiser!

Thank you for your support!

Dancing is My Voice will donate net proceeds from this event to RAINN.
As you can imagine, to hold an event of this size, we need volunteers and sponsors, including but not limited to the following:

  • Check-in volunteers
  • Security
  • T-Shirts for volunteers and staff
  • Sound/Production
  • Water sponsors and volunteers to hand out water
  • Media

Your contributions to RAINN are tax deductible.  Thanks so much for partnering with us to make this event happen!