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DANCING IS MY VOICE 2018
We all can play a part in ending sexual violence and pointing survivors toward resources for healing. #dancingismyvoice2018

Mike Valerio, WUSA9 News Coverage

VENUE

Zumbathon® Charity Event

September 28
5:30pm to 8:30pm
Lincoln Memorial
Washington, DC

Dancing is My Voice 2018
Photo Credits: Brian J. Silver- DC HOT SPOTS @ The Hot Spots Network.com 
FACEBOOK: Silver Brian J
RAINN SPEAKERS BUREAU
Volunteers from the RAINN Speakers Bureau will talk about what they found most helpful on their healing journey.  Some may be available to talk one-on-one about any questions during or after the Zumba® class.
  1. Lauren, Thriving Survivor
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    Lauren, Thriving Survivor
  2. H. Marie Williams, Overcomer
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    H. Marie Williams, Overcomer
Please Note:  Dancing is My Voice has not put any restrictions on what the volunteers may share.  Speakers will talk about their own experiences, thoughts, values and advice.  Dancing is My Voice may or may not agree with the opinions of the speakers.  Our hope is that by giving these brave women a platform for exercising their voice, what they say will resonate with people who share similar experiences and opinions.  With this connection, listeners might find the validation, hope, support and healing they deserve.  Regardless of your position, please show respect for the courage of these speakers for talking about sensitive and personal topics.  
 INSTRUCTORS
Organizers (left to right): Zuzu, Ariel & Lisa
  1. Zumba Fire Crew and Karla Rivera with Teresa Teresas
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    Zumba Fire Crew and Karla Rivera with Teresa Teresas
  2. Tiffancy Barnes and the Mixxed Fit Crew from 24-Hour Fitness
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    Tiffancy Barnes and the Mixxed Fit Crew from 24-Hour Fitness
  3. 24 Hour Fitness NOVA Group Ex Instructors
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    24 Hour Fitness NOVA Group Ex Instructors
THANK YOU TO OUR 2018 SPONSORS!
Playlist Pick Partner - Silver Level​​
DJ Midnyte Joe
Dancing is My Voice 2018
Photo Credits: Brian J. Silver- DC HOT SPOTS @ The Hot Spots Network.com 
FACEBOOK: Silver Brian J
Event Clothing Sponsors
Dancing is My Voice 2018
Photo Credits: Brian J. Silver- DC HOT SPOTS @ The Hot Spots Network.com 
FACEBOOK: Silver Brian J
Dancing is My Voice 2018
Photo Credits: Brian J. Silver- DC HOT SPOTS @ The Hot Spots Network.com 
FACEBOOK: Silver Brian J
Print Sponsor​​​
Dancing is My Voice 2018
Photo Credits: Brian J. Silver- DC HOT SPOTS @ The Hot Spots Network.com 
FACEBOOK: Silver Brian J
Press
Photos and Video
​​ The Hotspots Network
​​ Brian J. Silver- Photographer
Email:  [email protected]

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2018 Silent Auction Partners​​

OTHER 2018 EVENTS

Silent Auction Launch Party
July 18
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Cyclone Anaya's Mexican Kitchen
Mosaic District, VA

Click Here for the Recap Video

Silent Auction Winners Party
July 28
5:30pm to 9:30pm
Greenhouse Bistro
Tysons Corner, VA

Click Here for the Recap Video

Online Silent Auction
July 18 - July 28​

THE "WHY" BEHIND THE "WHAT"

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. We think about the men, women and children we care about — and we’re driven to take action.  By talking publicly about this sensitive topic, perhaps we can start to remove the stigma and bring light to dark places.

RAINN has helped us realize that there’s something we 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.

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 online.rainn.org) and they work every day to shine light on the issue.

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

Thank you for your support!

Dancing is My Voice will donate net proceeds from this event to RAINN.