What’s your passion?
Posted July 30, 2010on:
We all have many passions. Many loves. Many things that we are can’t live without.
For some it’s running.
For others it’s weight lifting.
For my husband it’s football.
For me, it’s dance.
Many of you know that I belly dance. I have performed cabaret and tribal fusion. I’ve even performed a goth tribal routine once. It’s fun. The music plays to my soul. It makes me happy. I don’t know if I can ever do without it. I’ve tried and it’s hard. Music and dance keep me sane.
And nearly every year I use my dance for the better good. Nearly every year I participate in what is known as Shimmyathon to raise money for The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. This is one of the rare fundraisers where 100% of proceeds goes to the Foundation. It starts on Saturday with various dance workshops and Saturday night is the premier. The best dancers from Georgia and surrounding states entertain with American cabaret, American Tribal Style, tribal fusion. The instructors and dancers donate their time for this great event.
Sunday is more workshops and the shimmy contest.
Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic non-curable disease. It affects the lungs. It was so long ago that children diagnosed with CF died before they reached their 20’s. Now the average life span is in the mid 30’s. We’ve done this by funding new research for new medications and therapies.
We’ve got two week left before Shimmyathon and I’m only 1/4 of the way to my goal. I know times are tough and we’re all stretching dollars and pinching pennies. But someone’s breath could depend on your donation.