I am proud to announce that our 12 hour-long Tangothon in support of women’s healthcare services has raised a jaw-dropping $16,348! I’m so very grateful to all who supported this event - but those getting care from these clinics will be even more grateful. In addition, I want to thank each dancer that came (there were about 100!) and danced their hearts out until their feet begged for mercy, DJs Diane Yates, Jay Abling and Ramu Pyreddy for playing wonderful music that kept us from thinking about our feet, Rebecca Savage and Audrey Goldberg for donating their massage skills and time, Alex Hartsell who received the Milonga Hero award from all the followers for the most tandas (all but one for the entire 12 hrs!), Sheila White Guevin for photographing the event, Monica Alvarado at Bread & Butter Kitchen for the delicious empanadas and guacamole, and Kate and Vic of Wellsview Holistic Center for donating such a perfect setting for our tangothon and being incredibly supportive. THANK YOU! ~ ABOUT TANGO for a CAUSE By nature, tango communities and their social gatherings or ‘milongas’ are apolitical. It is one of the beautiful aspects of tango that people from all different backgrounds and beliefs come together and dance. This one-off event organized by the founder Annapolis Tango, Julie McCormick, came into being through the desire to help support women's health services. It seems natural to devote the nurturing, intimate dance of tango and its shared embrace in support of women’s health centers. The Tangothon is a way in which dancers can focus their energy and offer up tango as a source of empowerment to inspire us not only within the embrace but beyond; to dance for a good cause beyond the four walls of our dance hall. We hope the passion we bring to this event will ripple out and beyond, supporting women's healthcare services in local communities and across the nation.
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