Tonight, David and Cynthia Daggett will take the dance floor at the Benton Convention Center at 9 p.m.! Get your votes in for The Daggetts by clicking here.
David and “Take the Lead” volunteer and Dance Coordinator, Ann Guill, spoke with to WXLV ABC’s Holly May about this outstanding community event. Click here to watch their interview.
This is the fourth year of Take the Lead Winston-Salem, a community-wide dance competition featuring some of the city’s prominent dancing “stars.” They will team up with professional dancers for a spectacular event, similar to the popular television show “Dancing with the Stars,” with the goal of raising money for the Bethesda Center for the Homeless.
Bethesda Center is the largest shelter for men and women in Forsyth County. Last year, more than 800 of the community’s homeless were able to use Bethesda as a place of shelter. And over the last three years, 175 men and women have moved from shelters into their own housing. Bethesda is truly a bridge from homelessness to hope.
The funds from Take the Lead 2012 have helped Bethesda continue its services, uninterrupted. With an uncertain economy forcing more people into homelessness, and with an increasing number of veterans having difficulty transitioning back into society, Bethesda has never played a more significant part in serving this vulnerable population.
As a dance event that involves “stepping on a few toes”, Take the Lead Winston-Salem reminds us of the importance of helping those in our community who are homeless to get back on their own feet. Money is raised through your votes, so vote early and often! You can vote for as many dancers as you like and as often as you want!