From this February, Aussies can register for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) inaugural national Dance for Sick Kids fundraiser.
The week-long dance challenge will take place from May 15 to 21, raising money for seriously ill and injured children and their families across the country.
By pledging to dance between 30 and 120 minutes per day for one week, all funds raised will go back to those in need.
You can join local teenager Katie Everett as she prepares to raise funds for the charity that supported her family through a three month stay at Ronald McDonald House in Hobart after she was born prematurely at 26 weeks. Katie’s goal of fundraising $320 will help to cover the cost of two nights for one family to stay at Ronald McDonald House.
There is a line up of virtual workshops from Marko Panzic [choreographer to the stars] and 2020 Dancing with the Stars winning dance partner Jarryd Byrne, Dance for Sick Kids welcomes all skill levels, ages and stages to bust a move.
Marko Panzic, Dance For Sick Kids Ambassador became an ambassador for Dance for Sick Kids after visiting the Ronald McDonald House at Randwick, where he cooked for the families with Ricki Lee Coulter.
“Just from spending time in the House I knew it was something I wanted to be a part of.
“Every single person should get involved in Dance for Sick Kids. Dance is fun – we all do it on a Saturday night, we do it with our friends, so why not do it for a great cause and raise some incredible money for people who need it.”
Funds raised through the Dance For Sick Kids program will go directly towards supporting seriously ill and injured children and their families across the country.
“We’re calling on everyone – from individuals to dance troops, community groups and schools - to take part in our virtual fundraiser, Barbara Ryan, Chief Executive Officer, Ronald McDonald House Charities Australia said.
“The past year has been especially tough for the families of seriously ill or injured children, and as a charity we are constantly adapting the way we operate to continue to support these families. Whether it’s grooving at home on your own or in the office as a group, we need Aussies to put their dancing shoes on and get involved in this meaningful cause”.
Registrations are now open at http://www.danceforsickkids.com