On Friday the “Stars of Nowra - Dance for Cancer” held a launch at Bottlerocket to officially announce the 2018 Stars and Dancers.
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Eleven Nowra identities are dusting off their dancing shoes and taking to the stage for the third gala event on Saturday, May 26 at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre, to raise funds for the Cancer Council NSW.
Each local ‘Star’ is partnered with a local professional dance instructor to perform a dance routine, competing for the judges and audience’s votes on the night.
The event is aiming to raise $60,000 for Cancer Council’s services in the local community.
Funds raised will help to provide support for people in the Nowra community affected by cancer, as well as programs that aim to prevent and manage cancer for future generations.
“I am so excited about this year’s Stars of Nowra event,” Cancer Council NSW spokeswoman Stephanie Lake said.
“It is such a fun and entertaining way for like-minded business people to come together and show their support of people affected by cancer.”
Former star Lynne Locke reflected on her experience, and provided sage advice for entrants.
“My dance partner said we’re going to dance to Fatboy Slim, Rockerfella skank,” Lynne said.
“I didn’t even know who Fatboy Slim was, let alone Rockerfella skank.
“It was very serious, I thought, and as I stepped on stage everyone was there laughing, later they said, ‘that was the funniest.’
“I’m telling you, this is great, it’s a great cause.”
The stars, all have their reasons for entering, some have been touched personally by cancer, like high school principal Lorrae Sampson, whose husband was diagnosed with melanoma two years ago.
All are nervous to dance in front of hundreds of people, and looking forward to learning a new skill.
Tracey Coe from Integrity Real Estate, Jessica Davies from Premier Bus Company, Crystal Vas from Power FM, Senior Constable Vicki Ferraris from Nowra Police, Lorrae Sampson from Nowra Anglican College, Hayley Warden from Fairfax Media, Scott Weaire from Horizon Credit Union, Paul Weir from Turfco, Dwyane Connors from Nowra-Bomaderry Jets, Richard Neradil from Southern Martial Arts Academy, and Mitchell Pakes from Shoalhaven City Council.
Each ‘Star’ will fundraise for Cancer Council NSW in the lead up to the gala event and have their own fundraising page where online donations can be made.
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