Thank you for providing Hope, Joy and a New Normal to patients and caregivers via the 2018 Dancing with Dignity event! 

Thank you to all of our volunteer dancers and stroke survivors who danced in honor of the neuro-wellness programs offered through Dignity Health East Valley. The high-energy 1980s dance show included 36 performers! That's 15 stroke survivors, 9 volunteer dancers and we introduced 11 dancing First Responders from Chandler Police and Gilbert Fire and Rescue - oh, plus 1 Richard Simmons!  A special thanks to the professionals at Arizona Ballroom Champions and the over 500 guests in attendance.

Please visit the Dignity Health Foundation – East Valley’s YouTube Account to view videos of all of the performances. 

View photos of the fun that took place, at our Box Account (some photos are also shown below).

Dancing with Dignity 4th annual awards went to: 

  • First Responders Award – Chandler Police Department dancing team 
  • Top Fundraisers – Meagan Crawley, neuro nurse and team, raised over $26,000
  • Top Sponsorship Fundraiser – Amy Lowry, USPI, raised over $18,781
  • Judges Choice Award – Meagan Crawley, Dignity Health 
  • Audience Choice Award – Lori Walters, Charles Schwab
  • Overall Champion for 2018 - Meagan Crawley

Almost $200,000 in proceeds from this year's event will provide rehabilitative support to patients and their families such as camp, hippotherapy, chimes choir, support groups, nursing education, equipment and more... 

We could not put on such an amazing gala and show without major sponsors including: Dignity Health East Valley Rehab, Power of the Purse, Mercy Care, Native Air - Air Methods, United Surgical Partners, Phoenix Children's  and more... and thank you to this year's fantastic Judges and Hosts: Coach Darleen Santore, Therapist Amy Baumert, Fundraiser Brett Higgins, Professional Dancer Shawn Nerdahl, Dr. Andi Wolf, Mayor Jenn Daniels, Mayor-Elect Kevin Hartke and Dignity Health East Valley President Mark Slyter and his special guest, wife Lisa. 

A special thank you to all of the volunteers and especially the hard-working gala committee led by Jeff Roberts of Encompass Health. 

Please keep an eye out for announcements on the 2019 festivities!

Dancing with Dignity 2018: Event Photos


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