Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Dancing to Help Fight Cancer!

Julie and me with Matt & Allison Eyre (the winning couple)







The silly things we do for the cause!

Representing the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, my wife and I (Julie) participated in a dance competition last night while representing the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults! Julie works as a Physician Assistant in the BMT Unit at University of Maryland Marlene & Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center so the fight against cancer is also a personal and professional passion of hers.

We were one of four couples to perform Howard County Tourism's Signature event - SOIREE…Rendezvous en Provence with a segment called “Dancing with Dazzling Howard County Stars.” We performed a cha-cha and east coast swing to the king of pop – Michael Jackson!

Unfortunately we didn’t win the competition but we accomplished the bigger goal we set when we decided to embark on this adventure. After 4 months worth of lessons with countless hours of cha-cha and swing, we can both say we had a blast and are confident we introduced the organization to many new faces in the 600+ person crowd at the event. Just one more step in raising awareness of the young adult cancer issue in our community!

Thanks to everyone who’s been following, supporting, poking fun of us during this dancing extravaganza! A special thank you to our sponsor, Columbia Triathlon Association, and our dedicated dance instructor (Emily) at Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Columbia. Congratulations to all the other couples that attended and the entire Howard County Tourism team on a spectacular event.

I never would have imagined this was in my job description but sometimes the fight against cancer asks you to do the unusual and go that extra distance!

Check out our bio and lean more about the even on Howard County Tourim’s event site: http://www.howardcountymd.gov/HCT/hct_dancers.htm

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