Sashay for United Way

Date: June 1, 2016

Are you ready to rumba? Dancing with the Hopkins Stars returns Thursday, June 2 with an all-new cast of Johns Hopkins couples who will sashay, swing and salsa their way to victory, all in support of a good cause: United Way.

As part of Hopkins’ incredible year-round commitment to United Way and empowering employees to give back, each couple will raise funds for the cause of their choice:

  • Jane O’Brien Franczak and Stephen Sisson are fundraising for United Way’s Family Homelessness Program; East Side at Henderson-Hopkins:
  • Hope Byers and Christopher Terndrup are fundraising to help United Way keep at-risk students in school.
  • Chelsea David and Ed Kasper are fundraising for the Maryland chapter of the American Heart Association:
  • Andrea Lasner and Robert Higgins are fundraising to help United Way keep children and families in their homes and out of shelters:
  • Colleen Koch and John Geroso are fundraising for Community Partnership of Baltimore City, a United Way program that supports at-risk youth and men and women experiencing homelessness plus provides access to healthy food:
  • Jody Hooper and Mohamad Allaf are fundraising for Emerging Leaders United, United Way’s young professionals group that develops leaders to give and volunteer in the community:
  • Karla Alwood and Ken Grant are fundraising for Roberta’s Place, a community-based center for family grief support:
  • Julie Kubiak and Victor Peguero are fundraising for the 2-1-1 Maryland United Way Helpline (check out their video), an incredible 24/7/365 service which connects people with the help they need, including shelter, food, employment, protective services and mental health:
  • Zoila Burch and Darren Lacy are fundraising for United Way’s Project Homeless Connect which helps individuals, children and families experiencing homelessness:

Check out the promo video highlighting last year’s amazing performances, and mark your calendars for Thursday, June 2, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Turner Auditorium on the east Baltimore campus. This event is free and open to the public so come early as seats fill quickly. You won’t want to miss it.

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