Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Move to Stop AIDS Dance-a-Thon a Success!

Youth from around the state danced the night away at Plan USA's 5th annual Move to Stop AIDS Dance-a-Thon!

We were thrilled to raise $5,500 for Plan's HIV/AIDS programs in Zimbabwe, thanks to the hard work of YUGA youth, raffle prize money, and a generous donor who agreed to match everything raised at the Dance-a-Thon!

Check out pictures pictures from the Dance-a-Thon taken by YUGA member Rachel from Cranston East High School. Thanks to everyone who came out to a great night!

Two bands from Cranston East High School performed a song for the Dance-a-Thon.

Everyone at the Dance-a-Thon enjoyed music from DJ Tatu!
The finished pieces! Dance-a-Thon attendees helped paint four canvases to
reflect their feelings about AIDS in different communities of the world.
Mayor Cicilline came to our Dance-a-Thon! He had great things to say about YUGA, and was excited to receive a plaque of thanks from YUGA members.

Pictured above: Clare, Arisa, Livia, Angie, and Carissa.

Representatives from Edesia hosted a table at the Dance-a-Thon. Edesia is a global nonprofit that treats malnutrition and extreme hunger, located right here in Providence! To learn more, visit http://www.edesiaglobal.com/.

Dancers from PAIS performed a traditional bellydance!

PAIS dancers perform a dance they choreographed themselves!

Above, Linda and Daniel- mother and son- do a capoeira demonstration.

Emily and AliceMae had a great time at the Dance-a-Thon!

To host a Dance-a-Thon at your school or community center, contact yuga@planusa.org!

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