Bellydancers fight breast cancer Feb. 20
From press release
The Rockford Casbah Dancers of Rockford are hosting the Fifth Annual Shimmy for a Cure: Bellydancers Fight Breast Cancer on Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Lyran Hall. The doors open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7. The community is invited to enjoy a night of dancing, shopping and music to help fight breast cancer. Tickets are $12 until Feb. 17 and $15 at the door. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Shimmy for a Cure was started five years ago by local dancers, Atareen and Maena. It has grown bigger each year, and this year The Rockford Casbah Dancers hope to raise the largest donation ever. Twenty troupes and soloists from Wisconsin, Chicagoland and the Rockford area will perform a showcase of ranging styles, costumes and music. A unique offering of dance attire, jewelry, coin scarves and fair trade clothing will be offered by vendors Charisse, Nilaja and Magda.
The Lyran Singing Society donated the Lyran Hall. The dancers and vendors are donating their time, talent and dances to make this event possible with all proceeds going straight to the cause. Lyran Hall is at 1115 Fourth Ave. Parking is available on the street, and AMCORE Bank has donated the use of its parking lot. For questions or to reserve tickets, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Rockford Casbah Dancers on their Facebook Fan Page.
From the Feb. 17-23, 2010 issue
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