10th annual special event honors local heroes helping victims of child abuse, child sexual abuse, neglect, domestic violence
MADISON – The Rainbow Project will celebrate 34 years of service and 10 years of salsa at their annual Rhumba for Rainbow 10th anniversary gala in the Varsity Hall Grand Ball Room at the UW Union South on Friday, Sept. 4, 7 p.m.-midnight.
The public is invited to enjoy Latin music, dancing, and food for a donation of $40, $75, or $100 in advance. Event proceeds provide direct, early intervention, crisis and prevention services that include individual/family or group counseling for children and families, as well as home visits, support/advocacy, consultation in early childhood programs and school settings. Since 1980, Rainbow Project therapists have provided services for approximately 9,500 young children (infants-10 years old) who have been traumatized by family/community.
Salsa lessons will be offered for beginners and attendees who want a refresher at 7 p.m. The evening includes a very special treat that is an audience favorite every year – the Celebrity Dance Challenge Competition. This year’s list of contenders includes Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne, television anchors Brandon Taylor (WKOW-TV), Mary Jo Ola (WISC-TV), and Britni McDonald (MWTV); Gloria Reyes, City of Madison Police Department detective; and Mahlon Mitchell, president of the State Firefighters and of the City of Madison Firefighters Local 311.
To order tickets, contact Fred Marshall at (608)213-2892 or order online at the rhumba4rainbow.org website. To reserve a table, become a sponsor, make a monetary contribution or auction donation, please contact Greta Drammeh at the Rainbow Project at (608)255-7356, ext. 10.