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The Country Dance-a-Thon is a two-stepping and line dancing marathon taking place Saturday, August 19 at Jane Warner Plaza in the heart of San Francisco's Castro district. Participants will dance for three hours to support three nonprofit organizations:
• The AIDS Emergency Fund provides emergency financial assistance to people facing the challenges of living with debilitating HIV and AIDS.
• The Positive Resource Center offers free and confidential disability benefits counseling and employment services for people living with HIV/AIDS and mental health disabilities.
• The Sundance Association provides country-western dance instruction and events and raises thousands of dollars annually for other charity organizations. Part of the funds will be earmarked for the performance group, the Sundance Bandits.
All donations are 100% tax-deductible to the maximum extent allowed by law.
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To sponsor a participant, select the name from the Participant List. You will be taken to the participant's personal fundraising page, where you can make a secure on-line donation by clicking on the "Make a Donation" button.
If you prefer to pay by check, make checks payable to "The Sundance Association." Please indicate the name of the participant you are sponsoring, and include your own contact information (postal and e-mail address) for receipt purposes. You can mail or give the check to a participant, or you can send it to:
You can make a difference and have fun at the same time! Sign up now to start your fundraising. We make it easy for you. You'll have your own personalized webpage to send to your friends and family, where they can easily and securely donate on-line.
Then plan on dancing at Jane Warner Plaza at Castro & Market in San Francisco for three hours on Saturday, August 19. There's no pressure and there's no pain. It's all about contributing to the greater community in any way we can.
To get started, just click on the "Set Up My Personal Fundraising Page" button below. It takes just a few minutes.
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About The Country Dance-A-Thon
The Country Dance-a-Thon began in 2007 as a joint project of the Sundance Association and the Bare Chest Calendar. Now in its eighth year, the Country Dance-a-Thon has raised thousands of dollars for the beneficiaries of the Bare Chest Calendar: AIDS Emergency Fund and Positive Resource Center.
The Country Dance-a-Thon is a grass-roots all-volunteer project with low overhead expenses. We anticipate our administrative expenses to remain close to 5% again this year, allowing for unavoidable credit card and web hosting fees. This means that 95% of money raised through this event goes directly to the designated nonprofit organizations which are each in turn known for their low administrative expenses.
The Sundance Association is an all-volunteer community-based nonprofit organization providing country-western dance instruction and events in San Francisco for the LGBT community since 1998. Over the years the Sundance Association has raised over $385,000 for other nonprofit organizations.
The Bare Chest Calendar has been raising funds since 1985, supporting the AIDS Emergency Fund and the Positive Resource Center. The men of the Bare Chest Calendar work hard during their reign as Bare Chest Calendar men, and many go on to leadership positions in the community.