The 12-hour dance-a-thon fundraiser has a goal of collecting $100,000 in donations for the Movement Centre of Manitoba, a non-profit organization committed to improving the physical health of children and adults with physical disabilities.
The launch of the Move ‘N Groove-a-Thon 2011 will take place this morning at Polo Park Shopping Centre during a press conference set for just after 11 a.m.
“The goal of this fundraiser is not only to raise funds for our Conductive Education programs but to help everyone understand the impact functional mobility can have, no matter how small, on the quality of our daily lives,” said Executive Director Margy Nelson in a statement.
Registered teams and individuals will participate throughout the day and evening at set intervals, moving and grooving to a combination of live, recorded music or video, covering a variety of themes and genres including hip hop, current chart hits, disco and other genres.
The inaugural event is scheduled for Saturday, April 9 from noon to midnight at Exhibition Place at the Red River Exhibition Park.