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Orange Ribbons for Jaime Dance-A-Thon
November 8, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
On February 14th, 2018 Jaime Guttenberg, along with 16 other victims at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, was tragically murdered by a troubled former student. She was only 14 years old. Following the tragedy, Jaime’s parents, Fred and Jennifer Guttenberg, formed Orange Ribbons For Jaime (ORFJ), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to honor their daughter by supporting causes important to her in life, but also causes that deal with the way her life was tragically cut short.
Because one of Jaime’s greatest passions was dance, ORFJ is now creating a nationwide Dance-A-Thon to raise money for programs that the organization supports. This includes funding a college scholarship that they are introducing in memory of Jaime. Applicants of ALL abilities that want to pursue post high school educational or professional opportunities will be welcome to apply.
ORFJ’s 2019 Dance-A-Thon will be the organization’s first ever annual fundraising event. They will be kicking it off Veterans Day weekend, November 8th through 11th, at dance studios and other locations nationwide for a three-hour time period (date and time varies by location).
ORFJ’s local Dance-A-Thon will take place in Parkland, Florida at the P-REC Gymnasium on Friday, November 8th starting at 5:30 pm in affiliation with Dance Theatre of Parkland. Dance Theatre is where Jaime danced the majority of her life. The event in Parkland is open to all ages of the general public who would like to participate. Visit orangeribbonsdance.com to sign up.