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Saturday, April 3, 2010
MAMMOJAM 2010 - Dancing with the Stars - 300+ people pack the house at the Rise club for charity success
Dancing With the Stars'Louis Van AmstelandJonathan Robertsand list of TV, Film and dancing celebrities attended a packed first ever MAMMOJAM 2010 at Rise Club, Hollywood, CA. The professional dancers volunteered their time for a very good cause,.MammoJam 2010. The star-studded breast cancer benefit features professional dance lessons, door prizes, food and more than 300 people Thursday, April 1st.
Louis Van Amstel, the seasoned dance professional fromDancing With the Starswill took center stage and demonstratedLouis’ Dance Blastmoves for attendees to follow. Dance pros and students from his Sherman Oaks and Beverly Hills dance classes will also be on hand.
Dancing With the Starsalum Jonathan Robertsalso dance under the spotlight of TV's KABC and Extra TV's cameras to capture the first dance with renowned surgeon Dr. Susan Love.
For fans ofDancing With the Starsit was autographs and and free dance lessons most of the night and Terryi Thomas, San Diego won the door of free lessons and a dance with Jonathan Roberts, which also aired during the 4 pm news on KABC-TV. Midway through the evening the disco sounds of the 70's created elbow room only, and memory lane for a lot of people of all ages. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation.
The event is the brainchild of Lissa Levin Guntzelman, a television writer/producer (Mad About You,WKRP in Cincinnati) and breast cancer survivor."I wanted to do this for myself, my family and other breast cancer victims,”said Guntzelman about the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation’sMammoJam 2010.“I’m a TV writer/producer, but also an 18-year breast cancer survivor and my mother died of breast cancer at age 60, so my experience and entertainment industry connections will help fight the disease."
The event will feature music from the disco 70's, salsa, disco and hits from today's hip and top 40 radio stations. The variety of smooth sounds were offered on seven video screens around the dance floor. The crowd of about 85 percent women of all ages got the chance to partner with a professional guest dancers. MammoJam 2010 was so successful there is already talk about creating a bigger event next time with more door prizes, sponsorships and dance contests. Dr. Susan Love Foundation thanks US Weekly, KABC-TV, Extra TV
Celebrities who attended included:
Louis Van Amstel, ("ABC's Dancing with the Stars")
Dan Guntzelman, ("Perfect Game", "Growing Pains", "WKRP in Cincinatti")
Erika Eleniak,(Baywatch)(Playboy Centerfold)
Alyson Reed,("High School Musical 1,2,3")
James Karnes, ("Criminal Minds")
Marcia Strassman, ("Welcome Back Kotter,", Honey, I Shrunk the Kid
Eduardo Garcia("No Country for Old Men)")
Lissa Levin, ("Mad About You"),"WKRP in Cincinnati")
Dr. Susan Love,(Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation)
MammoJam was a celebration for women of all ages to team up to fight breast cancer together. It's attracted mothers and daughters, family members, friends and husbands
The event genius Lissa Levin thanked KABC-TV, EXTRA TV, US Weekly and others for coverage and precoverage such as in the Examiner on MAMMOJAM 2010.
SAVE THE DATE
June 6, 2010
Third Annual Love Walk
Pacific Palisades, California
The First and Second Annual Love Walk's were a huge success. We have had over 750 supporters join us in Pacific Palisades for this 5K event. The walks have generated over $90,000 to benefit breast cancer research projects, and the pilot grant program at DSLRF. We need your help to make the Third Annual Love Walk on June 6, 2010, another unforgettable event.