Updated: Sep 29
Meet the small but mighty team behind Dance for the Cure’s website, social channels, photos and multimedia
As a 100% volunteer organization, Dance for the Cure (DFC) enlists the talents of a small army of individuals to ensure the success of its events and initiatives. If you’ve attended DFC’s annual fundraiser, Ribbons of Hope, you will have experienced first-hand the gorgeous baskets that are crafted as a labor of love by our “Basket Genies,” a group of dedicated women who spend countless hours making each basket into a work of art. The event runs like clockwork thanks to myriad friends and neighbors who volunteer time (and vehicles!) to haul goods from Basket Central to the event venue. Students from the local high school act as runners during the event, delivering baskets to lucky winners at their tables. We see photos of community members draping Pink Bows around the local towns, of people using assembly line precision to fill hundreds of Goodie Bags, and we see outstanding examples of how people raise money to help those who are in need.
But there’s a less visible team who documents all of these efforts and brings them to life on Dance for the Cure’s website and social channels. This small crew snaps photos, records videos, live-streams events, produces flyers, brochures and event programs, organizes and manages image and multimedia assets, crafts social posts, and oversees the Dance for the Cure website. I am pleased to introduce you to the Dance for the Cure Social Media Team.
Lynn Grillo, Media Team Leader
Having recently retired from her job as an executive at Adobe, Lynn is thrilled to be able to focus more of her time with Dance for the Cure. Lynn is responsible for the design and development of the DFC Website as well as the collateral used in our marketing efforts. She’s been involved with DFC for 15+ years.
“Think Excellence, not Perfection,” is my motto, says Lynn.
Our goal is to help as many people as we can, so while we do not have a permanent paid staff, we are scrappy and get a lot done with just a few dedicated individuals.
Linda Bozzo, Social Channels
Linda is a former dance student and retired instructor of Kathleen Academy of Dance. She brings her marketing skills from her position with a publishing house where she also embarked on a career as a children’s author. Linda became involved in Dance for the Cure during the inception of the organization after the group appeared on the Rosie O’Donnell Show.
“When I saw the positive impact Dance for the Cure was capable of in assisting local families whose lives were impacted by breast cancer, I knew I wanted to make a long-term commitment to volunteering with this amazing organization.” - Linda B.
Jessica Tallman, Social Channels & Multimedia
Jessica is a former dancer at Kathleen Academy, and a former lyrical dancer with DFC and is now a senior at Rutgers University studying Biology, Spanish, and Art. She is excited to put her video editing and social media skills to good use. She has been involved with Dance for the Cure for over 6 years.
"Through my high school years, DFC taught me the importance of service and leadership. I want to help them help my community any way I can!" - Jess T.
Would you like to join Dance for the Cure's Social Media team? We'd love to have you! Let us know!