DFC Volunteers

Dance for the Cure volunteers help in a variety of ways undertaking many jobs that arise both  simple and complex. These include working on the Pink Bow Project by helping to create and distribute bows to local businesses for the month of October, assembly line gathering to fill Goody Bags for our annual Ribbons of Hope event, implementing ideas for local fundraisers, holding their own fundraiser with proceeds to DFC, assisting with mailings, and generally jumping onboard and supporting Dance for the Cure by promoting this organization to their family and friends. We welcome you as we can always use an extra pair of hands if you have some time to give.

Our Ribbons of Hope volunteers are passionate and committed to making our annual fundraiser a smashing success. Our efforts are concentrated from July through October, with most of the work at “Basket Central”—the venue where we build our gorgeous baskets for our fundraiser—happening between mid-August until the date of our event in October. If you have a few hours a week to help, we can put you to work, and you’ll make lasting friends while making a difference in the lives of people in our community who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Some of our volunteers are breast cancer survivors themselves.

We honor them with a ribbon badge!

Evelyn Anderson

Behind the Scenes

Mother of 2 daughters and a wife and I'm very big on family. I have great beliefs in serving the Lord. I love helping people, and I enjoy organizing and cooking.

Amanda Bay

Behind the Scenes

The administrative force who keeps the “Big Pink Machine” running smoothly.

Linda Bozzo

Social Team

Helps behind the scenes from Facebook and Instagram to setting up at basket central and Ribbons of Hope.

Donna Cease

Basket Creation

Is a Basket Genie whose motto is bigger is better, more is more!

Darlene Conway‏

Behind the Scenes

Community minded team player spreads the word about DFC and the important work we do.

Christine DeMartin

Soliciting Donations, Pink Bows

Gathering amazing prize donations from her efforts of online soliciting.

Teresa Foti

Soliciting Donations

Teresa helps at Basket Central as well as in soliciting donations.

Victoria Gagliardi-Rossi

Pink Bows, Goody Bags

Victoria is a DFC Lyrical dancer and supports our organization whenever called upon for various projects.

Fran Green

Pink Bows, Behind the Scenes

I am inspired by everyone involved in Dance for the Cure and happy to contribute to this great organization.

Teri Halvorson

Basket Creation

Teri sprinkles a little glitter wherever she goes, one amazing basket at a time!

Brooke Herbst

Soliciting Donations, Pink Bows

Head cheerleader and gal Friday! “Tell me what you need me to do” Brooke also helps with the Pink Bow Project.

Arleen Kornbluth

Basket Creation

CEO/1st VP in charge of basket making with expertise in bling, sparkle and girly girl.

Cassie Krick

Pink Bows, Behind the Scenes, Social Team

Cassie is a former Lyrical dancer, and always ready with enthusiasm and a smile. The Pink Bow Project is one of her specialties.

Trish Liska

Behind the Scenes

Trish is the mastermind behind our the beautiful centerpieces at Ribbons of Hope

Annamarie Masler

Basket Creation, Goody Bags

A recent addition to the team, Anne has always had a flare for creativity, but learning new tricks from some of the best at ROH.

Shannon Melick

Basket Creation, Pink Bows

Learned basket making from Darlene, now a basket maker extraordinaire! Also helps with the Pink Bow Project.

Rosanna Morlando

Pink Bows

Rosanna enjoys helping women who are going through breast cancer in any way she can.

Terry Oxford

Basket Creation

Fundraising Team Leader. Brings her creative style and sense of humor to enhance the vibe at basket central.

Robyn Salonna

Pink Bows

Robyn participates in The Pink Bow project in October during Breast Cancer Awareness month

Rosa Sauers

Pink Bows, Behind the Scenes

Rosa is a valuable volunteer and recently held a fundraiser on Face Book for Dance for the Cure.

Lisa Scalera

Basket Creation

Queen of Basket Central organization! Donations, inventory and of course mega basket building talents.

Darlene Sterritt

Basket Creation

Basket Genie, the guiding force for all things “baskets.” Laid the foundation for the definition of the WOW factor.

Michele Tallman

Behind the Scenes

Behind the scenes, soliciting donation, and all-around helper at Ribbons of Hope

Peggy Whelan

Behind the Scenes

Behind the scenes-soliciting for donations.

Tara Baldwin

Behind the Scenes, Pink Bows

A former lyrical dancer, Tara assists Behind the Scenes with projects at Basket Central, Goodie Bags, event set up and more.

Debbie Beiter

Behind the Scenes

Dr. Deb has been on the team since 1999 and continues to solicit and spread the word!

Deanna Cannatelli

Basket Creation

Fundraiser Team Leader. Enhances our team at BC by soliciting, building baskets and spreading the word in our community.

Linda Colatriano

Behind the Scenes

New to DFC/ROH but making a huge impact with her creativity, warm demeanor, and winning smile.

Judy Craven

Basket Creation

Judy is the ultimate worker bee, fueled by Tootsie Rolls and coffee, creating and building extraordinary baskets.

Susan Foti

Behind the Scenes, Pink Bows

Loves volunteering, soliciting donations and proud to be part of such a great group of strong women.

Barbara Gagliardi

Pink Bows, Goody Bags

Barbara volunteers creating and distributing bows for our Pink Bow Project, fills goody bags, and is willing to help wherever she is needed.

Rosalinda Giles

Soliciting Donations

Linda joined the team in 2019. She solicits donations and helps wherever she is needed.

Lynn Grillo

Social Team

Lynn created & manages our website, brand assets, and digital and print publications

Jacqueline Haren

Soliciting Donations

Community outreach, soliciting donations, event set up

Danielle Hughes

Behind the Scenes

Behind the scenes and mask maker extraordinaire!

Karen Kozarski

Pink Bows, Behind the Scenes

"Jack of all Trades". I am willing to help wherever needed.

Maggie Krick

Pink Bows, Behind the Scenes

Former Lyrical dancer mom, willing to lend a helping hand and positive spirit.

Stephanie Mardekian

Pink Bows, Behind the Scenes

Stephanie volunteers with the Pink Bow Project and is ready to help in any way she can.

Debbie Melick

Behind the Scenes, Pink Bows

Debbie has been involved with DFC from the beginning assisting Behind the Scenes, with Goodie Bags, Bow Making, and more.

Meredith Mian

Behind the Scenes

Former lyrical dancer, set up at basket central, day of, break down

Figen Muftuoghe

Behind the Scenes, Pink Bows

Figen is involved in so many ways including the Pink Bow Project, Goody Bags and more.

Barbara Porter

Pink Bows, Goody Bags

Enjoys tap dancing with her teacher, "Miss Kathleen Cirioli" while also supporting DFC with Goody Bag donations and dressing up the town in Pink Bows

Sofia Salonna

Pink Bows

Sofia participates in The Pink Bow project in October during Breast Cancer Awareness month

Julia Sauers

Pink Bows, Goody Bags

Just like her mom Rosa, Julia volunteers with our Pink Bow Project and Goody Bags while also working on her Girl Scout Silver Award.

Nancy Shedlock

Behind the Scenes

Nance helps with soliciting donations and setting up at Basket Central

Jessica Tallman

Social Team

Former lyrical dancer, social media, ROH event photography and helping hand.

Gayle Underwood

Behind the Scenes

Behind the scenes-centerpieces and soliciting donations

Ribbons of Hope Volunteers:

Anthony Cannatelli
Christopher Cannatelli
Nancy Ciacciarelli

Bob Cibulskis
Marie Confroy
Keith Craven
Lynn DelPaoli
Alyssa Goldstein
Sydney Goldstein
Paul Goldstein
Joe Grillo
Tom Halvorson
Andrew Haren
Don Haren
Michael Liscovitz
Assad Mian
Alex Pisani
Alexandra Robinson
Robin Wennogle

Special thanks to:

Audrey Madura
BRHS Cheerleaders
BRHS Key Club
Bridgewater Marriott Staff
Brighton Collectibles, Bridgewater
Coldwell Banker Realty, Hillsborough/Montgomery Office
Donna M. Karlis Memorial Fund
Jack Simonik, Simonik Moving and Storage
Kreations by Anne
Lori Russo
Mian Realty
Olivia Pinciotti, Olivia Grace Productions

Pete Bloom, Catered Affair
Renaissance Salon
The Day Spa at Hair Plus
Tropiano and Son Jewelers

Dance for the Cure

Dance for the Cure is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization

Registered Charity: EIN 10-0817874

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