PRLog - Feb. 14, 2012 - CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- On February 8, Gulliver Preparatory School’s Dance Club hosted a staged performance of student dancers along with more than 270 participants from 11 other area schools along with 2 studios and raised more than $2,500.00 for Dancers Responding to AIDS (DRA).
The performance was a part of DRA’s Student Outreach Project, where the local student dance community unites to raise funds to support AIDS research, treatment and social services for those living with the disease.
“DRA is a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and has been working for 25 years to mitigate the suffering of individuals affected by the disease. The organization relies on the youth and vitality of the dance community to keep the mission alive. The students who participated in this are to be commended for their participation and dedication to this worthy cause,” said Gerri M. Barreras, MS, Gulliver Preparatory School’s dance director. “The program also helps to reinforce AIDS awareness. More than two decades since the epidemic began, Miami has the third highest number of reported AIDS cases, among the country’s larger metropolitan statistical areas.”
This is the 9th year that area schools have participated in the theatre community’s response to the AIDS crisis. Schools participating included Artistic Soul Studios, Coral Gables Sr., Coral Reef Sr. High, Gulliver Academy, Gulliver Preparatory School, John A. Ferguson Sr., Mencia-Pikieris, Our Lady of Lourdes, Palmetto Senior High, Riviera Prep, Robert Morgan Sr., St. Brendan High, and South Dade Sr. High.
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