Saturday 7th March proved to be a night to remember for everyone involved in Project Pink, a fundraiser gala concert held at the Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre to raise money for Breast Cancer Research. The super-sized night of entertainment included a range of memorable guests and was MC’ed by the most recent host of Young Talent Time, the beloved Rob Mills. Sam Moran, host of Nick Jr.’s ‘Play Along with Sam’ proved to be a favourite with the children as they danced and sang along to hits from the show.
Audiences were in awe, as the radiant songstress Delta Goodrem made a guest appearance performing three of her most loved classics. The singer explained how she came to be involved revealing “a good friend of mine told me about this amazing night and of course said “Can I come? I want to be a part of this!” it’s a cause close to my heart” and this passion for the cause was evident. Performing as she sung ‘Born to try’ were 60 talented dancers from six of Sydney’s leading dance schools. It was a spectacular moment that moved the audience and made the night so special.
The Project Pink gala, sponsored by Global Dance Tours was Project Dance’s most ambitious project to date as they endeavored to raise as much money as possible in honour of inspirational committee member Belinda Agostino, director of All Starz Performing Arts Studio. Her breast cancer journey inspired the whole community to get behind her and do everything they could to make a difference. With the support of everyone involved on the night they were able to raise a huge $63 560.32 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The amount raised is even more impressive when you realise that it came not from corporate donations but from the pockets of hard working families in the dance community.
“Delta performing at Project Pink just made the night so magical! I was so overwhelmed when she dedicated her song ‘Born to try’ to me. To add to the magic were 60 gorgeous Project Dance girls dancing their little hearts out. Her angelic voice, her captivating presence, her sensitivity to the cause and her generosity with her time, I will never forget!”- Belinda Agostino
Project Dance, the creator behind Project Pink, is a not for profit association that aims to connect students with the professional dance industry. It is an alliance of Sydney’s six leading dance schools-All Starz Performing Arts Studio, Glenda Yee School of Dance, Planetdance, PAWS, Ettingshausens and Commotion. In the past, Project Dance has created teams that have won Young Talent Time, been semi-finalists on Australia’s Got Talent and X factor and performed on shows like The Voice Kids and The Celebrity Apprentice.
Media contact Project Dance, Belinda Agostino, firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 0404042616.