COVID-19 is not going to stop the mission to strengthen community, although the Lake Houston Family YMCA has faced challenges through this pandemic.
They will run their 12th annual Dancing for a Cause event virtually Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. The show will be live on the YMCA of Greater Houston YouTube channel and stream live to their Facebook page. This is a unique event that brings together the community to help raise money for the work the YMCA does. Local community leaders, who volunteer to support the YMCA, are paired with local professional dance instructors who aspire to become crowned the Dancing for a Cause champion.
Although many know the YMCA as a gym and swim, the YMCA is so much more. The Lake Houston YMCA has been serving the community for 40 years to ensure that no individual be turned away regardless of age, religion or socio-economic background. This year the Lake Houston Family YMCA will give out more than $350,000 to the community through programing that focuses on eliminating drowning, improving academic achievement, preventing chronic disease, and ensuring social equity.
The night is sure to bring energy and friendly competition while featuring exciting dance numbers with a spectacular Broadway theme. Most importantly, it will bring together community in support of a great cause. Dancing for a Cause is one of the largest fundraising efforts The Lake Houston Family YMCA has each year.
“We are incredibility humbled by the continued support of great partners and community leaders that say yes to move the mission forward. We certainly are not able to do this without all involved,” said Talybra Hollins, director of operations for Lake Houston Family YMCA.