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Sen. Hwang Puts On His Dancing Shoes For A Good Cause In Fairfield

On Saturday, state Sen. Tony Hwang will be one of six community celebrities participating in “A Chance to Dance,” the debut fundraiser for Fairfield-based Inspire Inc.
On Saturday, state Sen. Tony Hwang will be one of six community celebrities participating in “A Chance to Dance,” the debut fundraiser for Fairfield-based Inspire Inc. Photo Credit: Contributed

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- On Saturday, state Sen. Tony Hwang will be one of six community celebrities participating in “A Chance to Dance,” the debut fundraiser for Fairfield-based Inspire Inc.

Founded by Fairfield residents Nancy Billington and Lauren Lanham with the slogan “Change Your Mind,” Inspire Inc. strives to enhance the quality of life in the community by presenting educational programs that reduce stress and improve coping strategies.

It is working with Fairfield Public Schools, the Fairfield Police Department and the Fairfield Senior Center, with a growing roster of clients that includes businesses and other community nonprofits.

“We ourselves are inspired by the overwhelmingly positive response we’ve gotten from the community, and we’re incredibly appreciative of the support from Senator Hwang and our other local celebrities and dancers who have given so generously of their time and talents,” Billington and Lanham said.

“A Chance to Dance” is essentially a local version of ABC’s hit show, "Dancing with the Stars."

It will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Patterson Club Ballroom, 1118 Cross Highway.

The pair with the most votes from the audience will take home the People’s Choice Award, and the Mirror Ball Trophy will go to the pair with the highest score from the judges.

Each vote costs $1 and anyone can vote as many times as they want. So the more votes each pair gets, the more money they raise for Inspire Inc.

“Dancing may not be my strong suit, as my instructor Anna will attest, but I am quickly learning our routine and looking forward to putting on a fun show,” Hwang said. “Most important, I am proud to support Nancy and Lauren and the incredibly important mental health work they are doing in our community through their new organization, Inspire Inc.”

For more information about Inspire Inc. and the A Chance to Dance fundraiser, visit www.inspireinc.org .

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