Thursday, July 14, 2011
BANTAY BATA's "Burn the Floor" at the Pacific Beach!
On Friday, August 5th, 2011, the Gonzales Band known to us all as Jesse, Buffy & Jesse, Jr., together with their committee members, Eric Barsatan, Paz & Raffy, Dolores, with friends Paul & Marie Laderta, will be hosting this year's "Burn the Floor" to raise money for the children of the Philippines.
This year's Bantay Bata fundraiser will be held again at the Pacific Beach Hotel. Doors will open at 6:00pm. Tickets are $55 each including dinner and show, and can be purchased from the Gonzales at phone numbers: 926-4414 or 284-2395, or from Marie Laderta at: 222-3721.
Bantay Bata means "child watch" in the Filipino language, and this non-profit organization's international flagship program is dedicated to fundraising to benefit the children who suffer from malnutrition and child abuse. The Bantay Bata is largely a child abuse rescue operation that responds to an average of 15,300 calls for assistance per year. The program assists more than 21,000 children and families in relocation communities and feeds at least 4,400 severely malnourished children. Last year, thanks to many of your generous support, Bantay Bata Hawaii raised $5,000. Our goal this year is to exceed that.
When people like YOU in our dance community take what they love to do, ie. dancing, and choose to do it for a good cause, it makes the act of giving more meaningful. It is our hope that your participation and support of this fundraiser will bring more awareness to the plight of these needy children.
Please join us on August 5th for Bantay Bata's "Burn the Floor!"