Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Steelo fundraiser: Upcoming dance event with JabbaWockeeZ, LXD, Beat Freaks and much more

On December 6, 2011, members of the dance community are holding a major fundraiser to help fellow dancer Richard 'Steelo' Vazquez. Among the performers: JabbaWockeeZ, Super Cr3w, Beat Freaks, The LXD, the Groovaloos, Twitch (So You Think You Can Dance), Flomaster of Footwork Fanatix, and Killafornia. Tickets go on sale November 4; full information at (Thanks for the tip, Greg).

From the website: Steelo Vazquez has been a major part of the L.A. dance community -- a member of Killafornia, Footwork Fanatix, and The Groovaloos and a lead character on The LXD. He regularly gave back to the community through dance at benefits and fundraisers and has mentored  youth at weekly Groove Nights hosted by The Groovaloos. In addition, he worked with Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna and Gwen Stefani.

On June 19, 2011, Steelo suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm and had to undergo emergency surgery. During the operation he suffered a 2nd rupture. By the end of numerous surgeries, Steelo had suffered four ruptures and lost his ability to walk and speak. Today, Steelo remains in an extensive rehabilitation program where doctors are helping him relearn basic functions.

The goal of the fundraiser is to raise enough funds that will allow Penelope to assist Steelo with his recovery, focus on raising their little boy, Elijah and help her with the increasing medical costs. Any excess of donations beyond their needs will go into a trust account to help another family in need in our dance community. So -- buy tickets!! I cannot be there but will definitely contribute.