Atlanta based non-profit, EDIN, the Eating Disorders Information Network, will hold its 7th Annual Celebrity Dance Challenge, the beloved event where local celebrities are paired with professional dancers to compete in all types of dance and raise funds for EDIN. The event takes place Thursday, April 20 at Buckhead Theatre. The Celebrity Dance Challenge is EDIN’s largest event, created to raise awareness about eating disorders and the importance of positive self-esteem. Proceeds from the event go directly into our community through programs and projects to prevent eating disorders through awareness, education and outreach.
Fashioned after the hit show Dancing with the Stars™, EDIN’s Celebrity Dance Challenge is co-chaired by Cynthia Good, Sean O’Keefe and Meg Reggie, and under the artistic direction of celebrity dancer/choreographer Bubba Carr. Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception by Sean O’Keefe Events and be thoroughly entertained by emcees Christi Paul of CNN and Paul Milliken, Road Warrior of FOX 5’s Good Day Atlanta. And, of course, the dancers!
Dance couples compete by dancing for votes. The number of fan votes received will determine the winner. Anyone can vote for his or her favorite celebrity for as little as $1 per vote at MyEDIN.org/cdc.
These talented and generous souls will be taking to the dance floor on April 20: Stacey Adams of Harry Norman Realtors, Dr. Mark Beaty of Beaty Facial Plastic Surgery, Tammy McCall Browning of Good Moves, Jennifer Champion, Tabitha Grant of Domino’s, Chef Todd Dae Kulper of Doraku Sushi, Milly Marques of Brows by Milly, Adam Wattenbarger of Salem Media Group and Kathy Zickert of Smith, Gambrell & Russell.
In 1996, Dina Zeckhausen, PhD, renowned Atlanta psychologist, author and playwright, founded EDIN – The Eating Disorders Information Network. EDIN’s School and Community Outreach initiatives have been honored by the National Eating Disorders Association and serve as a model for local grassroots organizations around the country.
Co-chairs of the 2017 EDIN Celebrity Dance Challenge Cynthia Good, Sean O’Keefe and Meg Reggie had a blast at a recent photo shoot with dancer/choreographer-turned-professional-photographer Bubba Carr. While Bubba captured the elegance of the 7th annual dance competition event, he also wanted to show what it’s all about: fun and dance!
Committed to addressing the problem of eating disorders on a societal level, EDIN is devoted to preventing eating disorders, increasing public awareness, and helping those already suffering to find the informational and therapeutic services they need.