13 May Belinda Gambuzza Will Be Dancing For The Horses!
Get ready, Knoxville! Next Saturday, May 21st, Bridgewater Place is hosting Dancing For The Horses – a fundraiser dinner and dance competition to benefit Horse Haven, sanctuary for abused and neglected horses throughout Tennessee. Local business people, equestrian enthusiasts, and news anchors are among the contestants. The event will begin at 6pm and tickets are currently SOLD OUT!
Last year, one of our Salon Visage colorists, Evan Denson (pictured above), participated in the event and had a wonderful experience. We asked Evan how he got involved in Dancing For The Horses and what it was like, and he told us:
“Technically, I was volunteered to dance, which I reluctantly agreed to, but it was so worth it. It was challenging because I had never done anything like that before, but it was extremely rewarding and for a great cause. I made some life-long friends in the process, too, so it was a great experience.”
The spouse of another of our colorists (Heather Teter’s husband Jay) also competed, and he won first prize!
This year, the co-owner of Salon & Spa Visage, Belinda Gambuzza, will be performing, and she is in it to win it! She found out about Horse Haven and the services they provide after being invited to watch Evan and Jay participate in last year’s competition. Belinda says that helping animals-in-need is part of her spiritual mission, and she has been truly dedicated to spreading the word about this great cause.
She has not had any professional dance experience, so she has admitted to being slightly nervous about cutting a rug, but we have never known her to back down from any challenge. In fact, we fully expect her to SLAY. 😀
Belinda is striving to raise $20,000 for Horse Haven before the Dancing For The Horses event next Saturday. With more than $16k in donations so far, she is almost there! There are three ways you can help Belinda meet her fundraising goal:
- You can vote for Belinda to win on Horse Haven’s website or by following this direct link! Even if you can’t make it out to the competition, you can still cast a vote and take part in helping.
- You can enter to win one of our give-away baskets, worth more than $1,000 each! See pictures below for a peek of what’s inside. You can enter to win both gift baskets as many times as you like! We will draw our winners on May 18th and all raffle proceeds go to Horse Haven.
- You can share this blog on Facebook and Twitter to spread the word!
Come by Salon Visage and/or Spa Visage to enter to win one or both of our gift baskets. Raffle ends on the 18th!
We hope to see you at the Dancing For The Horses event next week! Don’t forget to tell your friends and family. 😎