American Red Cross “Dancing” Fundraiser to Announce 2013 Event Participants at Thursday Night Kickoff Party

This Thursday, The American Red Cross of Northeast Wisconsin will announce who will be the nine “star dancers” competing to raise the most money as part of the Dancing with our Stars 2013 fundraiser. The lineup includes top executives, small business owners, members of the media and Betina Driver, co-host of The Better Half and wife of Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver. Mrs. Driver has plenty to live up to on the dance floor after her husband took home the mirror ball trophy earlier this year on the 14th season of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” Those dance moves will again be on display as Donald Driver will serve as Betina’s dance partner at the event.

The invitation-only kickoff party, sponsored by the Green Bay Packers and Associated Bank, is this Thursday, October 25th at 7 p.m. on the Club Level of the Lambeau Field Atrium.

Dancing with our Stars is now in its fifth year and it is has been a sold-out event each year. Not only do those in attendance support local efforts, so can those not attending as the “star dancers” receive votes in the form of donations to the Red Cross. One dollar equals one vote. All funds raised support disaster prevention, preparation and relief, the life-saving training of first aid, CPR/AED classes, collection and testing of blood and blood products, support to military members serving around the globe, the transportation program and international programs.

“This event continues to grow and there is added excitement this year with the addition of Betina and Donald Driver,” said Steve Hansen, Chief Operating Officer for the American Red Cross of Eastern Wisconsin. “The star dancers do a tremendous job not only on the dance floor but more importantly raising funds to help support local Red Cross efforts.”

Dancing with our Stars 2013 will take place Saturday, February 23rd at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center in Green Bay. Information about tickets will be available in January. More event information can be found on the following Red Cross platforms:

Website: http://redcross.org/newisconsin

Dancing with our Stars blog: http://redcrossdwosblog.org

Facebook: http://facebook.com/NEWRedCross

Twitter: @NEWRedCross (#DWOS to join the conversation!)

Associated Bank, Festival Foods, the Green Bay Packers, Jack’s Maintenance, the Oneida Nation, Schneider National, WBAY-TV, WIXX and the Green Bay Press-Gazette are proud sponsors of Dancing with our Stars 2013.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.

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