Many Hi-5s to Dance for a Cure Supporters

This was the scene Saturday night at Eagles Hall.

A crowd of 400 Alameda residents and other supporters in the fight against breast cancer showed up to dance, dine and join in the silent auction as part of the Dance for a Cure event.

DJ Alex Mejia and others kept the crowd hopping.

“It was great to see so many people come out and support us!” said Millie Luz, one of the event organizers.

The group expects to have raised at least $10,000 when all the numbers are tallied.

The effort that led to this successful event, of course, was huge. Just check out a partial list of contributors.

And while Luz says she and others are looking forward to future events, they need a bit of time to recuperate and evaluate how it all came together and turned out.

Such a break, needless to say, is well deserved.


Dance – and Bid – for a Cure

Posters are up all over town for Dance for a Cure, a fundraising event to benefit breast cancer research that’s set to take place from 5 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, November 14, at Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Avenue.

Starting today, October 1, bidding on auction items that support the worthy cause is taking place on the Internet.

Millie Luz, an Alameda resident and volunteer, knocked on doors all over the Island and in surrounding areas. And she got some outstanding items donated by local merchants, such as the 50 pieces of jewelry given by A Touch of Class Jewelers’ Deborah Porterfield, who’s been a jeweler in Alameda for more than 30 years.

Online auction items supporting the fight against breast cancer include: a five-day/four-night escape to Cancun, Mexico; four passes to Legoland & Sea Life in California; Joe Montana-autographed San Francisco 49ers helmet; two Milgard Ultra series fiberglass windows; Clinton Chiropractic consultation and exam; a perfect pillow from Symmetry Chiropractic; a portrait at Raintree Studios, three months of activities at Oakland Karate & Kickboxing; teeth whitening; a photo of the Beatles on the “Ed Sullivan Show” and … a
Louis Vuitton-Batignolles vertical handbag!

DJs Jose Melendez, Alex Mejia, Trackstar, Deft, Rick Lee, Latin Prince and Chuy Gomez of 106.1 are set to spin at the November 14 event. Tickets are $25-$30. Hope to see you there.