Revivify Marketing is excited to announce their participation in the American Cancer Society Kick-Off Event for Relay for Life of Idaho Falls: Dancing with the Idaho Falls Stars. Over the years this event has been put on, it’s grown from being an opportunity for teams and individuals to sign up for the Relay for Life event in July to becoming a substantial resource in collecting donations for cancer research. In 2014, the Dancing with the IF Stars Team raised over $13,000 dollars and other major sponsors added their contributions that night, totaling over $20,000.

In similar fashion to the TV show, Dancing with the Stars, there are businessmen and women and public figures from the Idaho Falls area who are paired up with dancers (who come from Xtreme Ballroom Dance). A couple weeks before the event, the “stars” and the dancers meet for the first time, find out what dance they are doing, and have a short 2-3 hour practice. The only other scheduled practice is just hours before the event.

Kevin Hansen, owner of Revivify Marketing, has participated the last three years and has been voted “Best Dancer” each year by the coaches from Xtreme Ballroom Dance. “The votes from the coaches and the Best Dancer title have been fun to receive,” Kevin said. “The real winners, though, are those who benefit from the research this money goes toward.” Other titles given are 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place based on how much money the stars were able to raise for Relay for Life.

Dancing with the Idaho Falls Stars will take place February 18, 2015 from 7-9 p.m. at the Idaho Falls Civic Auditorium. Admission is only $1, but it’s best to bring your spare change, cash and checkbooks/debit cards. (Checks go to American Cancer Society) Tickets are available through participants or at the door. Make sure to use the name of the “star” you’re there to support when you’re donating, as each dollar you contribure to Relay for Life counts as a vote for them!

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You can contribute to Kevin Hansen's fundraising efforts for Dancing with the Idaho Falls Stars by sending him checks written out to American Cancer Society, cash or going online.
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