Clay Aiken – Dancing Stars For Charity

The National Inclusion Project has shared some exciting news this month.  The Project, which was co-founded by Clay Aiken and Diane Bubel in 2003, has established itself as a leading voice for inclusion and works with many distinguished youth organizations.

As a non-profit organization, the National Inclusion Project is always looking for innovative ways to earn money to support their wonderful programs.

“Dancing Like The Stars” is an annual event sponsored by The National Inclusion Project and A Step to Gold International Ballroom.  The event will take place on Sunday, April 25, 2010, at 1:00pm.  It will be a part of the Southern Women’s Show.

Local celebrities from the triangle area have partnered with a professional dancer and will provide a great deal of entertainment to those who attend the show.  The partners have been busy for weeks, practicing their dance moves and working to get as many votes as possible. There are two celebrities from radio, (WQDR and WPTF) and three from TV, (WRAL and NBC-17).  Please visit the Dancing Like The Stars website to see practice videos of the contestants and then click to make a donation and vote for your favorite dancing couple.

On April 15th, it was announced that pop artist, Anoop Desai, would be a special guest on the program.

Desai, from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, was a finalist on the eighth season of “American Idol.”   Anoop mixes pop, R&B, and Indian influences to create a sound all his own.  Desai will add a special moment to the show.

So………………have you voted yet?  Voting began on March 31, 2010.  Donations will be accepted on-line and at the event in exchange for votes.

On April 12th, a wonderful article by Kimberly Resh was published in the April edition of  New York Teacher. Ms. Resh is Mikayla’s Mom.  The article chronicles the life of a beautiful young girl and the pride her mother has for her accomplishments and for the support of her friends and schoolmates.

You can read the beautiful article HERE.

Have you bought a copy of “My Friend Mikayla?”  Perhaps you can purchase a copy for your child or grandchild’s teacher as an “end of the year” gift.

According to the National Inclusion Project:

Our Friend Mikayla was made possible by a grant from the National Inclusion Project whose mission is to create awareness about the diversity of individuals with disabilities and the possibilities that inclusion can bring. Proceeds from Our Friend Mikayla will help fund programs for children with disabilities in our schools and communities. The children’s journey to understanding and friendship represented in this book is the embodiment of what the National Inclusion Project strives for every day. With your purchase, you will help spread the word and make full inclusion the reality for children everywhere.

For more information about “My Friend Mikayla and The National Inclusion Project,  visit  HERE

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4 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – Dancing Stars For Charity

  1. No, I have not had a chance to vote for the Dancing With The Stars yet. I was surprised to see who the entertainment was. I don't believe I have ever seen him before. I did buy the book "My Friend Mikayla" for my granddaughter. She loves it. That was a nice article written by her mother.

  2. I'm so proud of Clay Aiken, Diane Bubel and all the folk at National Inclusion Project. They're growing and doing such wonderful things!!! Sounds like soon they may be international!!! Bravo to all!!! (need to vote on Dancing Like the Stars)

  3. Musicfan,

    Thank you for the excellent report on the National Inclusion Project, co-founded by Clay Aiken and Diane Bubel. DLTS is a great fundraiser for inclusion, and I'm glad Anook will be providing entertainment.

    Thank you for your kind remarks in the Carolina blog. Have an awesome weekend!


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