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‘Dancing in the Dark’ Raises
Awareness and Funds
Characterizing the event as “the collision of my passions for ballroom
dancing and the Foundation,” Davida Luehrs, FFB Northern Virginia
Chapter president, and her event committee staged the chapter’s
first “Dancing in the Dark Gala” March 12th. Of the 130 guests, 125
participated — blindfolded — in Waltz and Rhumba lessons taught by
Susannah Moss, owner and director of the Fred Astaire Reston dance
studio. With the largest sponsor donating $8,000, the event at the Hilton
McLean earned $50,000 to fight blindness!