Morningside Retirement Community Sponsors Fundraiser
for Third Consecutive Year
FULLERTON, CALIF. – Feb. 15, 2017 – The third annual “Look Who’s Dancing” dance competition presented by Fullerton-based Pathways of Hope raised more than $49,000 at its recent event. For the third consecutive year, Morningside of Fullerton retirement community supported this nonprofit’s efforts to fight hunger and homelessness in Orange County by providing both financial sponsorship and a dance participant.
This year’s event was held at Fullerton College and featured eight performers dancing everything from the Viennese Waltz and Samba to Jive and West Coast Swing. Alberto Raygoza, assistant marketing coordinator for Morningside, represented the retirement community in this year’s competition. Raygoza danced a Cha-Cha and Hustle medley and raised more than $5,100 through ticket sales, sponsorships and votes from the audience.
The winner of the dance competition was Shayna Barry, who received the most points from the judges for the Viennese Waltz she danced with professional dancer Rudy Hernandez. The People’s Choice award winner was Jo-Anne Matsuba, a community volunteer, who danced the Samba. Matsuba also won the “Money, Money, Money Award” presented to the dancer who raised the most money.
“I had the best time performing for ‘Look Who’s Dancing’ this year,” Raygoza said. “What made it even more amazing was the rewarding feeling of helping all who benefit from the services and support provided by Pathways of Hope. The organization’s work is admired by everyone at Morningside, and I was honored to be a part of it.”
Pathways of Hope has been providing food, housing programs, and support and prevention services to those who are hungry and homeless for the past 41 years. For more information, visit www.pathwaysofhope.us.
Located on 33 acres at 800 Morningside Dr. near the cross streets of Brea Boulevard and Bastanchury Drive, Morningside includes 327 apartments and single-story villas. The community offers a large clubhouse, numerous amenities, services and activities, as well as access to long-term care at Park Vista Health Center located next door. For more information, please call 800-499-6010 or visit www.MorningsideOfFullerton.com.