On October 27, 2012, fifteen dancers of all ages in Edmonton joined “Thrill the World” (TTW), simultaneously dancing Michael Jackson’s Thriller with over 10,000 dancers from around the world! Two-time TTW Edmonton organizer Chelsea Dusfresne, did an outstanding job organizing every detail of the event – from recruiting volunteer photography and videography, promoting the event through social media and local community calendars, soliciting and preparing a well rounded silent auction, to planning and leading dance workshops to teach new dancers the Thriller dance.
Though Chelsea has always been focused on creating awareness for important causes in her community, it was during her first summer spent working at Muscular Dystrophy Canada’s Edmonton Community Office that she became passionate about raising funds and awareness for those affected by neuromuscular disorders. She decided to make TTW Edmonton 2012 a fundraising event for Muscular Dystrophy Canada and did a super job raising over $600 in proceeds from the event. While planning the event Chelsea did an incredible job connecting with the Grant MacEwan Student’s Association and gaining full support for a “Thrill Club” on campus, and even connected with Edmonton’s local Thriller dance group, Thrill The Ave, in order to keep the momentum moving all year long!
TTW Edmonton is already in the planning stages for 2013 – with plans in the works to entertain at the Edmonton Safeway Walk for Muscular Dystrophy! Be sure to check out TTW Edmonton’s website, where you can see photos from the event along with the video action!