We need your support! The number of kids in Arizona’s foster care system have skyrocketed in the last few years – more than 19,000 children are now in out-of-home care. We have to give these kids the care they need, but we also have to address the family issues that create these situations of abuse and neglect.

We are proud to announce the 2nd Annual “Dancing for Arizona’s Children” Celebrity Dance Challenge presented by Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty! Local celebrity dancers and community leaders will perform in a “Dancing with the Stars” style event to raise funds for Arizona’s Children Association’s life-changing programs.

The family-friendly dancing event will also incorporate a number of youth dancers and their stories, as well as provide introductions to some of our youth who are currently in foster care and are available for adoption – looking for their forever families!

All funds raised will go directly to Arizona’s Children Association’s “Strengthening Families” Fund, which goes directly to support our foster care, kinship, and adoption programs.

If you are supporting a particular dancer, please visit their page to buy a ticket, purchase a sponsorship, or cast your vote. Some of our dancers include:


Tiffani Bachus, Personal Trainer/Nutritionist
Trish Bear, President & CEO, I-ology
Rep. Paul Boyer & Elizabeth Boyer, State Representative / Pediatric Nurse
Cheryl Grampp, HR Manager, Discover Financial Services
Adrian Fontes, Attorney, Dessaules Law Group
Dr. Dale Harvey, Dentist
Timothy Jeffries, Director of the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES)
Jen Kaplan & John Collura, CEO & President, Evolve PR & Marketing / Executive Chef
Dean & Nancy Mowry, Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty
Anna Osborn, Optimization Specialist, Valassis, Inc. & Arizona’s Children Board Member
Heather Patty, Director of Risk Management, DMB Associates, Inc.
Dr. Benjamin Roat, Principal, Ignacio Conchos Elementary School
Janelle Wood, Mrs. Phoenix Arizona International 2016

Please check back later for more dancer information. If you are not supporting a particular dancer, but still wish to sponsor or attend the event, please complete the form at the bottom of the page.

sponsor opportunities sponsor commitment form

If you have any questions, please contact Keryn Shipman at KShipman@arizonaschildren.org or 602.234.3733 ext. 2273.