Dance - Colorado (2015)
Fort Collins is FIRST on the Dance Floor
Michelle and Allan Schell, of Fort Collins, Colorado, gathered their family and friends for a fun night of dancing in support of FIRST. Affected with X-linked ichthyosis, Allan attended FIRST’s National Family Conference 2012-Denver, forging connections and gaining valuable information about ichthyosis. After receiving support from the FIRST community, Allan and Michelle wanted to give back. They decided that a dance would be a fun way to gather together, spread awareness, and raise funds.
FIRST on the Dance Floor was planned for February 21. Even with a snowstorm on the day of the event, 55 people attended and had a fantastic evening. A silent auction just added to the fun of the night. The Schells raised more than $3,500 and the owners of the ballroom space were so impressed, that they offered back a portion of the payment to add to the event proceeds.
FIRST is so grateful to Allan and Michelle for their tremendous efforts on our behalf.