What is the DC’s Dancing Stars Gala?

DC’s Dancing Stars Gala is an exciting fundraising event full of all the fun, glitz and glamour of the hit TV show Dancing with the Stars! Celebrities will learn a polished choreographed routine and perform at the Gala with a professional dance partner in a competition mirroring the television show.  A panel of celebrity judges along with the audience will select the winner who will win the coveted mirror ball trophy and $10,000 for the charity of their choice.

How is Raymond A. Wood Foundation involved?

We have been honored to be named a full beneficiary in the 2019 DC’s Dancing Stars Gala. This event raises money to support multiple charitable organizations so your donation dollars benefit many great causes including ours. We have two amazing dancers, Cecily Fernandez in the celebrity challenge and Lindsey Keatley in the corporate challenge, but the competition isn’t just in who executes the best dance moves, the real competition is in who raises the most money. They and we need your support to be successful at this event. Donate now »

Cecily Fernandez, Celebrity Dancer

Cecily Fernandez, Celebrity Dancer

Lindsey Keatley, RAWF Corporate Dancer

Lindsey Keatley, RAWF Corporate Dancer


What does the Raymond A. Wood Foundation do?

The Raymond A. Wood Foundation (RAWF) is focusing on providing pediatric brain tumor patients and their caregivers support through creating educational opportunities, providing lifesaving medical devices and developing family support networks. 

Brain tumors are now the leading cause of death in children and treatments are very limited and can be extremely damaging to the developing brain. Survivors face a lifetime of challenges and support is limited, leaving parents/caregivers searching for solutions to help improve the quality of life for their children. RAWF looks for ways to fill the gaps, giving patients and their families a better path forward.

We are at a pivotal point in our growth and the funds raised from this event will push us towards expansion to better serve our patients.

Who else benefits from the funds raised at the gala?

There are a number of foundations and charitable organizations supported by the event, including the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the Jennifer Bush Lawson Foundation, Operation Renewed Hope Foundation, Marymount University and Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic. Your donation benefits all of these organizations.

How can I help?

Help us get Cecily and Lindsey close to the mirror ball trophy! Every dollar helps.

  1. Vote/donate online now for Lindsey and/or Cecily or send a check to DC’s Dancing Stars Gala, 7732 Lee Highway, Falls Church, VA 22042. You can just reference Raymond A. Wood Foundation in the memo.

  2. Join us at the event! It is so much fun. You can purchase tickets here »

  3. Donate an item for the silent auction. We are looking for airline miles, hotel stays, gift cards or luxury items.

  4. Become a sponsor. Your business will get lots of great exposure through all of the event promotion!

Thank you for supporting the DC Dancing Stars Gala and the Raymond A. Wood Foundation!