We’re excited to announce that Broward College’s Major Gifts Officer Jim DeChant will participate in Dancing with the Local Stars, hosted by Women in Distress. The event is open to the public and will take place at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center on Saturday, July 8, 2023.

Proceeds from this event will support Women In Distress of Broward County. 

Purchase tickets here.

Dancing with the Local Stars will feature several local celebrity dancers, including the Women in Distress CEO Dr. Linda Parker. Each celebrity will be matched with a dancer and each team will compete in front of celebrity judges. Additionally, guests who purchase gold tickets (valued at $200 each) will have a chance to meet and greet the celebrities.

The lineup of dancers and local celebrities includes:

Dr. Linda Parker
CEO of Women in Distress

Martica Lopez 
Music Director/ On-Air/ Influencer  @itsmarticalopez

Andrew Robinson
Owner of Robinson’s Jewelers @robinsonsjewelers

Jim Dechant
Major Gifts Officer at Broward College @jimdechant

Stephanie Calzadilla
Gold Coast Derby Grrls @goldcoastderbygrrls

Maison Jay
# 1 MAGICIAN IN MIAMI @maisonjaytv

Christian De La Rosa
Emmy Award Winning News Reporter at Local 10 News @delarosawplg

Christine Frederick
CEO at The FLITE Center @flitecenter @the_fredz

Dr. Kymrae Mizell-Hill
Executive Director of Whoamentoring Works, Inc. @drKymrae @Whoamentoring

Hosted by our amazing Emcee: Jason Carter
#Host| Co-Executive Producer @insidesoflo @jasoncarterofficial

Broward College has been an important partner of Women in Distress for nearly two decades. Through on-campus Women in Distress career readiness seminars, students and community leaders have learned how domestic violence impacts daily lives. Although domestic violence occurs across all income levels, women from low-wage-earning families are, in fact, more frequently victimized than their peers.

When we prepare more women to meet workforce demands and secure good-paying jobs, we continue to defuse that dynamic. We hope you’ll join us in supporting this wonderful event benefitting Women in Distress. Once again, tickets can be purchased here.