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Stars of the East - Dance for Cancer

“Stars of the East” put on their dancing shoes to raise funds for Cancer Council NSW

Today, Cancer Council NSW launched the inaugural Stars of the East - Dance for Cancer competition that will see 11 local Eastern Suburbs personalities team up with professional dancers and begin their training in preparation for a gala evening to be held on November 7.

Stars of the East features well known community “stars” paired with local dance instructors. Over a period of 8 weeks stars will learn a dance routine, which they will then perform on the stage of Easts’ League Club in front of a judging panel that includes NRL legend, Anthony Minichiello and Sydney Olympics superstar, turned dance school entrepreneur, Nikki Webster.

Stars that have been announced today include ex-Bachelor contestant Rachel Smith, Easts Group CEO Scott Bennetts and Sophie Henley, the founder and owner of Henley’s Wholefoods. On hand to MC will be husband and wife team, Channel 7’s Jim Wilson and journalist, Chris Bath.

Funds raised from the event will go towards information services such as the Cancer Council Information Centre at Prince of Wales Hospital as well as skin cancer prevention programs in the Eastern Suburbs community such as SunSmart schools and Sun Sound at local beaches.

Stars of The East 2015 competitors:

  • Lee Trakosas -Senior Sales Executive, BMW Sydney (2014 No.1 BMW Car Salesman in Australia – Preowned & Demonstrator Vehicles)

  • Paul Spanoudakis - Principal & Auctioneer, Raine & Horne Maroubra

  • Viviana Suarez - Senior Property Manager, Raine & Horne Maroubra

  • Megan Barnes - Community Supporter & Cronulla Woman of the Year 2015

  • Rachel Smith - The Bachelor Contestant (Season 2) & Account Executive, LinkedIn

  • Scott Bennetts - Group CEO, Easts Group Sydney Roosters

  • Magnolia Szabo - Librarian, Randwick City Council

  • James Bowles - Housemaster, The Scots College

  • Sophie Henley - General Manager, Henley's Wholefoods

  • Laura Lane - People and Culture Team Assistant, BresicWhitney

  • Lincoln Westerman - Residential Sales Consultant, BresicWhitney


Saturday 7 November

6:30pm – 10:30pm

Easts Leagues Club

93-97 Spring St, Bondi Junction


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