Editor's note: this article has been updated for accuracy and clarity.
Zoe Butchen, a senior at Ridgefield High School, is leading the Shake Your Heart Out initiative to support the Michael J. Fox Foundation in its research to cure Parkinson’s Disease. "Shake Your Heart Out is Ridgefield High School initiative led by the RHS student government," explains Butchen.
After Zoe’s father was diagnosed with the disease a few years ago, she took it upon herself to do all that she could to contribute to this very worthy cause. She started her own charity initiative to get young people engaged in the efforts to raise awareness for Parkinson’s Disease and work to support a cure for it.
This year, students and teachers will form teams and raise money to participate in one big dance extravaganza "Shake Your Heart Out" at the high school on Saturday, February 10 from 5-8pm inside the Main Gym at Ridgefield High School.
Visit Shake Your Heart Out Team Fox page here for additional information.
For a contribution of $100, businesses can help this charity event and have the business name featured on the back of the event's tee shirts. The shirts will be distributed and worn by all of the participants and volunteers throughout the night. The event is also seeking contributions of food, decorations, or accessories. Zoe has worked tirelessly to make her event possible and needs all the support she can get.