NVSC Supports Capital Caring
In 1997, Northern Virginia Shag Club adopted Hospice of Northern Virginia (now known as “Capital Caring”) as its official club charity. Capital Caring provides expert care, comfort and support for individuals and families facing terminal illnesses. It is a charitable organization, which turns no one away for inability to pay for care. Hospice helps people with terminal illnesses to live out their lives as fully and comfortably as possible. The hospice approach combines pain control, symptom management and emotional and spiritual support for patients, their families and loved ones. The programs of the Capital Caring organization have touched the lives of many NVSC members. Click here or on the Capital Caring logo to the left for their website and more information.
After more modest fundraising efforts during 1997 and 1998, NVSC hit upon the idea of holding one major annual fundraiser for Capital Caring: the Shag-a-Thon! The idea of the Shag-a-Thon is that before the event NVSC members get pledges of money donations to Capital Caring from friends, relatives and co-workers. Some pledges are of flat amounts and some are on a per dance basis. The 19th (2016) Shag-a-Thon will be held on Wednesday, November 30 at the Elks Lodge Fairfax, 8421 Arlington Blvd, Fairfax, VA. The Shag-a-Thon also gives NVSC an opportunity to introduce the Club, the dance, and beach and shag music to the community.
NVSC is proud of the fact that between 1999 and 2012, the Shag-a-Thon raised over $250,000 in contributions for Capital Caring, and much of that has come in donations of $10 and $20. 100% of all donated dollars are turned over to Capital Caring.