Second Myths and Mirrors Dance-a-Thon follows success of first event
Participants arrived in silly costumes and hit the dance floor from 8 p.m. Saturday night to 8 a.m. Sunday morning.
The event raised around $6,500 last year and Sarah King-Gold, Myths and Mirrors' artistic director, said they were on course to at least meet their $5,000 goal this year.
The money will help fund a number of projects, King-Gold said, including a number of arts projects with current and former sex workers.
On June 11 and 12, Myths and Mirrors will help host a conference by the Sex Workers Alliance Network of Sudbury, in which a dozen members will present story boxes they have created to tell their personal stories.
Other Myths and Mirrors projects for 2014 include a Family Donovan Days parade and a collaborative project with the Corner Clinic to encourage its clients to participate in visual art workshops.
Forty-eight people signed up to participate in the Dance-a-Thon, but organizers said more showed up throughout the night, and early morning.