1 Billion Rising Events

One Billion – Rising for Justice

United States > Columbia, SC > State House, 1100 Gervais St., Columbia, SC > 2014-02-14 > 12:00 pm

About The Event

Please Join CMS Total Fitness and Jam With Tam as they join forces for the 2nd Annual One Billion Rising Dance event. join us as we continue to pledge to RISE for Justice. Last year's event was incredible. SO moving to meet women from all walks of life. To dance together in solidarity with women from all around the globe. This years theme is Justice.... Grab your pink, red & black and join us as we "Break The Chain" once again!

About The Organization

CMS Total FItness & Jam With Tam

Two local Zumba instructors with a passion for fitness are joining together to present this event. Women and girls from all over Columbia are going to RISE & Dance for Justice.

About The Organizer

Cynthia Shepard, CMS Total Fitness and Jam With Tam

Cynthia Shepard, is a local business owner in the Columbia area. Cynthia has over 25 years in the fitness industry and has worked with girls and women through the venue of fitness all over the world. Wife retired Air Force Colonel, Steve Shepard, she and her two daughters Kate, and Lizzie have lived all over the world, and have been involved with charitable organizations for many years. Through her fitness programs, she has helped women and girls to be stronger, to be empowered, and to lead healthy and fulfilled lives. Last year, she heard about the mission of One Billion.org and she felt that she could/should do something locally to bring awareness to abuse against women.

Tammie Epps is a local Zumba instructor and is also the Media Relations Manager for Palmetto Health, South Carolina's largest integrated healthcare system, where she has worked for over 20 years. She has been a licensed Zumba instructor for over 3 years and enjoys helping the community engage in exercise while having a good time. Tammie is married to Reginald Epps and they have one son, Rex.

The event was very moving and there were many abuse survivors walking quietly amongst the dancers, who shared with her their gratitude of having somewhere they felt safe and appreciated. This year the event is expanding and will have speakers from Sexual Trauma of the Midlands and Sistercare.

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