These Are The Charities Our Celebs Are Playing For On 'Dancing With The Stars'
Our dancing stars aren't just playing for that shiny mirrorball trophy.
They're also quickstepping their bums off in the hopes of scoring their chosen charity organisation the huuuuuuge sum of $50,000.
The celebs are playing for a number of worthy causes that support mental and physical health, education, and trauma prevention and we couldn't be prouder.
In no particular order, here's the full list of charities our 11 celebs are boogie-ing down for every Monday night at 7:30!
Samuel Johnson - Love Your Sister
Love Your Sister was formed in 2012, when Johnson's sister Connie dared him to ride around Australia on a unicycle, following her terminal cancer diagnosis.
The charity is a "million-strong village of everyday Aussies committed to vanquishing all cancers with hard science" and Sam has been training hard to bag the 50k.
"All in or fold. Even if I do dance like a giraffe spaghetti man," he wrote on Instagram.
Courtney Act - Black Rainbow
Black Rainbow is Australia's first and only national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, trans and intersex suicide prevention advocacy platform and national touchpoint. It's 100 percent Indigenous owned and operated, and is set up to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are homeless, leaving domestic violence relationships or the justice system.
Constance Hall - Rafiki Mwema
Rafiki Mwema is a NSW-based organisation that supports boys and girls in Kenya who have experienced sexual abuse and trauma at home and on the streets.
Constance Hall has supported Rafiki Mwema since 2015, helping to raise funds so the group can work with families, communities, schools, churches, and villages to ensure the cycle of abuse is broken.
Jett Kenny - Sunflowers For Jess
Kenny is playing for Jessica Collins, who was a volunteer lifesaver on beaches across Newcastle for over a decade -- until she fell from her board in May 2018.
Jess was paralysed below the neck while surfing at Snapper Rocks and doctors told her it was unlikely she'd walk again. But the 24-year-old is determined to defy her injury, and, in time, wants to empower other people in similar circumstances.
Sir Curtly Ambrose -The Starlight Children's Foundation
The former West Indies cricketer is hoping to raise that 50K for the Starlight Children's Foundation, which offers entertainment, education, and technology to critically, chronically and terminally ill children.
Miguel Maestre - R U OK?
Miguel is dancing for the suicide prevention charity, R U OK? The organisation works to empower everyone to meaningfully connect with people around them and support anyone struggling with life.
The chef said that people in his beloved industry are "really suffering" and he wants to "do something good for other people" with his time on DWTS.
Jimmy Rees - Very Special Kids
The star of popular kids TV show Giggle And Hoot is trying to win cash for Very Special Kids -- a charity that supports more than 900 families across Victoria who have a child with a life-threatening condition.
Their services include counselling, advocacy, sibling support, bereavement support, and specialist care at their hospice.
Denise Scott - Dementia Australia
Denise Scott is practicing her dance moves to win for Dementia Australia, the organisation that represents the 436, 366 Australians living with dementia and the almost 1.5 million Australians involved in their care.
Scott wrote on Twitter that it was because of her mum Marg -- who had Alzheimer's -- that she was playing for Dementia Australia.
Cassandra Thorburn - Palliative Care Australia
Cassandra's chosen charity works to provide high-quality end of life care for all Australians. Donations to the organisation go towards advocating for access to palliative care for everyone, including vulnerable, and minority groups, children, and young adults. PCA also provides grief and bereavement support for family and carers of people who are dying.
Michelle Bridges - The Black Dog Institute
The fitness queen is playing for The Black Dog Insitute -- the charity that aims to reduce the incidence of mental illness, and the stigma around it. Black Dog works to actively reduce suicide rates and empower everyone to live the most mentally healthy lives possible.
Olympia Valance- Polished Man
The Playing For Keeps actor is supporting The Polished Man, a charity that aims to end violence against children. The organisation encourages supporters to start conversations about the cause -- and spark donations -- by painting their fingernails blue.
Funds raised for this charity go towards trauma prevention and trauma recovery programs for children who are at risk or have suffered violence.
Dancing With The Stars airs on Mondays at 7:30, only on 10 and WIN Network.
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