Dancing With The Stars 2020: Here Are The Charities Our Celebs Are Dancing For
One of these 10 stars will sashay their way to the mirrorball trophy, and all for a good cause.
Behind the glitz, glamour and glitter of the second season of 10's 'Dancing With The Stars' are 10 charities each celebrity has hand-picked to compete for.
One of our new batch of stars will be awarded the mirrorball trophy at the end of the season after taking out the top spot as well as a $50,000 prize for their chosen charity.
For more info on each charity our stars are playing for, we thought we'd break it down for you.
Angie Kent: SANE
SANE Australia works on supporting Australians affected by mental illnesses by encouraging mental health awareness and offering support and research as well as working to reduce stigma associated with many mental illnesses.
SANE offers crisis management and support, online forums, help centres and mentoring programs as well as assistance for families of those with mental illnesses.
Find out more about SANE here.
Beau Ryan: R U OK?
Most well-known for their 'R U OK? Day' -- September 10 -- R U OK? is an organisation that encourages all Australians to do nothing more than to reach out to one another with compassion, to start difficult conversations and ultimately work toward reducing the numbers of suicides that occur each year.
You can find out more about R U OK? here.
Claudia Karvan: Wayside Chapel
Claudia is one of two stars dancing for the Wayside Chapel, a charity located in Sydney's King's Cross. The Wayside Chapel offers those experiencing homelessness support, as well as providing welfare and social services to others who may be at a stage in life where they need a hand.
According to their website, the Wayside Chapel provides over 1,600 low-cost meals and over 500 changes of clothes per week.
You can read more about the Wayside Chapel here.
Chloe Lattanzi: Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre
Chloe's charity is close to home, quite literally, as she's dancing for the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre.
In 1992, Chloe's mum Olivia Newton-John was diagnosed with breast cancer and following her initial treatments she decided to do everything she could to offer a compassionate and supporting environment for those undergoing treatment for cancer.
Located in the Austin Hospital in Melbourne's north-east, the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre are leaders in cancer medicine and provide a range of wellness programs supporting those diagnosed and their families through treatment.
You can read more about the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre here.
Celia Pacquola: Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre
Safe Steps is Victoria's first response service for women and children who are experiencing family violence, offering them emergency accommodation, pet accommodation, emotional support and a 24-hour phone line -- just to name a few.
Find out more about Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre here.
Christian Wilkins: Wayside Chapel
Christian is the second of our two stars dancing in support of the Wayside Chapel. No stranger to the Wayside Chapel, Christian spent last Christmas volunteering to help hand out meals.
You can read more about the Wayside Chapel here.
Dami Im: Compassion
Dami's chosen charity is Compassion -- which describes itself as a "Christian international holistic child development organisation". Compassion offers child sponsorship programs in order to assist and support the more than two million children in poverty around the world.
You can read more about Compassion and the work they do here.
Dean Wells: BridgIT Water Foundation
The BridgIT Water Foundation aims to provide clean, drinkable, accessible and sustainable water to those who need it most.
From Uganda, Ethiopia, Malawi, India and Nepal, the organisation offers a range of solutions and systems including shallow water hand-pumps, deep groundwater access and piped water systems.
You can find out more about the BridgIT WaterFoundation here.
Ed Kavalee: Learning for Life Autism Centre
Learning for Life is a not-for-profit that aims to provide affordable early intervention for children on the Autism Spectrum.
Based on the principles of Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA therapy), Learning for Life provides support for children on the spectrum and their families across Melbourne and rural victoria.
You can find out more about Learning for Life here.
Travis Cloke: Wildlife Victoria
Following the devastating bushfires that ravaged Australia, Wildlife Victoria is distributing donations they receive to wildlife shelters and carers around Victoria.
Wildlife Victoria aims to help and protect wildlife through education and advocacy and rescue efforts. Running for 30 years, in January alone Wildlife Victoria received over 10,000 reports to their Emergency Response Service.
You can find out more about Wildlife Victoria here.