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Dancing for the Cure; an exciting pink event taking over Horseshoe’s Riverdome this Saturday

  • Joel Rodgers
  • Joel Rodgers and Ashleigh McInnis from team 'Shake, Rattle and Joel' win Pink Mirror Ball trophy at 2017 North Louisiana Susan G. Komen Dancing for the Cure

“Ain’t no party like a super pink party; cause a super pink party just rocks!” – Abraham Lincoln


Lincoln might not have said that, but he would have if he knew about this event.

This Saturday one of my favorite events returns to the Horseshoe Riverdome, and I’m beyond excited to see this year’s dancers take the stage.

Each spring, the North Louisiana affiliate for Susan G. Komen holds one of its largest fundraisers of the year, Dancing for the Cure.

This year’s dancers will have some big shoes to fill (size 14). Because last year, I took home the Pink Mirror Ball Trophy becoming the first male – and first non-KSLA person – to win the event. I’ll also be at there this Saturday, see you there?

But really, everyone who attends Dancing for the Cure is a winner because everyone who attends is helping raise money to help fight breast cancer, with 75% of that money staying right here in our region.

Dancing for the Cure is Saturday night, April 21, inside the Horseshoe Riverdome. CLICK HERE for ticket info and online voting in the People’s Choice Competition.

Ed Walsh and Chrissi Coile will once again emcee the pink tie affair. I love those two!

This year’s Dancing for the Cure will feature five (5) dancers who will compete for the Pink Mirror Ball Trophy.


Here’s a list of this year’s dancers…

Adria Goins – KSLA

Shelli Briery – Horseshoe Casino

Roy Lang – Shreveport Times

Brian Fowler – KTBS

Karen Edwards – KMSS


The 2018 Dancing for the Cure benefits Susan G. Komen North Louisiana. Come walk the pink carpet and spend a pink-tie evening with local media and community stars as they compete for the Pink Mirror Ball Trophy! It’s a night on the town to raise money for breast cancer research and local programs for outreach, education, screening and support. General Admission Tickets are $25 and Reserved VIP Tables of 8 are $500 (includes pre-party beginning at 6pm)


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Joel Rodgers

Joel Rodgers joined RSHV News 1 in January 2018 as a reporter/journalist. Prior to joining our team, Joel spent the previous 5 years as a morning show reporter, entertainment reporter, and sports reporter for a local television station. At 6’5”, he's the tallest reporter in the history of Shreveport, but it’s more than just his height that makes this Shreveport native stand out. His editing skills combined with his love for storytelling makes for a creative and talented addition to the RSHV News 1 team. After attending and graduating from Evangel Christian Academy, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern State University. Joel is very active in the Shreveport community having won several competitions in recent years. In 2017, he danced his way to victory in the annual Susan G. Komen event, “Dancing for the Cure." He’s also won the “Mudbug Madness” Crawfish eating contest in back-to-back years and was named the top celebrity chef at the “Louisiana Food Prize” cooking competition. If you have a story idea, news tip, or just want to say "hey" - you can do so by emailing Joel Rodgers at jrodgers@realshreveport.com

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