The SLO Chamber celebrates new member, Central Coast Follies, with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

The Central Coast Follies was born in 2003, inspired by Emily McGinn and a group of community-minded, compassionate and energetic vintage dancers who wanted to perform. Their teacher/choreographer, Jason Sumabat, suggested a benefit performance for a worthy cause that would help many people; and Dixie Parker suggested the group adopt Parkinson’s Disease research. Operating under the umbrella of the Central Coast Parkinson Support Group – and with the collaboration of the Parkinson Support Group of Santa Maria – the Follies teamed with the national Parkinson Alliance, insuring that a significant portion of the group’s donation would be directed toward research. Over the past fifteen years, with unswerving community support, the Central Coast Follies has donated $369,000 to the Parkinson Alliance; according to the website.

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