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 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 $383,000 to the Parkinson Alliance.
Net proceeds from our performances will be donated to our long-time beneficiary, the Parkinson Alliance.
The extraordinary dedication and commitment of these volunteers to raise funds for Parkinson Disease research over the past 16 years is almost unheard of. We are very proud to have received donations of more than $450,000 from this wonderful community, with the Follies' donation alone accounting for $379,000 of that total! -- Carol Walton, President & CEO – Parkinson Alliance Central Coast Follies