We Get Mail…and We’re Sharing It With You!

The Fordney Foundation has been so pleased with our association with American DanceWheels Foundation (ADF).  From the moment we found out about this non-profit organization dedicated to dancers with and without disabilities, we were instant fans!  We admire the work and opportunities created by this wonderful foundation to bring dance to those who want to dance and by not letting anything stand in the way for them to dance!  Bravo!  We found this to be very exciting as well as innovative, and we are so proud of what you have accomplished.

As you know by now, the Fordney Foundation was one of the sponsors of ADF at the Pan Am Games 2015 held in Toronto this past July.  All the ADF dancers were exceptional and the choreography was magnificent.  I would especially like to give a big shout of praise to Ms. Aubree Marchione, who had a lot to do with it.  Aubree is the Artistic Director of ADF and does an incredible job.  She is not only the Artistic Director of ADF, she is a dancer, instructor and choreographer for the organization too.  Thank you so much Aubree for taking the time (with everything you do) to always keep us in the loop and making us feel like “we were there.”

And here is what some of American DanceWheels’ fine talent has to say to us about their experiences at the Pan Am Games:

Aubree Marchione, Artistic Director, ADF

Dear Marilyn

“Thank you so much for what you have done for all of us. Without your help, we could not be here. We had a great time in Toronto.  Thank you. Vlada”

Dear Marilyn

“Thank you so very much for helping us travel to Toronto as a team and put on such a fun and inspiring performance.  This was truly one of the best experiences of a lifetime with such a great team, and we couldn’t have done it without your help.” Nicole A.


“Thank you for your support to allow us to participate in the Pan American Games. It meant a lot to highlight the disability community in such a major way. I know this has opened a lot of eyes for others!” Anja

Dear Marilyn

“Without your help, we would not be able to do what we love! Thank you so much for everything! ” Vanda


“Thank you so much for your generous donation and your support for our dance performance and the opportunity. We couldn’t have done it without you.” Don B.

Dear Marilyn and The Fordney Foundation

“Thank you for your support, and for helping us accomplish our mission! ” Sincerely Aubree Marchione, American DanceWheels Foundation

“Thank you for making this possible! ” Sidik

“Your contribution to our group made it all possible! Thank you soooo much.”   (Anonymous)

“Thank you so much. All your hard work made our experience seamless and accommodating!” Mike Nichols


“Our experience at the Pan American Games has been overwhelmingly positive. Thank you for all you did to make it possible.” Derrick

Published on Aug 3, 2015 American DanceWheels formation team performed along Pitbull, Kanye West, and Serena Ryder at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto! Check out their tantalizing Tango routine. Special thanks to the US Consulate Toronto, the Fordney Foundation, Cobbs Creek Healthcare, Ballroom Dress Rental, Arthur Murray Manhattan on Fifth Avenue, and the South Amboy YMCA for their support during this performance. We are pleased and honored to receive these kind messages and we look forward to our future together and the new horizons we shall both endeavor!

Thought Of The Week:

“I’ve learned that if you can affect other people in a joyful way – you should!”   –  Cyndi Lauper

1 view


Shane Meuwissen is the Media Specialist for Fordney Foundation.  He is a former dance instructor who know works with his company Slow Motion Dance Videos capture the beauty of dancing. If you would like to learn more about Shane and his video work, visit his website https://slowmotiondancevideos.com/