Emcee, Allison Seymour, Fox5 DC
Holly is an Emmy award winning reporter and news anchor from FOX5. Holly is a co-host to Fox5's GoodDay @ 10am as well as the "Pay it Forward Campaign" by FOX5. Holly has been honored with nine regional Emmys – five of which were for "Best Live Reporting". She also has a regional Edward R. Murrow award to her name. Holly is one of the most positive and personable people you will meet. Her positive energy is a true representation of what R4R is about.
vip guest, Adam Rast
Adam has been cooking professionally in DC for 14 years, previously at Black's Restaurant Group and Redwood Restaurant Group. Adam was hired as a consultant with Community Support Services, Inc. to develop a very successful cooking program for individuals with developmental disabilities. The success of that program led to the opening of That's A Wrap Deli, serving the community by offering healthy meal choices, job training and supported employment opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities. The individuals I work with have a daily impact on my life, and the best part of my job is seeing the different I make in theirs.
Self-Advocate, delaney dunigan
Delaney Dunigan was born in Washington, DC. She is a 17 year old junior at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, Maryland. Delaney is a Special Olympics JOY Cheerleader, a Shockwaves All-star Supernova Cheerleader, a Best Buddy Ambassador and officer, and a Girl Scout. She enjoys the beach and Capon Springs, WV. She loves to sing, play the guitar, dance, swim, cheer and text on her phone. Her all time favorite thing to do is be with family and friends. She hopes one day to have a job where she can help people. Delaney currently has a volunteer job at Michael's in Rockville where she is learning job skills. Delaney lives in Kensington, Md. with her parents, and brother, Patrick.
National Anthem Performer, Davison Duo
Davison Duo is a POP/Rock duo based in the Washington, DC area and is comprised of siblings; Madison and Davis Gestiehr, both students at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, MD. They began performing together on stage at their Elementary school talent show when Davis was 5 and Madison was 8. Davis has been performing the Star Spangled Banner since the age of 10 and has performed numerous times for many Washington area sports teams including the Washington Wizards, The Washington Nationals and the Baltimore Orioles. Davison continues to perfect their musical skills, write music and perform at Restaurants, Charity Events and Venues of all types in and around Washington, DC.
Performer, Emily Brennan
Emily is a teenage singer, songwriter from Sterling, Virginia. Emily writes and performs her songs both as a guitarist and keyboardist. She has been performing covers and originals for a diverse audience across the country since the age of 10.
Warm Up, Jackie Zamora & Zamdance
Jackie is the founder of ZAMDANCE in Gaithersburg, MD. ZAMDANCE is a dance fitness program for children and adults with special needs. The classroom introduces a structured environment while allowing the students to be able to move at their own pace. The students are entertained by the music and dance movements. This class also keep students happily engaged while learning different dance steps such as MERENGUE, JAZZ and HIP-HOP! (ages 8+).