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Dancing to support the homeless

Take The Lead logoSeveral Wake Forest staff members, professors and students are putting their dancing shoes on — and their pride on the line — to raise money for the Bethesda Center for the Homeless.

Fifteen teams of local “celebrities” paired with dance instructors or student dancers are competing in the second annual Take the Lead dance competition, a local version of the popular television show “Dancing with the Stars.”

Organizers hope to raise about $150,000 to support the Bethesda Center, the largest shelter for homeless men and women in Forsyth County. Fans can vote for their favorite dancers online at http://www.taketheleadws.com/dancers.html; each vote costs $10. Teams will show off what they hope to be the winning moves during a finale at the Benton Convention Center on April 7, hosted by Denise Franklin, general manger of 88.5 WFDD. Read more

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Beet juice benefits older adults

Beet juiceWake Forest researchers have shown for the first time that drinking beet juice can increase blood flow to the brain in older adults – a finding that could hold great potential for combating the progression of dementia. Read more

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