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Dancing with Our Stars: Meet the Stars – Shane Broadway

Photography by Carper Creative Photography

Each year, community leaders dazzle + delight a crowd of enthusiastic patrons at the Dancing with Our Stars Gala. This year’s virtual evening of friendly competition benefits the Children’s Tumor Foundation and supports the Arkansas chapter’s research and mission: to end and find a cure for neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that disturbs cell growth in the nervous system, causing tumors to form on nerve tissue.

Children Tumor Foundation also provides support for children and families affected by NF. A portion of the proceeds is donated for grants to send Arkansas youth to the International NF Camp.

We’re putting each star in the spotlight and introducing them. Voting and related festivities begin TODAY.

Shane Broadway,

Dancing with Victoria Fender

“I am honored to say I will be a part of Little Rock’s “Dancing with ‘Our’ Stars” event benefitting the Children’s Tumor Foundation to end Neurofibromatosis, or NF.  I’ve learned through joining this event that a local family whose dad I have watched grow up is affected by this genetic disorder.  Will and countless others usually have no idea what the future will look like for them.  Will and his family make my involvement even more special this year.”

Shane Broadway currently serves as the Vice-President for University Relations for the Arkansas State University System in Little Rock. Shane was previously director for the Arkansas Department of Higher Education under Governor Mike Beebe and Governor Asa Hutchinson.  He joined ADHE in January 2011. Shane was a member of the Governor’s cabinet as well as the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet, an appointed group of state government leaders charged with creating 21st Century jobs and skilled workers.

Additionally, Shane served three terms as a State Representative Saline County, and two terms in the State Senate for Pulaski and Saline counties. He was elected Speaker of the House by his colleagues in 2001 becoming the youngest Speaker of the House in Arkansas history.

While a member in the General Assembly, Shane was at the forefront of the legislature’s push to continue improving Arkansas’s educational system, serving on the education committee every term except when he was Speaker of the House.

Dancing with Our Stars 2020

Vote for Shane – www.ctf.org/shanebroadway

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