Dare2Care Holiday FUNdraiser!

Dare2Care Event – September 14, 2014

Join Dare2Care as we support and celebrate the Greater Cleveland Community for daring to take a stand against bullying!

Enjoy an evening… of comedy presented by our hostess who has that “little something extra” Miss Coco Peru. Emceed by Dare2Care’s very own Aggy Dune, Cleveland’s finest DJ’s will provide ground breaking music. Come mingle, enjoy the evening festivities and let your hair down.

Tickets go directly to Dare2Care’s scholarship and educational programming that:

Develop LGBT advocates and community leaders
Aspire to cultivate a harassment-free environment
Promote a supportive community among teens

Ticket Pricing:

$100.00 – includes Meet & Greet with Miss Coco Peru (after her performance), 1 drink ticket, VIP hors d’oeuvres and the evening festivities
$75.00 – includes hors d’oeuvres and the evening festivities
PURCHASE TICKETS! Coco Peru’s performance is from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM with her meet & greet from 8:30 PM – 9 :00 PM.You’re encouraged to “Come As You Are” or as you’d like to be for that evening.If you’re unable to attend, please consider a tax deductible donation which can be done by visiting our “donate page“.

We look forward to seeing you there & tell your friends to join as well.
**Coco Peru photo courtesy of Steven C De La Cruz**


Words Kill

Dare2Care – Unite Against Bullying PSA “Words Kill”. Students tell us repeatedly that these are the words that they and others use to diminish or denigrate their experience of themselves and others as worthwhile human beings. We are not suggesting that the use of pejorative language is going to completely stop, of course that would be a desirable goal, however, we are saying, please consider the impact of what you say, or hear said, and how you say it. These are words that are used in some context constantly and often dismissed as insignificant or “just a joke…you know I didn’t mean it”, but saying something mean when you don’t mean it IS mean!

- Directed by Marcy Ronen

Dare2Care Student Leadership Scholars

Lakewood High School students, teachers and parents talk about bullying, identity and what the Dare2Care Unite Against Bullying Leadership Scholarship has and is doing for them in Lakewood, OH in partnership with the Global Youth Leadership Institute (GYLI).

Dare2Care Event – April 25, 2014

Join Dare2Care’s annual gala as we celebrate the major social movements and LGBT milestones from 1964 – 2014, with an incredible display of fashion, music, dance, creative genius and human passion. The evening will showcase five decades of social change from civil rights to the Stonewall riots; from women’s rights to the AIDS crisis…

  • Inlet Dance Theater performing a dramatic interpretation of the walls that divides us
  • X Factor Finalist Ellona Santiago
  • Returning Emcee Aggy Dune
  • Fashion show highlighting Cleveland’s finest boutiques & designers that will include many surprises
  • After Party featuring Cleveland’s own Run Avril Run

It promises to be a DARING evening!
For more information about our performers or go to our Facebook page


For ticketing information click here.

Front Row Seating: $200
Individual Seating: $125
Sponsor ticket: $125

Sponsorship packages available – contact Don Wismer at

Location & Time:

Tudor Arms Hotel
10660 Carnegie Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

April 25, 2014
6:30 PM:   Cocktail Reception
7:30 PM:   Gala Presentation
10:00 PM: After Party


Dare2Care: Jason Brock X Factor – Part II

Dare2Care was honored to have X Factor Finalist Jason Brock at our May 1, 2013 event in Cleveland, OH. His performance electrified our audience and brought them to their feet, but his personal story of being bullied truly touched all our hearts. Here is Part II of II of his amazing performance. Dare2Care will forever love our Jason Brock.

Dare2Care 2013: Jason Brock from X Factor

Dare2Care: The L Project Performance

Dare2Care 2013 Poetry Competition Winners

1st place:  “Who Dares Judge Me” – India Pringle
2nd place:  “Roses in His Hand”  – Anonymous
3rd place:  “Make a Pact” – Rebecca Pappenhagen

Click to read all of the winning poems.

Dare2Care Youth Leadership Video