Gabriela Teissier (Tes-see-air), an award winning broadcast journalist, ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment Today!) board member and ACT Today! Español spokesperson, will compete in the 6th Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival's Dancing with Our Community Stars dance contest and charity fundraiser on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at Plaza Park in Oxnard, CA.
Teissier is dancing to raise autism awareness and funds to benefit ACT Today!, a national non-profit organization whose mission is to provide immediate and direct access to care and treatment to children with autism whose families cannot afford or access the tools their children need to reach their highest potential.
In this Salsa-twist on the hit TV show, Gabriela and her professional dance partner Isaiah Meders will compete against five dance couples. Gabriela and Isaiah will have nine weeks of rehearsals to prepare for the contest, where they will perform in front of a panel of judges.
“I know first hand how autism can affect a family,” says Gabriela, who has a son with autism. “Autism affects 1 in every 88 children in America, and I will do everything I can to help increase autism awareness and funds for care and treatment. I’m truly honored to compete in the Salsa festival and hope the community supports me and other families affected by autism.
You can VOTE by making monetary donations in support of Gabriela at
Each dollar is equivalent to one vote and the funds
are donated directly to ACT Today!.
ACT Today! and Gull Wings Children’s Museum will host a Pre-Event on Saturday, June 29th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Topa Tower Club, located at 300 East Esplanade Drive in Oxnard. The community is invited to meet Gabriela and Isiah. For more information about the pre-event including ticket cost, contact ACT Today! at (818) 705-1625.
Teissier is a news anchor at Univision 34 KMEX-TV, the number one Spanish-language television station in the nation. For the past eight years Teissier has addressed such topics during the two-hour morning show that include: education, health, immigration and current affairs. Some of Teissier’s most recent interviewees include Your Excellency President of the State of Israel and Nobel Peace Prize Shimon Peres, President Barack Obama, Maria Shriver and former President of El Salvador, Antonio Saca. She has received an Emmy for excellence in journalism and five nominations for producing and hosting along with seven Golden Mike awards. In addition to sitting on the board of ACT Today!, she serves as the ACT Today! Español spokesperson and she also sits on the board of the Greater Los Angeles Division of the American Heart Association.
For more information about the 6th Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival's Dancing with Our Community Stars, visit http://www.
About ACT Today!: ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment Today!) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing resources and funding to families of children with autism who cannot afford or access the necessary tools their children need to reach their full potential. For more information about ACT Today!, visit: www.act-today.org.