Ted Blum is managing shareholder of the Atlanta office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP, one of the largest international law firms. Ted is active in the Atlanta business community in roles such as chair of the advisory board of Chick-fil-A Foundation, board member of Junior Achievement, and advisory board member of the Emory Center for Ethics as well as active in a variety of Jewish charities. However, he is now literally stepping out of his comfort zone to support a cause that is important to him. He is competing in the Celebrity Dance Challenge in support of the Eating Disorder Information Network on April 14 at Buckhead Theatre . His dancing partner Natalie Pruitt owns Rock Steady School of Ballroom Dance in Sandy Springs. She has been teaching ballroom for nine years and competes regularly with her students.
In the following Q&A, Blum talks about why he's dancing:
Why are you doing it?
I was asked to do it, and I am prone to say yes rather than no when asked to support a good cause. The Eating Disorder Information Network (EDIN) helps so many people who are, sadly, struggling by themselves to overcome their challenges and my support of EDIN is a small way of showing them that they are not alone. However, it also is a way for me to show others that you can do more than just write a check to help out in our community. You also need to “roll up your sleeves” and give your time to make our community stronger.