Wedding dance video generates $15,000 for Sheila Wellstone Institute
After the St. Paul wedding dance video became an internet sensation last month, the couple turned their new-found fame into an opportunity to raise some cash for a local group aimed at preventing domestic violence.
The video of Jill Peterson and Kevin Heinz dancing down the aisle on their wedding day has received more than 20 million hits on YouTube and put them in the spotlight on most network morning TV shows. They even recreated their dance on NBC's Today Show.
Since the couple dances to a song by the now infamous lady-beater Chris Brown, the couple chose to ask fans of the video to donate to the Sheila Wellstone Institute. And their site has paid off and is continuing to generate donations.
The Institute is reporting at least $15,000 in donations from the couple's site and donations continue to come in.
If you've been living in a internet-free cave lately, check out the wedding video below. Or just watch it again to make your Monday a little brighter.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss City Pages' biggest stories.
- Richfield cop shoves, hits Somali teen [video]
- Buy your family season tickets at the new Vikings Stadium for a mere $17,000
- Landon Steele's anti-hipster, anti-Black Lives Matter rant goes viral