L.E.L.A. :     Lead. Encourage. Live. Act.

We are a group of Dancing Chefs committed to enriching the lives of those less fortunate on this ever changing planet.

Lela the Pig

Lela is an acronym which stands for : Lead. Encourage. Live. Act.

Lela the Pig was created after the earthquake that hit Haiti in 2010. Her goal is to collect donations from guests who attend the Salsa and Salsa Tour (www.salsaandsalsa.com) in Mazatlan, Cozumel and Cabo San Lucas. Lela the Pig has raised more than $80,000 USD and counting... Lela the Pig continues to donate each month to a different cause around the globe.

Who Said Pigs Can't Fly

Yes They Can Do It!

Like so many of you, I have been working my little hooves off with a variety of amazing causes and charities these past couple of years. Every time I do something for others my heart grows bigger and bigger full of compassion. The first words that came to mind were: Lead, Encourage, Live and Act.

Leadership in my opinion is one of the greatest characteristics one can hold. Having leadership supports the idea of encouraging others to make a difference, living a life filled with compassion and acting on our instincts to donate to the difficult situations that occur around the world.

An umbrella stands for security, shelter and safety, and for that reason I hold my pink umbrella high over the world.

Mahatma Gandhi once said," You must become the change you want to see in the world." Or the late Steve Jobs,who said, "Innovation, distinguishes between a leader and a follower."

And even though I am just one beautiful pig, I believe that the smallest of all acts can truly make difference in the world.

Fresh Air

  • Donate to Tierra de Animales shelter in Cancun, Quintana Roo. They rescue all kinds of animals from farm to domestic and provide the animals the chance to get adopted or live there for the rest of their life! (http://www.tierradeanimales.org/)
  • Follow Lela The Pig and Salsa and Salsa on Facebook Fan Page!


"Thank you to all the Dancing Chef's who are part of Salsa and Salsa and LELA for your generous donation. It is the support of animal lovers like you that makes Sanctuary possible for our Girls here at The Elephant Sanctuary. Our mission is to provide a haven for old, sick or needy elephants in a setting of green pastures, dense forests, spring-fed ponds and heated barns for cold winter nights and educate about the crisis facing these social, passionately intense, playful, complex, exceedingly intelligent and endangered animals. Sanctuary Much Ellen Arledge Coordinator/Communications & Service The Elephant Sanctuary"

Ellen Arledge
Hohenwald, TN
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"My girlfriend and I attended Salsa & Salsa in April 2010 and it was one of the BEST times I've ever had. I can't remember having so much fun! These ladies were INCREDIBLE and I'd highly recommend the experience. It made Mazatlan my favorite stop on the entire trip. Thanks so much for the memories!!!"

Heidi Evans
Trail, British Columbia
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"What a fun way to spend our mornning in Cozumel! We totally enjoyed our time with the Dancing Chefs and are so glad that we decided to do this tour while on our Celebrity cruise! Thank you for making our time in Cozumel extra special and full of fun memories"

Jody C
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"We weren't exactly sure what this was going to be when we signed up through RCl on our recent cruise on the Voyager of the Seas. What a blast. This was the best excursion from our cruise. Such a fun time. Can't wait to try the salsa recipes."

Douglas and Jennifer Schultz
Spring, TX
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