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!


"YOU helped to bring a very HAPPY start to the New Year to many families in Mexico by your generous donations to Push International to support donations of wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, canes and therapy equipment to families in need. BRAVO, to all you fans of LELA and Salsa and Salsa from your Friends at Push International. In mid-January 2012 Volunteer Team # 24 - Graduate Students from Springfield College in Massachusetts & the University of Puget Sound in Washington State will be donating and treating people of all ages who struggle daily with a mobility impairment or other disability under extremely difficult conditions. - Jeff Lair, Development Director"

Jeff Lair
Seattle, WA / Mazatlan & Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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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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"The view, the dancing chefs, the friends we met, not to mention making and drinking"

Heidi Harrington
Lodi, CA
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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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