Monday, March 9, 2015

Dancing for a Cure: My stint as a local "Celeb" raising $$$

Almost 6 months ago, I was asked to be one of the local "stars" "celebrities" for a fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. It's part of a local hospital's Relay for Life team's fundraiser and it makes their team one of the top fundraising teams in the country, raising upwards of $200k.

Essentially, the event is a spin-off of Dancing with the Stars. Participants Celebs are people in the community that raise money and procure auction items, while being paired with a local ballroom dancer. I usually attend the event, all dressed up as a spectator, but this year I will don a barely there costume (I should have started dieting and working out like 6 months ago... insert appropriate gah! emoji here.) and will dance a fun and sassy Samba routine.

Feathers and Fringe and Rhinestones, Oh my! 
In the spirit of philanthropy, I've raised a little over $7,000 and would love to get to my goal of $7,500 - $8,000.  [Drum roll please for the insertion of a shameless plug here] In saying that, if you have a few dollars to spare in supporting me in my philanthropic ballroom dancing endeavors, or helping fund a cure in honor of a loved one or in support of cancer research, I would certainly be grateful.

The event is particularly meaningful for me because I'm dancing for my Grandad. You see, I have the tendency to get people hooked on shows that I like at a particular time (and then I fall off the viewing wagon) and I happened to get he and my Gramman hooked on the inaugural season of Dancing with The Stars. I would give up everything I own to have him in a seat, floor side, watching me dance in my costume with-not-enough-material than in his seat from heaven. I miss him so very much. 

If you need me the next two weeks, I'll be dancing my butt off since Mother Nature has rudely interrupted my practice schedule... not enough time to get ready. T-minus 12 days.

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  1. I miss him so much too and he would be so proud of you and the beautiful young lady that you have become...LUMUHAND

    1. Aren't you the sweetest, Gramman. So excited to see you, Mom & Dad in 12 days. So thankful for your never-ending support. Love you. Love you. Love you. LUMUHAND