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Brenda Hawkes' Fundraiser:

FRED ASTAIRE - BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICHIGAN

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THE STORY:

Brenda Hawkes is more afraid of dancing than cancer. “You’re in front of people, exposing yourself. At the same time, it is a gift. I’ve learned to like my body again and I know I won’t fall apart. Dancing is allowing me to really feel alive again.” …

Brenda was diagnosed with Stage 3B, triple negative breast cancer in 2006, which spread to her lymph nodes, leading to a mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiation. … She tried to continue her work as Executive Director for a non-profit and maintain her life, but eventually lost her job as a result of her diagnosis. Although devastated by the job loss, Brenda saw it as a gift. Her company didn’t want her, but her family did. “I got to take care of me.” … Her cancer was debilitating, taking three years to recover. “I’m much more free now and more cautious about how and where I spend my time. Today, Brenda has a job she loves as the Patient Advocacy Manager at Diplomat. … On Dancing With The Survivors, Brenda says, “I’m loving taking the dance lessons at Fred Astaire Dance Studio - Bloomfield Hills, MI to prepare for the event. We are about halfway through the dance choreography and I think I am getting it. Now, if I can just put it all together! How do they do this?!"

On October 2, Brenda and her Fred Astaire dance partner, Donald Westphal, will put it all together when they Hustle to “Stayin’ Alive” by the cast of Glee.

$1,625

MONEY RAISED
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  • Chuck & Becky Kilgore

     

  • Annette and Jeffrey Rowe

    $100

  • Jocelyn and Phil Hagerman

    $500

  • Anne and Van Williams

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jen Hagerman & Dan Farrell

    $250

  • Andrew and Erin Curry

    $75

  • St.Clair family

    $100

  • Joanie Borbely

    $25

  • Nancy Patton

    $50

  • Tom Pettit - Tamale Group

    $50

  • Debbie Birns

    $50

  • Ellen Ivey

    $50

  • Susie Novis

    $100

  • Hetty & Peter Lima

    $100

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The Team: $15,945 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Deanne Batra

Amount Raised

$4,397

Fundraiser Title

Cindy Lane

Amount Raised

$3,023

Fundraiser Title

Kindra Speech

Amount Raised

$1,915

Fundraiser Title

PINK FUND INC

Amount Raised

$1,730

Fundraiser Title

Brenda Hawkes

Amount Raised

$1,625

Fundraiser Title

Cheryl Perkins

Amount Raised

$1,225

Fundraiser Title

Laurie Tennent

Amount Raised

$1,130

Fundraiser Title

Sabrina Mayhew

Amount Raised

$900

Donor Comments

Hetty & Peter Lima

Hetty & Peter Lima

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Susie Novis

Susie Novis

DONATION: $100

In support of my dear friend Brenda Hawkes! 4 years ago

Ellen Ivey

Ellen Ivey

DONATION: $50

Brenda....you GO GIRL and thanks for all you do!!! 4 years ago

Debbie Birns

Debbie Birns

DONATION: $50

To Brenda, dancer and friend extraordinaire, with love and appreciation 4 years ago

Tom Pettit - Tamale Group

Tom Pettit - Tamale Group

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Nancy  Patton

Nancy Patton

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Joanie Borbely

Joanie Borbely

DONATION: $25

Congratulations Brenda! 4 years ago

St.Clair family

St.Clair family

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Andrew and Erin Curry

Andrew and Erin Curry

DONATION: $75

We are so proud of you, Mom! Wish we could be there to watch you tear up the dance floor. I know your Hustle will wow everyone! 4 years ago

Jen Hagerman & Dan Farrell

Jen Hagerman & Dan Farrell

DONATION: $250

Go Brenda! So disappointed we will be out of town on your big day but we know you'll rock it out! Can't wait to hear all about it. 4 years ago