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NIkki Wilks' Fundraiser:

Dancesmiths, Inc. - Bartlett, TN

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BENEFITING: PINK FUND INC

ORGANIZER: DanceSmiths

EVENT: Dancing With Survivors

NIkki Wilks

THE STORY:

When asked why I cared about this cause and raising money for The Pink Fund, I was reminded that I have been raised by some phenomenal women in my life. Women that I didn’t realize until much later are survivors. I think about how they are mothers and daughters and teachers and mentors to so many people in the community often putting personal health and well-being on the back burner to take care of those around them. It is time that we remind them that they do not have to do everything alone. There are individuals that want to help and support them, to build them up like they have built so many of us up by being such remarkable leaders in their personal lives and in the community at-large. Moreover, I believe it is important to support The Pink Fund because although we may not talk about these issues in public, breast cancer touches our lives through the people in our families and workplaces more than we realize and it is taxing on these fighters’ purses, families, and livelihoods. They deserve to be able to fight this battle without having to worry about whether they will be able to make ends meet. Diane Mariechild once said, “A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture, and transform.” Let’s make sure all women can come full circle (and men too because contrary to popular belief, this battle is a man’s battle too). 

I am a native of Loudon in East Tennessee, near Knoxville. This will be my third year in Memphis, and I am in love with our city. I came to Memphis to join the Memphis Teacher Residency in order to provide quality education for the students in Memphis. This will be my third year teaching English to sophomores and seniors at Kingsbury. I will be dancing in honor of survivors: Becky Courtney, Sharon Mohns, Eula Nook, and Donna Zukowski, current fighter: Martha Malloy, and in memory of my grandmother, Fanny Wilks; a church friend, Becky Baker; Kingsbury High discipline secretary, Ms.  Jeanette Holliday and Kingsbury Art Teacher, Ms. Janna Bernstein.

dancesmiths inc wrote -

Co-founded by the legendary Fred Astaire, our studios set the standard of excellence in dance instruction. From Ballroom to Latin to Swing to Salsa, we offer all styles of dance lessons for all ages and ability levels in a fun, friendly, clean and safe atmosphere.

At every Fred Astaire Franchised Dance Studio, learning how to dance is always easy and fun! In your very first lesson, you'll learn the basic elements on which all dance patterns are based and within two hours you'll be ready to dance!

Don't put it off for another moment – walk into our Fred Astaire Dance Studio and dance out!

$620

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Mohammad Toutio

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Kylie Beukema

     

  • LCHS Memories

    $30

  • Gennifer

    $15

  • Erik Nook

    $30

  • Anonymous

     

  • AP English 2007

    $100

  • KJH

    $30

  • Liz

    $75

  • Aubrey

    $40

  • Mr. Barsotti

    $30

  • Jim and Kim Wilks

    $100

  • Joy

    $20

  • fan of Benji

    $20

  • JoAnn Lowry

    $20

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41% Raised of $1,500 Goal

The Team: $13,556 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

DanceSmiths Inc

Amount Raised

$6,103

Fundraiser Title

Lizzy Brock

Amount Raised

$2,375

 

119% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Polly Speed

Amount Raised

$2,325

 

155% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Judy Deese Williams

Amount Raised

$2,133

 

142% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

NIkki Wilks

Amount Raised

$620

 

41% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Donor Comments

JoAnn Lowry

JoAnn Lowry

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

fan of Benji

fan of Benji

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Joy

Joy

DONATION: $20

In honor of my grandmother, who is a survivor! 4 years ago

Jim and Kim Wilks

Jim and Kim Wilks

DONATION: $100

In memory of Fannie Wilks. 4 years ago

Mr. Barsotti

Mr. Barsotti

DONATION: $30

4 years ago

Aubrey

Aubrey

DONATION: $40

4 years ago

Liz

Liz

DONATION: $75

4 years ago

KJH

KJH

DONATION: $30

4 years ago

AP English 2007

AP English 2007

DONATION: $100

Best of luck Nikki! -JD 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 years ago