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National Kidney Foundation of Arizona's Fundraiser:

Kimberlee Slager

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THE STORY:

I am a Domestic Engineer!  Yep, professional homemaker for over 30 years!

I was born and raised in Lansing, Illinois, just south of Chicago.  I grew up with my Dad, Mom and two brothers.  I was the ONLY GIRL. As I was growing up I had one main goal in life; to marry the boy across the street & to have 4 babies. I am successful!!!

I met my husband Don when we were 2 & 3 years old. We lived across the street from each other.

We just celebrated our 32nd anniversary in September.  He is the love of my life, my dreams come true and I choose to dance with him into eternity!  We have been blessed with 4 awesome sons!    #1.Daniel 30 ❤Christina, #2.Thomas 27 ❤Mary, #3.Zachary 24 ❤Taylor, and #4.Benjamin 21.  We now have 6 grand babies, 3 boys and 3 girls!  My name has changed from "Mom" to "Mimi" and I'm in heaven!  We all love Jesus and serve him at home and abroad.  Our mission is to love people.

As a young girl I attended dance lessons where I learned a bit of tap, ballet and jazz. I used my talents in the junior high and high school theater and music productions.  I've never been a ballroom dancer.  However, I remember my parents taking Ballroom Dance lessons.  My favorite dance partner was my dad.  I loved the way he would lead me around the dance floor at weddings and parties.

I was asked to dance last year for The National Kidney Foundation event, but I was grieving the loss of my dad.  In October, we attended a charity event for Cardon Children's Medical Center, where we bid on and purchased a trip to Hollywood California to see Dancing With The Stars, live.  "It was awesome!"  Upon our return I received a call from Dennis Thomson asking me if I would like to dance in this years event.

And so, I am dancing with memories of my dad and me. I am also dancing to celebrate Ryan Nellie’s 1 year anniversary with his new kidney, and his life without daily dialysis.  What a blessing!  I hope to have him and his mom, my friend, Toni Konopisos in the audience for this years National Kidney Foundation event.  My prayer is to raise enough money to make a difference in someone's life as I honor my Dad on the dance floor and celebrate with those I love so deeply.

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$165,801

MONEY RAISED
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  • Don Slager

    $5,000

  • Thomas and Mary Slager

    $1,000

  • Benjamin A. Slager

    $1,000

  • Zachary Slager

    $1,000

  • Daniel & Christina Slager

    $1,000

  • Bob & Kathy Lauer

    $500

  • Linda Kolterjahn

    $50

  • Donald and Kimberlee Slager Foundation

    $25,000

  • Lorene Taylor

    $50

  • Chuck & Margaret Gist

    $300

  • Anonymous

     

  • Rebecca Monrean

    $100

  • Republic Services

    $10,000

  • Rich and Esther Van Hattem

    $1,000

  • Jonas McCormick/ Deloitte

    $5,000

  • John M. Curotto

    $1,000

  • Pat Carroll / ESG

    $1,000

  • Robby DeHart / Heil Environmental

    $1,000

  • Corina Imbeault

    $50

  • Bob and Gwen Eriks

    $500

  • Rick & Terri Wojahn

    $500

  • Robert Koch

    $100

  • Sharlene Koch

    $100

  • Barbara Fagyas

     

  • Friends of Don & Kim Slager

    $2,500

  • Chris Wilson - Action Water Sports

    $100

  • David & Lori Slager

    $1,000

  • Brian & Bridget Bales

    $500

  • Terry Anderson - SkipperBuds Marine

    $500

  • John and Carol Zillmer

    $5,000

  • Anonymous

     

  • Joe & Val Infranco

    $500

  • Anna and Scott Sadler

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Robert Boucher

    $500

  • Roy Svehla

    $250

  • Walter Danley

    $500

  • Jeff and Nancy Hughes

    $1,000

  • Rob & Colleen Maruster

    $500

  • Christopher Synek

    $1,000

  • Hyde Park Interiors

    $1,000

  • Erik and Katie Humphrey

    $500

  • Tom & Patty Lynch

    $1,000

  • Dave and Lene McKay

    $500

  • Friends of Kim

    $1,000

  • yes

    $5,000

  • Diane and Chuck Serianni

    $1,000

  • Tony and Laurie Carcione

    $50

  • Team Kim

    $500

  • Antoinette M Gildersleeve

    $25

  • Jeff & Paul Hamra

    $5,000

  • Jim & Joyce Van Weelden

    $500

  • Rusty Rush & Rush Refuse Systems

    $30,000

  • Amy and Jon Vander Ark

    $1,000

  • Marguerite Iorio and Mike Rissman

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $2,501

  • Alyson and Bobby Koch

    $100

  • Vicki Kijewski and Lynda Green

    $250

  • Brian and Melissa Koepke

    $250

  • Shihchien and Marc Zenner

    $1,000

  • Geoff Smart

    $1,000

  • Go Girl

    $300

  • Mario Vitale, Aspen Insurance

    $500

  • Steve and Tracy

    $300

  • Surface Refinements ,Scott and Anna Sadler

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Stu Levy

    $1,000

  • Jason Daumeyer

    $300

  • Charles H. Dangelo, Starr Companies

    $500

  • Ken Moelis (Moelis and Company)

    $5,000

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Adam & Nichole Thomas

    $250

  • Carole, Washington & Strong

     

  • WADE Enterprises

     

  • The Peterson Group - Donovan Peterson

     

  • Oakwood Ltd Partners

     

  • Marc & Courtney Liebman

    $500

  • Chubb

    $1,500

  • Violet Gunn

    $25

  • Wells Fargo

    $2,500

  • Scott and Esther Carmilani

    $500

  • John Jacobs

    $500

  • Toni Konopisos and Ryan Nelly

    $200

  • The Divine Family

    $300

  • Friends of Kimberlee

     

  • Ginger & Don Brandt

    $500

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332% Raised of$50,000 Goal

The Team: $165,801 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Ginger & Don Brandt

Ginger & Don Brandt

DONATION: $500

3 years ago

Friends of Kimberlee

Friends of Kimberlee

3 years ago

The Divine Family

The Divine Family

DONATION: $300

3 years ago

Toni Konopisos and Ryan Nelly

Toni Konopisos and Ryan Nelly

DONATION: $200

Thank you for your friendship and support of a cause so near and dear to us. 3 years ago

Violet Gunn

Violet Gunn

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

John Jacobs

John Jacobs

DONATION: $500

3 years ago

Scott and Esther Carmilani

Scott and Esther Carmilani

DONATION: $500

3 years ago

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo

DONATION: $2,500

3 years ago

Chubb

Chubb

DONATION: $1,500

3 years ago

Marc & Courtney Liebman

Marc & Courtney Liebman

DONATION: $500

3 years ago