(Note: The fundraiser this year is April 17, not April 11...we have e-mailed Amy to fix this.) :-)
The Lovely Rita Fundraiser organized by the students and teachers of Pleasanton's Twirly Girls Pole Fitness is a benefit for the National Kidney Foundation, and it's straight from the heart:
One of their own, Lovely Rita (aka Rita Pearson) is a three-time kidney transplant recipient.
On April 11, 2011 there will be an all-day event at the Twirly Girl's studio 660 Main Street, Pleasanton, Ca 94566 that includes special classes, a silent auction, raffle and recital.
- For complete information: See the Lovely Rita Fundraiser page
Last year the Twirly Girls raised nearly $3000 but this year they have redoubled their efforts. Along with the day-long fundraiser, they created and sold a special 2011 calendar, so there is nearly $1000 in the Lovely Rita fund already. (Click on the slideshow to see a picture from the calendar)
According to the Agency for Healthycare Research and Quality, (which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services), an average of 3.7 million adults in the United States were treated for kidney disease each year between 2003 and 2007. Kidney disease can lead to renal failure and may be caused by diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.
This is an energized and committed group of friends and colleagues, and the very best kind of community outreach. If you've been considering pole fitness (and haven't we all?), head up to the studio and give it a twirl.
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