Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Fifth Annual Lovely Rita Fundraiser

I can't believe we just had our FIFTH Lovely Rita Fundraiser.  When Rita and I started at Twirly Girls in December of 2009, Bel almost immediately said, we should do a fundraiser to support Rita and the National Kidney Foundation!  Five months later, it was done!  If you don't know Rita or her story, she has had three kidney transplants in her lifetime, and she is now an advocate for kidney health.  She raises money to do the Kidney Walk in San Francisco, which will be held on June 1st this year.

Yesterday, I wrote about emotions.  My Lovely Rita routine definitely brought up a lot of emotions.  You can read that post HERE.  At practice on Friday night, Diana used a go pro to catch our routine, and it was really cool.  You can really see the shapes we are trying to create.  So if you're interested in watching that, check it out:

Working with Ginger on that routine was really awesome.  We got together a few times, listened to the music and then just went with whatever we felt.  She was great at mirroring me so if I messed up, she just did whatever I did.  And by the end, I felt like our bodies were pretty well in sync.  I'm super proud of this routine and happy with how it turned out.

I really do appreciate each and every person I meet through Twirly Girls.  Everyone is so willing to give of their time and money to support their pole family.  They really are my family and my home.  At last count, Rita said we were close to $3,800 raised for the National Kidney Foundation.  I'm proud to be part of that! Thank you to everyone who supported us!  And thank you to Ginger for dancing with me!  Check out some photos from the evening:


  1. I cannot tell you how many of the guests absolutely loved this routine....It was so beautiful...I was in awe!!!! You both put so much work into this, and the passion showed. Tricks are cool to watch...but watching a performance with passion, is soooo much more proud of you both!

    1. Thanks!! I feel like this was a really big step for me. Showing emotion in a routine. Not my style but I loved it!