In addition to our Winter Showcase each December, Sherwood Dance Academy will hold an additional Spring Fundraiser for a different cause or charity. We look forward to supporting our community while we dance.
The Baca Family FUNDRAISER - Tentatively scheduled for April 22nd
Katie Baca was experiencing medical issues for months while doctors tried to get to the root of the problem. This escalated and without notice, she was rushed for an emergency hysterctomy at the beginning of December. Post-surgery it became very clear that something had gone wrong. After another exploratory surgery, it was discovered that her Bladder and Ureter were damaged during the hysterectomy. This damage is so severe that she has to have another major surgery to repair the the punctured ureter. She is in chronic pain and is unable to be active due to the severity of the pain and the medications used to try and provide some relief. On bed rest, she has been unable to work since December. In addition, her husband Tim has missed a fair amount work in order to take her to/from doctor's appointments, care for her, and care for their 2 young girls. The medical bills are already piling up. Suddenly having their two-income household reduced to just one-income is causing tremendous financial strain for their basic, everyday needs. Katie and Tim are two extremely generous people. They are always there to help everyone around them. They've been known to pay someone's power bill so their electricity wouldn't be turn off and offer their home during other's time of need. If there is a way they can help - they do. In 2016 Tim and Katie volunteered their time and creativity to design and build our Robin Hood float. They were a complete joy to work with and we were constantly astonished at their selflessness and desire to help. We hope to help them this time!
The Children's Tumor Foundation Fundraiser -
In May of 2016 Sherwood Dance Academy is hosting its 3rd annual fundraiser and silent auction. The proceeds from our fundraiser and silent auction went to help the Children’s Tumor Foundation. CTF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to finding effective treatments for neurofibromatosis (NF). NF can cause tumors to grow on nerves anywhere in the body, including the brain and spinal cord. Affecting one in 3,000 people, it can lead to blindness, bone abnormalities, cancer, deafness, disfigurement, learning disabilities, and excruciating and disabling pain. The fundraising show consisted of a silent auction, dance performances by The Sherwood Dance Showstoppers, mixed martial arts and jui-jitsu demonstrations by The Scramble, a musical performance by There is No Mountain, and featured local children and families affected by NF.
ROSE FAMILY FUNDRAISER -
In April of 2015, in collaboration with Musa Martial Arts, The Mixolydian A capella, and the Sherwood High School Jazz Band, the Showstoppers put on a fundraiser at Sherwood High School to benefit the Rose Family. At the beginning of the 2014 school year, Sherwood High School counselor Jeneva Rose, found out her brain cancer had progressed. It had been in remission after an 11 year battle, so the news was devastating. Jeneva's health insurance company, despite even an appeal by her oncologist, denied her claim for testing that needed to be done. This left the Rose family with a large out of pocket expense. It seemed the family couldn't catch a break when, Jeneva's husband, Jim, found out he needed to have open-heart surgery to repair damage to his aortic root and aortic valve due to a genetic defect. Jim's surgery happened at the beginning of December and he has needed to take a couple of months off of work to recover.
The Perez Family -
In March of 2014, the Showstoppers had a performance at Sherwood High School to benefit the Perez Family. Michael Perez was taken suddenly from his wonderful wife Jenny, their two daughters and all those who loved him on February 23, 2014. At the age of 32, he fell victim to an aortic aneurysm. Sherwood Dance wanted to give support to Jenny and her daughters Isabella (almost 4 at that time) and Madilynn (15 months at that time) as they have to carry on without their irreplaceable husband and father. Our fundraiser was able to able to contribute over $2500 to the Perez Family.