As a little girl, I dreamed of dancing and singing on stage! The lineage of aspiring ballerinas and dancers that came before me, like my mom Sandra, my aunt Georgia and others must have rubbed on me. Despite this dream, I quickly found myself as an adult working in a corporate setting, sitting at a desk; wondered whatever happened to that dream? Then life adversity happened and was injured in a car accident. Thought for sure, the dream was long gone. Long story short, I ended up with concussions, migraines, and an advanced (stage 5) herniated disc in my sacral area that often confined me to a bed. Trauma followed me and I thought I'd never dance again. But somehow, this didn't stop me. I continued to dance! I persevered. Pain and all, I even performed with Thrill The World 3 years in a row! I am by no means a professional, but I feel movement and dance is what has helped me overcome my injuries.
Then lipservice answered call I placed the year prior! They offered me the last spot on their 2019 campaign. After I stopped biting my lip from the nerves (no pun intended), I said YES! EEEK!! :)
So here I am. Will you help me help others achieve their dreams!? I am fundraising to support sustainable education in Ethiopia. I believe education is what drives us as people to make better conscious decisions towards our dreams and aspirations, which leads to a self-actualization and purpose-filled humanity. Together, we CAN make things better and your support can go lengths!
*all donations will receive a tax receipt
*100% of every donation goes directly to the cause
lipservice is an annual Jimmy Fallon inspired lip sync battle for charity. Since 2014, lipservice has raised over $100,000 in support of education projects in Ethiopia, and has grown into one of the must-attend events in Vancouver (in our minds, anyway).
This year, funds raised will support WE Charity (in partnership with Imagine1Day). Our goal is to raise $45,000, which will directly support a community in Northern Ethiopia called Hagaro, specifically with supporting a classroom block that will increase access to education for the 500 school aged children in the community.