Trecia Fannin, from Atlanta, Georgia, contacted us at KE Dancewear looking for a Latin Ballroom dress to rent for her upcoming performance. Trecia was going to be performing in her first competition. More importantly, Trecia was performing in a fundraising event called Dancing with the Stars of Cobb County. This fundraiser was to support Loving Arms Cancer Outreach; a local organization in Cobb County whose mission is to help cancer patients.
The goal of Loving Arms Cancer Outreach is to . . .raise funds to help cancer survivors and patients with any type of help that will lessen their burden. This is where the “rubber meets the road” by providing help to cancer patients with financial assistance that ranges from rent/mortgage payments, paying for utilities, buying gas cards to get to treatment and by providing free wigs and hats. Loving Arms was started by two nurses who saw a need in their community to assist patients traveling the cancer journey with basic needs. Loving Arms believe in Loving Out Loud.
We were so taken with Trecia’s desire to perform and raise money for this very worthy cause. We at KE Dancewear understand the cost that ballroom dresses can place on the budget and the benefits renting performance dresses can be. Especially for someone like Trecia who had a need to keep her expenses low and find a dress for her first Latin performance competition. For Trecia, renting a performance outfit was the answer. She found a Pink and Navy Dora Latin Dress that we had on consignment from one our clients to be just what she was looking for.
We are so glad that we were able to provide a rental outfit for Trecia and we are also proud that she was able to raise $5,775 in support of Loving Arms fundraiser mission. Trecia is a cancer survivor and knows what the expenses are like and wanted more than anything to do as much as possible to help. If you’re in a position to bless this organization with a donation, I encourage you to do so remembering that any amount, large or small, can make a difference. CLICK HERE to donate now.