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My Story…

As soon as I learned that the 2019 Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off partner was to be Friends of the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, I knew I would “strap on my cobwebbed dancing shoes”.
I am a Medical Specialty Nurse and I am so proud of the work providers and volunteers do every day to serve patients. I am also very aware of the ongoing needs and humbled that this fundraiser will add care items.
I am passionate about excellence and equity in healthcare and for this reason I co-organize “Time is Muscle”. This event raises funds and awareness for Cardiac Care in Central Alberta, as heart attack is our leading cause of death.
While Red Deer is the place I have called home most of my life, my early years were spent in Kenya. The Serengeti drew me back a few years ago on a medical aid trip with my husband Gustavo. Since then, we lead projects for schools in the area.
I look forward to dancing and helping improve patients’ journeys! Now to dust off some cobwebs...

Donate to help Vanessa raise money for 2019 Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off’s fundraising campaign.

Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
Apr 16 Paulette Comeau Keep Dancing! CA$107.72
Apr 13 Cassidy Noble CA$50.00
Apr 13 Kevin Wiebe Sorry we could make it out to see you Vanessa. Good job. Undisclosed amount
Apr 13 Anonymous CA$200.00
Apr 13 Ryan Abell I admire your spirit Vanessa - great job putting yourself out there to support fundraising. I know you will do awesome in the dance. Undisclosed amount
Apr 13 Cristina Stewart CA$54.31
Apr 13 Crystal Benoit CA$107.72
Apr 13 Tiffany Hinkley CA$54.31
Apr 12 Janice Miller Good Luck Vanessa! Great cause ? CA$107.72
Apr 12 melissa sandall Good luck Vanessa ! CA$54.31