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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 10 Arne & Leslie Lazzarotto Go Vanessa Go! Congratulations on a job well done! Your dedication is amazing! We look forward to watching you dance! CA$107.72
Apr 09 Alvin and Lynn Van Laar Best of luck Vanessa! CA$107.72
Apr 08 Terry Kawahara Can't wait to see you dance Vanessa. Thanks for doing this CA$54.31
Apr 08 Anonymous Undisclosed amount
Apr 08 Teeny McCloy CA$50.00
Apr 08 Maureen Wielinga Good luck in the competition! CA$107.72
Apr 08 Jit and Anita Singh CA$500.00
Apr 08 Dwip Prajapati CA$107.72
Apr 08 Tammy King and Víctor Millan Good Job Vanessa! You’re winning either way. CA$267.96
Apr 08 Brenda Boulding Thank-you for participating in the great cause Vanessa! CA$54.31