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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
Oct 24 Curling League CA$30.00
Oct 24 Alayne Farries CA$250.00
Oct 22 Catherine Burbridge Thanks for doing this Vanessa. Such a great cause! Have fun! CA$27.60
Oct 22 Patrick Jarmoluk CA$54.31
Oct 16 Lynne Entz Good luck and best wishes with your dancing Vanessa!! CA$214.54
Oct 16 Denise Bedford Rock the dance floor Vanessa ! CA$50.00
Oct 16 Paul Hardy All the best, Vanessa! - Janet and Paul Hardy CA$267.96
Oct 16 Lawrence Farries CA$267.96
Oct 16 Norana Hedlund This is wonderful Vanessa!!! I'm cheering you on wholeheartedly! CA$107.72
Oct 16 Tutu So very proud of what you Vanessa!!! CA$107.72