Meet Anna Weissner
Join us for an old fashioned Dance-A-Thon under the stars on Friday, May 17 in honor and support of the Weissner family and Anna Weissner as she fights each day of her leukemia battle with a smile. Anna is unable to do what she loves most (DANCE) due to fatigue and a weakened immune system, so let’s “Dance for Anna” and support the Weissner family and CHKD’s Cancer Program in Anna’s honor.
Dance-A-Thon Details: Schedule is subject to minor changes.
6pm — Special Performance in Anna’s honor by Allonge’s Ensemble
6:30pm — Dance-A-Thon kick off by Music Makes You Happy Entertainment & Special Message from Anna & the Weissner Family.*Guests may request their favorite songs from our DJ for $5 donation to CHKD
9:00pm — Special team awards presented by Anna (Anna’s Choice Award, Most Team Spirit, Best MOVES)
9:15pm — Special tribute in memory of loved ones who battled cancer
Registration is closed.
Each team should attempt to raise funds for either the Weissner family or for CHKD’s Cancer Program in Anna’s honor, or BOTH. *Sponsorship benefits are available for funds raised for the Weissner family (see for below for details)
Each team must be represented on the dance floor at all times by at least 1 team member. From 6:30pm-9pm, teams without representation on the dance floor will be disqualified from team awards.
No dance experience needed. Teams must simply continue to MOVE (the “side step” is accepted!) during the dance- a-thon timeframe, but don’t be shy about breaking out some of those smooth moves you’ve been hiding. They just might catch Anna’s eye and win you a prize.
Don’t forget to invite your friends and family to cheer you on as you bust a move for a great cause! Lawn chairs/blankets welcome.
A message from Amanda Short, Coordinator
Dear Downtown Suffolk Families and Small Businesses,
First, I want to let you know how honored I am to be your neighbor in the growing and up-in-coming downtown Suffolk area. As the Director of Allonge’ Dance Academy, it is my pleasure (and my calling) to not only provide an inspiring dance education, but also to use my time, talents, and team to bless others when needs arise.
You may not know that we have one of the most generous and kind families living downtown, patroning our businesses, and still wearing smiles and hearts of gold as their 10 year old daughter, Anna, battles Leukemia. The never-ending doctor’s appointments, lack of strength and energy, and weakened immune system still cannot break Anna’s spirit, but it can keep her from what she loves doing most- dancing! For this reason, we are calling all downtown businesses, families, and groups of friends and coworkers to take part in our “Dancing Under the Stars” Fundraiser. Come join us as we rally around a “downtown girl” and dance in her honor in this old fashioned, outdoor Dance-A-Thon. Show your love and support by building your own team, setting a fundraising goal, and representing your business, family, or team of friends by moving to the music with us under the stars at Allonge’.
Not only is your team sure to have a blast, but Anna and the Weissner family look forward to presenting some special awards to teams with the most team spirit or the most entertaining moves! And if that doesn’t sound rewarding enough, you’ll be supporting CHKD’s Cancer Program in honor of Anna and Anna’s family directly with the funds you raise as a team! We hope you’ll join us showing love to this precious girl and her family during what could be the biggest battle of their lives.
Invite your friends to watch and cheer you on!
If you’re ready to get involved, here are the next steps.
Build your team (5 min. members), Name your team, and complete & return the included registration form with registration payment by April 15 to Allonge’ Dance Academy, 152 S. Main St., Suffolk, VA 23434
Once received, we will add your team name to our online fundraising page and send you the link! Share your fundraising page on social media to hit your fundraising goals! *These donations are eligible for “Sponsorship Benefits”.
For tax deductible donations, checks may be made out directly to “CHKD” Memo: “Cancer Program Donation is Anna’s Honor” and mailed to Allonge’ Dance Academy, 152 S. Main St., Suffolk, VA 23434 *These donations are not eligible for the “Sponsorship Benefits”.
Come enjoy “Dancing Under the Stars” with your team on the lawn of Allonge’ Dance Academy, Friday, May 17 from 6-9:30pm! Dance in honor of friends or family who have battled cancer or just to show your love for a downtown family.
I am grateful for your time, friendship, and presence in our downtown community. Please don’t hesitate to contact me directly at AllongeDirector@gmail.com should you have any questions (or great ideas).
Sponsorship Benefits: Available for funds (or portions thereof) raised for the Weissner Family. *Donation checks may also be written to CHKD Cancer Program in Anna’s honor and mailed to Allonge’ by May 15. CHKD donations are not considered in sponsorship benefits. *Funds received after May 1st will not be included in sponsorship benefits.
$1000 “Anna’s Angels”: Your team name or business logo on all social media announcements, on our event banner, on Anna’s commemorative gift, in each participant’s Dance-a-thon packet/gift, on all participant t-shirts, & a shout out from our DJ
$500: Your team name or business logo on Anna’s commemorative gift, in each participant’s Dance-a-thon packet/gift, on all participant t-shirts, & a shout out from our DJ
$250: Your team name or business logo on Anna’s commemorative gift, in each participant’s Dance-a-thon packet/gift & a shout out from our DJ
$100: Your team name or business logo on Anna’s commemorative gift & in each participant’s Dance-a-thon packet/gift
We hope each team will strive to become one of Anna’s Angels.
Registration will be $20 per person. Registrations must be filled out and submitted by April 15. You can fill out the form above or you can receive these forms by calling the studio at 757-738-5833, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting the studio. Registration forms need to be mailed or dropped off at Allonge’ Dance Academy, 152 S. Main St., Suffolk, VA 23434. Business hours are from 2 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
Online donations can be made either to Anna’s family directly at fundly.com/dancingforleukemia, or for the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters cancer program at www.teamchkd.org/dancingforanna.
Donations for CHKD may also be submitted by check with the memo “Cancer Program Donation in Anna’s Honor” to the Allonge’ Dance Academy mailing address. Checks for the family may be sent to the same mailing address as well. Email email@example.com or visit allongedanceacademy.com for more information.