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Fundraiser, Silent Auction for Napalis Healing, Sept. 13
September 5, 2013 -
PHOTO COURTESY OF DEVON FARR
Napali dancing at a recent Topanga fundraising event, she now needs your help.
A fundraiser for local belly dancer Napali is planned for Friday, Sept. 13, 5-11 p.m., at the Community House.
An artist in visual and performing arts, Napali has lived in and around Topanga for 15 years. She has been part of performances at Topanga Days and Topanga Earth Day, for the last six years, with Topanga Tribe and Melanie Kareem's troupe, We Are Baladi.
Napali has also danced with Topanga Tribe for Johnny Burton Sterners fundraiser to help him through his battle with cancer last November. Less than two months later, Napali, a dialysis patient for more than half her life, was diagnosed with breast cancer. She is unable to work and barely gets by with disability funds. The fundraiser will help with her living expenses and bills.
She is an amazing inspiration to all and the strongest person I know, says friend and fellow belly dancer Devon Farr. Her strength, kindness and passion are remarkable and I am honored to be her friend. Whether or not you know her, please join us for a great night of celebration to honor Napali and her battle for health.
The event is organized by Devon Farr, Julie Mackenelli, Elise Mallove and Robin Welch, with help from Megan Greene, Melanie Kareem and Tessa May. Adrian Wright, a local realtor and close family friend, will emcee.
There will be a silent auction and raffle with great items including a week-long stay at a beautiful vacation home in Mexico donated by Sarah Sutton; art pieces; $150 gift certificate for Michael's restaurant; hand-crafted jewelry by Napali; belly dance costumes; yoga classes; and massages.
Entertainment will include performances by Melanie Kareem's Dance School; Hani Naser; Solutionagenix; Katty Gliecher; and Michele Capra.
The Topanga Community House is located at 1440 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA 90290. A donation of $10 is suggested. For more information: email@example.com; or to donate: giveforward.com/fundraiser/86v2/support-napali-s-battle-for-health.