Thank you for running the article about Napali and the fundraiser in the Messenger for a second time [last] month. I think it really helped. We had a great turn out. The Benefit Fundraiser for our beloved local belly dancer Napali Cohen, on Friday, Sept. 13, at the Topanga Community House was a magical night full of love and support for Napali, who is currently overwhelmed with very serious health issues. The benefit was a great success and has helped greatly in reaching our financial goals. We are so proud of our wonderful community and I, along with my co-organizing committee, want to thank all of those who came to show their support.
We would love to express our heartfelt gratitude to all the amazing volunteers, artists and generous donors who made this event possible: Sarah Sutton of Snyder-Sutton, Adrian Wright and Chryssa Lightheart of Pritchett-Rapf, Liz Shapiro of Maiden Topanga Elixers, Sammy & Takao Izumido of Takao Restaurant in Brentwood, Turquoise International, Jeanine Minge, Prudential Malibu Realty, Coldwell Banker, Sporthings & More, Santa Monica Co-Opportunity, Canyon Car Service, Melanie Kareem, Wendy Greene, Freddie Zeiler, Irma Farr, and Karen Bovee, Natalie Zeri, and Robin Cohen. I would also like to thank all of our wonderful entertainers: Alanna Clark, Ariel Lawrence, Bryan Senatore, Corina Harmon, Hani Naser & Friends, Kaelin Bovee, Michele Capra & Maya Bon, Melanie Kareem Dance School, The Solutionagenics, and Tom & Julia Mitchell on sound. A big thank you to all the main organizers who worked so hard to put on such a beautiful event for such a beautiful person; Elise Mallove, Julie McInally, Robin Welch, Melanie Kareem, Megan Greene, Wendy & Gary Greene, Skijah Indigo, Tessa May, Irma and Brandon Farr, and all the other amazing volunteers. Napali was so overwhelmed and uplifted by all the love and support shown. She is beyond grateful for this extraordinary community, as am I. Thank you!