May 26, 2015 – Atlanta, GA – Every Woman Works celebrated a decade of service to more than 1,500 women, while positively impacting the lives of over 4,500 children, with a benefit called “Stars Dancing To Change Lives.” ATP’s own Denise Tremmel, Director of ATP Cares, was one of the “Stars” who danced and helped raise over $8,475 for this charity!
The founder of Every Woman Works, Tillie O’Neal-Kyles, founded the organization to help some of the neediest women in the community after retiring from her own successful career at AT&T. Armed with only her 401K and a prayer, she launched the organization to provide holistic training to women who are displaced professionals, recovering from alcohol and drug dependency, in transition from the penal system, recovering from domestic violence, and women veterans transitioning from “Combat to Community”. The graduates develop solid transferable work skills, strengthen their sense of self-confidence, and obtain financial independence … resulting in a 96% employment rate.
For this event, professional dancers were matched with local corporate celebrities and presented choreographed routines on Saturday, May 16th at The Concourse Athletic Club. Money raised during this entertaining, yet formal, fundraising event will help Every Woman Works to achieve their mission of “Moving Women From Dependency To Self-Sufficiency.”
Celebrity host Fred Blankenship, anchor at WSBTV Channel 2 News, was the Master of Ceremonies for the event and shared his excitement by saying, “I hosted the ‘Stars Dancing’ fundraiser to change lives because every dollar raised has the potential to change a life and often save a life. When you dance you come alive. This event was great fun and it will ultimately help so many people in need.”