My name is Tim Chester, and I am a dancer and choreographer. In the past year I have started showing and performing my work with a small group of dancers, under the name, Tim Chester Dance.
A few years ago I was dancing in South America when I stopped by a calling station to call my parents back in New Jersey. It was then when my mom told me she had breast cancer. Considering she had lost her mother from the same thing, I flew home the first chance I could. In the following months I watched my mom go through her treatments, and though they were tough and drained her energy, she still faced life with a positive attitude and laughter. She promised herself that when she was better she would start raising money for breast cancer research and awareness, and start running the Race for the Cure in Philadelphia every Mother's Day. While still recovering, my mom started Team Rosemary, named after her mother, and started planning, training, and raising money for the race in Philadelphia. Through local events and bake sales, Team Rosemary has raised close to $10,000 in the past three years. Every year, to publicize one of Team Rosemary's popular bake sales, my mom, Diane Chester, goes to one of South Jersey's local radio stations to talk about her battle with cancer, the loss of her mother, and how people can help support the fight against breast cancer.
This April Team Rosemary is venturing into a brand new area of fundraising. We are planning our first ever "Rosemary's Cabaret, Dance for the Cure" This is an evening of dance that will take place on the 26th of April, to be held at Triskelion Arts' Zoo Theater in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York. This night will showcase not only Tim Chester Dance, but also other NYC based choreographers and companies. This gives local artists a chance to showcase their work in a professional setting, and gives an audience an excellent theater experience while raising money for the fight against breast cancer.
All money raised through kickstarter goes to the actual production of the show. It helps us pay for the rental of the theater for the performance and tech rehearsal, dressing room space, design team for costume and lights, tech crew, front of house staff, and promotional items. All proceeds from ticket sales from the show go to Team Rosemary.
Your support is much appreciated!
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