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Spotlight on Life Gala

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A Spotlight on Donation

The National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin (NKFW) created Spotlight on Life in 2011. Today, it has grown to be an annual tradition between Fred Astaire Dance Studios and the NKFW of dance, collaboration, and fun-spirited competition. Spotlight on Life celebrates the lives that have been saved or enhanced through transplantation, donors who have given the gift of life, and underscores the 2,249 Wisconsin families who are still waiting for their loved ones to receive a critical life-saving transplant. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, January 25, 2020, 7 p.m. CST at the Marriott Milwaukee West, and will be live streamed here for those that can’t attend.

Combining dancing, rivalry, and fun, Spotlight on Life is a unique gala celebration of the gift of life. Representatives from organ procurement organizations, tissue banks, transplant hospitals, and other related organizations take professional dance lessons from FADS professionals and compete toe-to-toe on the dance floor. Guests enjoy a gourmet dinner, dance competition, and after party. Every guest has the opportunity to vote for their favorite dancer by making a donation. Every $1 donated equals 1-vote. Most votes will win the “People’s Choice” award.