Dancing with Chicago Celebrities – Breast Cancer Fundraiser Event

In March, She Beads was involved in a wonderful event downtown Chicago, the Dancing with Chicago Celebrities ‘One in a Million’ Campaign to support Breast Cancer, hosted by Arthur Murray. We were invited thanks to Dina Bair, a She Beads customer who is the founding member of the One in a Million campaign. She is also an Emmy-winner journalist and current anchor on WGN Midday News. The event was impressive: Chicago celebrities out in style, Professional dancers showcasing dances throughout 100 years of movie magic and the stage set in traditional ballroom style with the glamorous feel of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ complete with Judges and audience participation (yes, we got to dance too!). This year’s winners included:

Cortney Hall (WGN Morning News) – the Celebrity Champion
Dan Proft (WLS – AM Radio) – Celebrity MVP (raised the most money of the celebrities)
Drew Nieman (U.S. Equities) – Corporate Challenge Champion
Maggie Zellers (Deloitte Tax LLP) – Corporate Challenge MVP (raised the most money of the corporate sponsors)



Check out Drew’s photos . Do you see his wrist? He is wearing one of our Breast Cancer Charity Bracelets!



The event also included a silent auction, live auction and of course … She Beads!


If you would like more information about the organization or information on next year’s GALA event, go onto the attached website:  http://amdwcc.org/One_in_A_Million_Effort.html


This truly impressive event raised over $100,000 for Breast Cancer research, including our She Beads contribution for all the charity beads sold (remember – 50% of every charity bead sale goes back to the Charity). We have added a small collection of photos of the event for your enjoyment!


If you would like to purchase a Breast Cancer Charity Bracelet – go to our Charity section. And, if you would like more information about getting She Beads involved with your charity/organization, please contact me, Tracey. I would love to help support your cause.


Enjoy the photos!



Tracey Beagarie
Tracey Beagarie


As Charity Director, Tracey has the vision to partner with meaningful charity groups. Charity fundraising and awareness is not only important to our family owned business but to Tracey as well. Tracey volunteers with many charity organizations including the Shed Aquarium, Girl Scouts, and Making Strides for Breast Cancer (only to name a few). And she loves to dance! Tracey is an excellent Latin Dance teacher (Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cha-Cha and Cumbia), along with Steppin’ and Kizomba. ¡Olé!

1 Comment

professor ifeoma okoye
professor ifeoma okoye

September 23, 2014

I am a Professor of Radiology at a Tertiary Institution in Nigeria and i run a number of non-profit organisations. One of them, a cancer NGO is called Breast Without Spot Initiative. I have a recent interest in utilizing examples of roles Celebrities in Developed countries play in leading advocacies and fund raisers for worthy causes, to motivate Nigerian Celebrities to play similar key roles! I was searching to study such examples that i bumped into your activity. I will like Tracey to mentor us in this effort in Nigeria and also to explore areas of collaboration.
My Warm Regards

Professor of Radiology, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria Nsukka,
Consultant Radiologist, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Enugu (UNTH)
Chairperson, Association for Good Clinical Practice in Nigeria (AGCPN) | http://www.agcpng.com
Chairperson, ‘Breast Without Spot’ Initiative | http://www.breastwithoutspot.org
Co-Director Bone Marrow Registry, Nigeria | http://www.bonemarrownigeria.org
Observer to The UICC (Union for International Cancer Control) Board
Cordinator of International Cancer Week In Nigeria (ICW)
African Coordinator of CITI (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative of Univ. Of Miami )
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