Spotlight on Life
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Saturday, January 21

Milwaukee Hilton City Center

509 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203

Whether you're a lover of ballroom, hip-hop, salsa or swing, you won't want to miss a move at the National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin's Spotlight on Life event. Transplant and donation procurement professionals from throughout Wisconsin compete on the dance floor to promote organ, tissue, and eye donation and raise money for the National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin's free supportive programs.

Each dancer represents a different transplant or donation organization that the National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin works with throughout the year to offer educational programs and public awareness campaigns for not only kidney disease but also all other chronic organ, tissue, and eye diseases and conditions.  Money is raised for the National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin by voting for the individual dancers through donations of $5 or more. Each $5 donation represents one vote.

VOTE for one or more of the dancers who have volunteered their time to take professional dance lessons donated by the Fred Astaire Dance Studios to ‘step into the Spotlight’ to bring attention to the critical need for organ, tissue and eye donation. Voting can be done online before or during the event through the use of the BidPal website. Before you can vote/donate you must take a few minutes to set up an account and designate a method of payment. Then START VOTING for your favorite dancer! Or support the mission of the National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin by selecting Destination Donation. The dancer with the most votes will win the People’s Choice award.

The music in the air might sound different for each dancer, but their purpose is the same – SAVE LIVES or IMPROVE LIFE for those living with chronic disease or conditions.

An evening of dancing, rivalry and fun!
5:30pm Meet the Judges Reception
Just back from representing Donate Life America in the Rose Bowl Parade, Judges Derek Mosley (transplant recipient) and JoAnn Eiring (living donor) will join Fred Astaire Dance Studios Co-National Dance Director, Stephen Knight as this year’s Judging Panel.

6:30pm DINNER
A gourmet 3-course dinner with dessert and champagne toast are included in the ticket price.

7:30pm  Dance Battle and Live Streaming begins (CST)
7 transplant and donation professionals dancing to raise awareness for organ, tissue and eye donation along with raising money for the National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin. Awards presented for most votes/donations, best performance and best spirit.

8:45pm  Champagne Toast to the Winner

Download the Guest Info Guide for event details.

Start Voting for Your Favorite Dancer Today!

The dancer with the most votes wins the People's Choice Award
It's as easy as 1, 2, 3!
And, all contributions are fully tax-deductible.

  1. Go to
  2. Click the VOTE NOW button
  3. Vote for your favorite dancer/organization!
    Remember: Every $5 donated = 1 vote supporting organ, tissue and eye donation!

For more detailed instructions for using the BidPal voting site click here.

The 2017 Spotlight Dancers Are . . .

Aurora Health Care - Kathleen Sprenger
BloodCenter of Wisconsin - Bailey Heiting, RN, BSN
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin - Kimberly Gunn
Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin - Jamie Killian, RN, CCRN
Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin - Allison Driggett
RTI Donor Services - Spencer Holten
UW Health Transplant Program - Fanny Delebecque
Destination Donation - Want to support organ, tissue and eye donation? CONTRIBUTE HERE

Cast a vote for your favorite dancer by donating $5, $10 for 2 votes, $25 for 5 votes. . .  Simply click on your favorite dancer’s name to go to their individual voting site and cast your votes TODAY! The dancer with the most votes/money raised wins the People's Choice Award.

Other Awards
Champion Awards
There are three awards associated with this award, Champion, First Runner Up and Second Runner Up. These winners will be determined by the three guest judges.

Heart and Soul Award
This award goes to the dancer whose participation throughout the competition has shown spirit and true dedication to organ, tissue, and eye donation as determined by the National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin.


Step-by-step directions for using the BidPal website.

Voting is conducted before and during the event, through the use of the BidPal website. Whether you vote before and/or during the event, there are a few simple steps you must take to be able to vote - an account needs to be set up, and a credit card and a mobile phone number need to be designated for your voting/donating. You can vote as many times as you like and for as many dancers/organizations as you like.

The steps for setting up an account are as follows:
Go to the BidPal site at

Click on the Register button located on the right side within the orange menu bar. Fill in all of the information requested. The phone number must be a mobile number so that you can use your phone to place votes/donate the evening of the event. Then click “Save & Login”. You will be returned to the initial Welcome page.

You are currently logged in. Click on the Profile button that now appears in the upper right corner of the orange menu bar. Scroll down the page to Credit Card Information and click “Register Card”. Fill in the required information to designate the credit card you will be using to donate and vote. Then click “Save”.

You are now ready to cast your votes for the dancer and/or transplant or donation service provider of your choice. Start by hovering over the word Donate in the menu bar and then clicking on Money. Find the dancer or service provider you want to vote for, click on their name and start voting. Click on the amount you want to donate. Each $5 donated represents 1 vote. If you want to vote for another dancer or organization, simply use the previous item and next item buttons at the top of the voting window to find the dancer or organization of your choice.

Whenever you want to vote again, log in, hover over Donate and click on Money, select your desired dancer or service provider and vote again. 


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