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The Dixie Evans Week

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Organizer: The Dixie Evans Week Committee Beneficiary: Dixie Evans

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We want to thank the community for coming together to donate their time, love, energy and performances to Dixie Evans. As you know, we lost our beloved Dixie Evans on August 3rd, 2013. Because of all of you, Dixie Evans Week was a successful week in August 2013 honoring the memory and celebrating the life of one of our most cherished legends of burlesque. Over 50 live performances and almost 100 classes were conducted internationally during Dixie Evans Week. All the funds you all helped raise through online funding, live shows and classes have been used to cover the existing costs of outstanding medical bills and her memorial celebration, with the remainder going towards Dixie's final accommodations at the Westwood Cemetery.

We did it! We reached our funding goal and will now be able to provide Dixie Evans with an everlasting monument at Westwood Cemetery, as grand as her legacy in life and burlesque. Together, our community of performers, friends and fans raise $41,200 to honor and celebrate Dixie's life and passion for burlesque. Dixie Evans Week brought over 50 shows, events and classes literally all over the world, all in the name of Dixie Evans. And though we are putting Dixie to rest, we will continue to celebrate her legacy for eternity.

We thank you for your continued support, and we know that Dixie will be with us in spirit as we continue to celebrate her life.

With love,

The Dixie Evans Week Committee

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FAQ 

Q: How can I help? 
A: Please make a donation to our funding site and encourage your friends, fans and social network to contribute as well. 

Q: What will these funds be used for? 
A:.  So far funds raised have been used to cover the existing costs of outstanding medical bills and a memorial. The remaining funds and the donations from this final push will purchase Dixie a forever home in Westwood Cemetery, near Marilyn Monroe.

Q: Where will the funds go? 
A: All funds raised go into a bank account overseen by Dixie's legal council, Marquis, Aurbach and Coffing to be used only for the purposes listed above.

Q: Can I send cards or flowers to her family? 
A: We ask that you donate directly here to this You Caring Page in lieu of flowers. 
Her family will receive any cards sent to:
Dixie Mary Evans 
P.O. Box 1437 
Las Vegas, NV 89125 

Q: I have in-kind donations or items of value to donate to the cause, what can I do? 
A: How about an Ebay Auction and donating the funds to our www.youcaring.com fund drive?

Q: I would like to throw an event in her honor, what do I do? 
A: Please email Angie@pontanisisters.com

Q: Who are the Dixie Evans Week Committee members
A: The Dixie Evans Week Committe is a diverse volunteer team of burlesque performers, producers, educators and writers, Angie Pontani, Baby Doe von Stroheim, David Bishop, Dr. Lucky, Jo Boobs Weldon, Kitten deVille, Michelle Baldwin & Shoshana Portnoy

Q: How can I help spread the word? 
A: Be sure to follow us and share our Facebook page www.facebook.com/dixieevansweek, post to Twitter, send to your mailing lists, announce the drive at your shows, and do whatever you can to get the word out!

Q: Are contributions tax-deductable?
A: Donations made to Dixie Evans Week are not tax-deductible because you are not giving directly to a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a government issued EIN Tax ID #

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05/13/2014
by The Dixie Evans Week Committee
Hello friends, 

We would like to extend a sincere and heartfelt thank you to the performers, producers, fans and friends of Dixie Evans that contributed both financially as well as to those who donated time and performances to Dixie Evans Week at the over 30 shows in Dixie’s honor!  Dixie was elated by the idea of having a week dedicated to her, and she was overwhelmed and excited to see how many people remembered and cared enough to donate to help her at such a difficult time.  

After her passing, we who carry on her memory were humbled by the continued giving that helped finalize her medical expenses and secure a place for her where fans can come reflect and celebrate her life for years to come.  With the funds raised we were able to hold a beautiful memorial for Dixie in Las Vegas on September 1st, 2013.  We were thankful to have the opportunity to join with friends and family to honor Dixie’s memory.  In addition, we were able to pay some outstanding medical bills as well as secure Dixie's everlasting resting place at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in California where she will forever rest near her idol Marilyn Monroe and Bettie Page.  We are currently working to set a date in August where we will place Dixie’s ashes in a ceremony at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery.  When our plans our finalized we will be sure to share the information with all of you so that everyone can visit with Dixie and pay respects.

Once again, on behalf of myself and Dixie’s sister Betty, her nieces & nephews, we want to take this opportunity to say thank you for honoring Dixie and helping us to  provide her with an everlasting memorial!

Luke

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01/31/2014
by The Dixie Evans Week Committee
We did it! We reached our funding goal and will now be able to provide Dixie Evans with an everlasting monument at Westwood Cemetery, as grand as her legacy in life and burlesque. Together, our community of performers, friends and fans raise $41,200 to honor and celebrate Dixie's life and passion for burlesque. Dixie Evans Week brought over 50 shows, events and classes literally all over the world, all in the name of Dixie Evans. And though we are putting Dixie to rest, we will continue to celebrate her legacy for eternity.
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01/23/2014
by The Dixie Evans Week Committee
We have 9 days to go and just a little over $3,000 left to collect!! Thank you all for helping to spread the word!
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01/19/2014
by The Dixie Evans Week Committee
We just need to raise just under $4,000 to reach our goal!!! Thank you all for your donations thus far! We are getting closer!
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01/18/2014
by The Dixie Evans Week Committee
We are only a little over $3,000 to reach our goal! Thank you all so much for your support!!
XOXO the Dixie Evans Week Committee
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08/04/2013
by The Dixie Evans Week Committee
With the passing of Dixie Evans on August 3rd, 2013, Dixie Evans Week will now become a week of honoring the memory and celebrating the life of one of our most cherished legends, Dixie Evans.  All funds raised during Dixie Evans Week through online funding, live shows and classes will be used to cover the existing costs of outstanding medical bills and preparations for Dixie's final accommodation. Please be patient with us while we re-evaluate our new funding goal; updates will be posted onwww.dixieevansweek.com as well as on her You Caring site.  We thank you for your continued support, and we know that Dixie will be with us if not in body in spirit as we celebrate her life.

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08/03/2013
by The Dixie Evans Week Committee
Dixie Evans week in Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jk-russ/artburlesquefashion-fusio_b_3652652.html
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07/29/2013
by The Dixie Evans Week Committee
Pin Curl Magazine features Dixie Evan's Week!!
http://pincurlmag.com/dixie-evans
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07/21/2013
by The Dixie Evans Week Committee
Dixie loves getting postcards and lettters in the mail!
Let's Shower her with mail for her birthday month!
Send something today!!

Dixie Evans
P.O. Box 1437
Las Vegas, NV 89125

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07/15/2013
by The Dixie Evans Week Committee
We are thrilled to have 22 confirmed shows for Dixie Evans week already in production! But remember, an important part of our funding is also going to come from our online drive! Join us today and help us help Dixie!
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07/09/2013
by The Dixie Evans Week Committee
Have you joined our Facebook Group? Stay up on all the shows, classes and news!! Updated Daily!
https://www.facebook.com/DixieEvansWeek
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