Things We Are Smiling About

The 6th annual Spread the Smile Event

2016 Spread the SmileThe 6th annual “Keep the Smile Alive” day of dance was held on April 10, 2016. Professional choreographers as well as friends of Katie’s, Dionna PridGeon and David Fonseca inspired and trained 122 urban and suburban area dancers during a day of dance.

The evening show again featured many Chicago area professional and student dancers. This amazing show was again held at the historic and beautiful Athenaeum Theatre in the heart of Chicago. A silent auction was held again this year with proceeds from the entire event benefiting the Katie Lunn Keep the Smile Alive Memorial fund, a 501 (c) 3 charitable foundation. Eric Bramlett again produced and displayed an amazing video which showed how some of the funds from the foundation have benefitted local Chicago organizations.


A huge thank you to the choreographers, the student, the performers, the audience and to the amazing volunteers, and to Jessie Young Novak for her love for Katie and for organizing this event for the 6th year. With the help of the “Smile” committee this event continues to bring the love for Katie and the joy of dance to the forefront.2016 silent auction2016 Spread the Smile committee


2016 Spread the Smile group

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