WE DON'T WANT A FLAME, WE WANT A FIRE!
LESLIE'S WEEK resource partners are an important link to our Stage 4 Breast Cancer families. They are faces who welcome our families when they arrive. Their spirit of kindness and hospitality organize and support the events for LESLIE'S WEEK. These wonderful people and partners are indespensible in every cause.
The Gilda’s Club Nashville creates welcoming communities of free support for everyone impacted by all types of cancer. Their program is an essential complement to medical care, providing networking and support groups, mind-body workshops and education. This organization provides the highest quality of social and emotional support with a network of 50 local affiliates and 100 satellite locations.
LESLIE'S WEEK welcomes the Partnership of the Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. This show originated in 1992 at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas. It opened in Branson, MO in 1994 and in 1997 established the benchmark for what the Smoky Mountain area is today, quality entertainment for the entire family. Their awards include “2001-2014 show of the year”, “Best Live Country Show in America” and “Best Show in the Smokies” and a multimillion dollar 1500 seat theater with two giant video screens.
A trip to Dollywood while in Pigeon Forge, TN is a must! This great attraction has been recognized as one of the world's best theme parks, offering thrilling rides, award-winning live shows, delicious restaurants, seasonal festivals and much more. The Dollywood theme park has bone-rattling roller coasters, such as the Wild Eagle, Barnstormer, Thunderhead, and Mystery Mine. There are plenty of rides for little ones that guarantee a great time. Their FireChaser Express roller-coaster is the first of its kind in the nation: a dual-launch family coaster that is a fireman-themed ride. Dollywood and all Dollywood themed attractions are designed for family FUN!
Dixie Stampede is an extraordinary dinner show with thirty-two magnificent horses and riders. Their daring feats of trick riding and competition, pitting North against South in a friendly and fun rivalry is thrilling to watch. Enjoy a barrel full of music, dancing, special effects and family friendly comedy. Celebrate as the North and South join together in a patriotic salute of Red, White and Blue featuring COLOR ME AMERICA, written and recorded by Dolly.
Imerman Angels is based on the belief that no one should have to fight cancer alone without support. At 26 years old, Jonny Imerman was diagnosed with testicular cancer and began his fight against the disease. In 2003 Jonny founded Imerman Angels. Through their matching process they partner anyone seeking cancer support with a Mentor Angel. The Angels are cancer survivors or a survivor’s caregiver. They are the same age, and gender, and have faced the same type of cancer. They collaborate as they mentor.
The AAMC Breast Center has partnered with LESLIE'S' WEEK to identify Stage 4 Breast Cancer Mothers and their Families for our LESLIE'S WEEK "Fun and Happiness" vacation in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and other rersorts. The AAMC DeCesaris Cancer Institute and the AAMC Breast Center are nationally recognized and accredited with state-of-the-art, least-invasive procedures and treatment using the latest medical technologies. They awarded their 2014 Fire and Soul award to Sandra Gunn / Leslie's Week. This is annual award is bestowed upon an individual or organization who positively impacts cancer.
The SHAGBARK COMMUNITY is a Home Base for our families who come to our Smoky Mountain vacation experience. It is a private gated community only minutes from Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and the Smoky Mountain National Park. Shagbark's 1300 acres include woodlands, foothill ridges, meadows, waterfalls, creeks, and spectacular views for its 245 homes. The Shagbark clubhouse, swimming pool, and tennis courts are a gathering place. Wildlife abounds in this mountain setting; Black Bear, Raccoons, Wild Turkeys, and other critters that delight our visitors!
Dollywood's Splash Country features more than 23 water adventure slides and thrill rides - from the daring drops of RiverRush and Big Bear Plunge to the twisting turns of the Mountain Scream body slide ride. Toss in two interactive children's playground areas, the Cascades and Little Creek Falls, with family fun activities for everyone.