Members of the Parkview Baptist School Silver Steppers dance team have honored a former member by donating to the nonprofit she inspired.
The dance team members have volunteered at Kelli’s Kloset, a nonprofit that provides free clothing to critically ill women.
The clothes program was started by the parents of Kelli Leigh Richmond, a 2000 Parkview Baptist School graduate and former member of the Silver Steppers.
Two years ago, 30-year-old Richmond lost her battle with stage 3 ovarian cancer. She was 28 when she was diagnosed and underwent a hysterectomy, resection of her colon and removal of several sections of her intestines at Woman’s Hospital.
Throughout her battle with ovarian cancer and chemotherapy, Richmond noticed a difference in the clothing of those around her, a news release said.
Most patients gain and lose weight during treatments and need new clothes. Richmond was concerned that many patients couldn’t afford to purchase new clothes and came up with the idea of Kelli’s Kloset.
Her vision became reality when her mother and father helped launch Kelli’s Kloset on June 7.
PBS Silver Steppers have donated their time to Kelli’s Kloset by sorting clothing and shoes that were donated, and also helped customers that came into the store.
Kelli’s Kloset, 4560 North Blvd., is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.