#Providenciales, June 4, 2019 – Turks and Caicos – Over the years, more than 250 fathers and daughters have participated in the Dance with Cinderella which is hosted by Nutrition in Demand and founder, Tamika Handfield explained that it is designed to strengthen the bond between fathers and their daughters.
“It allows daughters to see their dads in a light, goofy environment; not always being the disciplinarian. And it allows dads to interact with their daughters on his terms (with no mom interference) and allows him to show his daughter how she should expect to be treated by her future husband.”
Tamika Handfield, days ahead of Dance with Cinderella told Magnetic Media that for her, this event is personal.
“I was not raised with my biological father in my life and while my grandfather loved me and did what was necessary financially, there was never a close relational bond. I always wondered what that was like – for a girl to be close with her dad. I decided I would do what I could to prevent another girl growing up with that void. Our story is never only about us; so this is where the idea of having an event just for fathers and their daughters originated.”
Dance with Cinderella was started in 2014 and is an outing for daughters to become glamourous little princesses who are escourted by their dashing dads; the evening is always magical and includes dinner, games, prizes, giveaways and cash bar.
The 2019 event will be held at the Palms Resort on Saturday June 8 from 6:30-9:30pm; and is also a fundraiser.
“Funds raised during this event go toward helping with our summer camp, Kid Fit; an exercise program just for children, our upcoming community garden and a new afterschool program we would like to start in the Fall.”
Mrs. Handfield said father figures are also welcomed to come with their daughters and multiple daughters have a chance to dance with their fathers.
“We understand that for whatever reason, some girls do not have their fathers in their lives. Therefore, men who play the role of father figure in a girl’s life are more than welcomed.”
Tickets are $75 for father and one daughter and $40 for additional daughters. Call 649-442-3978 for your tickets.