Taylor’s Tale in the News

By Laura Edwards

Cardio Funk for a Cure with Andre Hairston is this Saturday, and Taylor’s Tale has spent the week in the spotlight. We were on WBTV’s News at Noon on Tuesday and the cover story in the South Charlotte Weekly issue that came out today (check it out here). Tomorrow morning, we’re scheduled to appear on Charlotte’s Fox News Rising Friday Dance Party at 7:30.

In the meantime, it’s not too late to burn calories for a great cause. Remember – Saturday @ 10 a.m. in the Myers Park Presbyterian Church gym, located at 2501 Oxford Place. We hope to see you there!

Cardio Funk for a Cure on YouTube

By Laura Edwards

Check out a moving video message from Andre Hairston, host of Cardio Funk for a Cure. Come out to Myers Park Presbyterian Church in Charlotte on Saturday, June 27 at 10 a.m. to support our quest to cure Batten disease. A $10 donation gets you in the door.

Thanks so much to Andre, who has generously given his time and talents and put on an enormous display of compassion in his support of Taylor’s Tale. 


Never Stop Dancing

By Laura Edwards

I went to Andre Hairston’s cardio funk class today for the first time, and I’m already a huge fan! I’m a group exercise novice and wasn’t blessed with great rhythm, but from the time the music started, I couldn’t stop! (To learn more about Andre and his popular cardio funk class, visit www.andrehairston.com.)

Taylor’s Tale is so lucky to have Andre’s support. On Saturday, June 27 at 10 a.m., Andre will offer a special cardio funk class at Myers Park Presbyterian Church in Charlotte to benefit Batten disease research. A $10 donation to Taylor’s Tale gets you in the door.
It doesn’t matter if you’re male or female, young or old. Andre’s calorie-burning dance moves and mix of music styles offer something for everyone. And if you join us for Cardio Funk for a Cure, you won’t just get a great workout – you’ll help us write the happy ending to Taylor’s Tale. It’ll be a morning in the true spirit of T – a girl whose first love is music; a girl who may dance to her own beat but never stops dancing.
RSVP to Cardio Funk for a Cure on Facebook.

Shades of Blue

By Laura Edwards

Whether you bleed light blue, dark blue or some other color of the sporting rainbow, I hope you’ll consider joining Taylor’s Tale for Tip-off for Taylor #2 and the Duke-Carolina men’s basketball rematch on Sunday, March 8. The game starts at 4 p.m., but doors open at 3. The game itself may decide the ACC regular season title, but you can help us score a different kind of victory by supporting our search for a cure.

More than 150 fans of Carolina and NC State came together last month at Blackfinn American Saloon for the first-ever Tip-off for Taylor. This time, our efforts take us to MexiCafé, a great restaurant/bar nestled between the Visulite Theater and NoFo on Elizabeth Ave near uptown Charlotte. Join us for drink specials, raffle prizes and piñata pummeling. Proceeds from the $15 entry fee and $1 raffle/piñata opportunities will help talented Batten disease researchers in their quest for a cure.

For just $15, you’ll get:

  • 1 free drink
  • $2 beers and house margaritas
  • $5 Duke and UNC specialty drinks, Bloody Marys, Bloody Marias and Mimosas
  • $1 raffle opportunities to break the piñata and win prizes







Taylor’s Tale t-shirts and car magnets will also be available for an additional donation, so remember to bring extra cash if you’re interested!

To learn more or to RSVP (not required but definitely a plus!), please contact Megan Talley at mrtalley@novanthealth.org. To learn more about past and future Taylor’s Tale events as well as other ways to support our search for the cure, visit http://www.taylorstale.org/.