The Heart of Bellydance

In support of the Jessica Collins fund

In Memory of Jessica Collins

We were all shocked and saddened when we learned one of our sisters in belly dance, Ada Collins, lost her daughter Jessica suddenly after going into the hospital with shortness of breath. The medical staff believe she went into cardiac arrest from an enlarged heart.

Because of this tragic event we have come together as a group of belly dancers from the Portland/Vancouver metro area to form a charity group known as The Heart of Bellydance. It is our hope to raise money for the Collins family to support them in their time of need and grief.

Our webmaster Nicole Byrne Schmidt has set up a special donation area in her PayPal account until we get our own account finalized. If you would like to donate to the Jessica Collins Fund please see the PayPal donation page.

Young Champions heart screening at PeaceHealth

Young Champions is a program providing advanced heart screenings for student athletes in Clark County, sponsored by PeaceHealth Southwest’s Heart and Vascular Center and the Quinn Driscoll Foundation.

Registration is required. To schedule a student heart screening, register online or call 360.514.7755. Screenings at PeaceHealth Southwest (First floor, Firstenburg Tower, 400 NE Mother Joseph Place, Vancouver, WA 98664) are $50, which includes a $25 donation to support future screening events in our community.