It’s A Jungle Out There Benefits Cheer 4 Your Life
By Cynthia Smoot Photography by Kevin Kazadi
THE SCENE: The 4th Annual It’s A Jungle Out There benefit featuring “jungle chic attire” recently took place at the Deep Ellum Art Company. Former contestants from the hit TV shows Survivor, Amazing Race, Big Brother, and American Ninja Warrior gathered to raise funds for Cheer 4 Your Life. Dallas media personalities Bret Mega from Hot Hits 93.3 and Brian Glenn of KEXB 620 AM radio also lent their names to the cause.
THE VIBE: Missy Payne, who finished in third place on season 29 of Survivor: San Juan del Sur shared how she walked away with a million-dollar idea to create Cheer 4 Your Life. Several C4YL teen beneficiaries lent their talents to the evening’s entertainment: Kyndall Ash and Lacy Brent performed an original dance number choreographed by sister Layla Brent (alumni of C4YL), Jamilla Johnson sang an original song, and Sarah Seye, Mikaela Weiss and Brianna Woods performed a routine with cheerleading stunts and gymnastics.
THE CAUSE: Cheer 4 Your Life empowers, inspires and motivates youth by giving them a chance to defy their own limits. The organization helps teens pursue their passions and provides emotional support to help them stay focused on education and accomplish their goals.