Shannon Thompson has used her birthday as a platform for the past 4 years to give to those in need.
She plans elaborate dance parties that can accommodate hundreds of people who purchase tickets and take part in a raffle.
One year she gave to the Haiti earthquake relief effort after raising 3-thousand dollars.
This year is a more personal one. Thompson's niece died from cancer so she is giving the proceeds to an 18 year old with the disease.
"I'm very happy with it being less and less about me, and more and more about our community and about whoever we're benefiting with the funds," says Thompson.
Anyone can attend Shanon's birthday... for all the details visit www.BirthdayBenefit.org