BELFAST -Your Birthday is all about you, but there's one Camden woman who is making it about giving back.
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
Andrew joined the WVII ABC 7 and WFVX FOX 22 News team in June of 2012. Since a young child he always wanted to pursue a career in Broadcast Journalism, and is honored to start his journey in Eastern Maine. He enjoys nothing more than meeting the members of the community and sharing their stories with our viewers.
Raised in Houston, Texas, Andrew graduated from Suffolk University located in Boston, Massachusetts where he majored in Communications. Before moving up to the Pine Tree State, Andrew was a student reporter for The Morning Show on New England Cable News (NECN).
When not in the newsroom, Andrew enjoys volunteering at the Bangor Humane Society. You can see him there at least once a week interacting with many of the dogs. He also enjoys cooking, reading, watching his favorite movies, and going to the gym.
Make sure to say hi when you see him on the streets, and mention Finding Nemo (his favorite movie) if you want some brownie points!