Thank You for Committing to Health Equity Through Kim Henderson’s Dancing with the Stars Campaign.

We Are Celebrating the Impact and Continuing to Raise Critical Dollars to Fund Equitable Access to Healthcare in Our Community.

Together We Raised $466,000 of the Record-Breaking $1.28 Million Raised at Charlotte Ballet’s Dancing with the Stars Gala.

Your Support Helped Kim and Maurice Win Charlotte Ballet’s 2022 Dancing with the Stars.

Thank You to Our Supporters.

A note from Kim Henderson:

Thank you for supporting Maurice Mouzon Jr. and me in Charlotte Ballet's 2022 Dancing with the Stars of Charlotte.

You believed in us and the impact we can make together in support of health equity and the arts in Charlotte. You inspired us with your commitment to make a difference. You cheered for our success on one of the most special evenings, and we had the time of our lives.

Together we raised $466,000, and we won the People's Choice Award for the most money raised!

With those dollars, we will make a big difference. Of the $466,000 raised, $233,000 will support the Charlotte Ballet and the other half will directly support the Health Equity Fund at Novant Health to provide our most vulnerable communities with:

  • Community Access and Health Clinics
  • Healthcare on Wheels
  • Community Health Workers
  • Behavioral Health Therapy
  • Workforce Development

Thank you from the bottom of my heart,

Kim

Thank You to Our Sponsors and Partners.

We are incredibly grateful for the sponsors and partners from around Charlotte and beyond who came together to amplify our impact. Your support of health equity will help people in our community receive the care and support they need.

Thank You to Everyone Who Joined Us at the 2022 Charlotte Ballet Gala.

Thank You to Our Community for Joining in the Fun.

You joined Kim and Maurice in bringing awareness to the need to improve health equity in Charlotte by participating in the fun. You joined us at Hornets and Checkers games, voted for the color of Kim’s performance dress and entered our sponsors’ giveaways. Your support and engagement showed your commitment to health equity and helped Kim and Maurice Win the People’s Choice award.

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You Helped Kim and Maurice Win Charlotte Ballet’s 2022 Dancing with the Stars.

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Kim Henderson  

Novant Health
System Chief of Staff
Senior Vice President, Corporate Health
Senior Vice President, Executive Leadership Development

"I was thrilled to take on this endeavor because it was an opportunity to give back to our community in a new and creative way. As many of you know, I have long had a passion for increasing access to care among underserved communities. To continue that commitment, I raised funds for the Health Equity Fund at Novant Health honoring Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown. The fund works to ensure every person gets the healthcare they deserve, no matter their geographic location, race, gender or socioeconomic status. Everyone deserves access to high-quality healthcare, and I danced to help make that a reality across our community."

The Event

Charlotte Ballet’s 2022 Dancing with the Stars of Charlotte event invited local community and corporate leaders to partner with the ballet to raise money for the Charlotte community while showing off their dance moves.

Her Cause

Each pair danced to raise money split equally between the Charlotte Ballet and a chosen nonprofit. With great respect and reverence, Kim dedicated her performance and gift proceeds to the Health Equity Fund at Novant Health honoring the late Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown.

The fund works to ensure every person gets the healthcare they deserve, no matter their geographic location, race, gender or socioeconomic status. Everyone deserves access to high-quality healthcare, and Kim is dancing to help make that a reality across our community.

Your Impact

Every dollar raised by Kim and Maurice counted as a “vote.” They received 466,000 votes and took home the People’s Choice Award for the most money raised. More than $233,000 will go directly to supporting our most vulnerable neighbors by funding community access to health clinics, healthcare on wheels, community healthcare workers and behavioral health therapy through the Health Equity Fund at Novant Health.

Meet Maurice Mouzon Jr., Kim’s Dancing with the Stars Partner.

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Kim's dancing partner was Maurice Mouzon Jr. This is his sixth season with Charlotte Ballet and was his first time participating in Dancing with the Stars.

“We clicked from the start,” Kim said. “This year was his first time competing in Dancing with the Stars. He believed in the campaign, and he helped make an impact in our community. I am incredibly grateful he was my partner.”

“Kim is just a big ball of energy,” Maurice said. “She has the biggest, brightest smile ever, and she was very determined in practice. We kept it fun. We were always laughing.”

Click below to read more about Maurice’s incredible journey to becoming a dancer and how access to the arts helped him discover his passion.

Your Support Provides Our Community Members With Access to the Healthcare They Need.

We Believe Everyone Deserves Access to Quality Care.

We believe access to quality care is a right and should not be dependent on zip code, so Novant Health launched the Health Equity Fund at Novant Health to support strategic initiatives spanning the breadth of healthcare access, housing, education, addiction, mental health, economic development and so much more, including:

Supporting Community Access and Health Clinics

Providing pediatric/adult biometric screening and education, telehealth options, COVID-19 needs and prevention services that help people live long and healthy lives.

Deploying Healthcare on Wheels

Funding mobile health units to provide critical health services and wellness program (e.g., childhood immunization services) to uninsured and underinsured families in our community.

Embedding Community Health Workers (Navigators)

Advocating for neighbors in our most vulnerable communities and connecting them to health and social services such as outreach, community education and informal counseling.

Providing Behavioral Health Therapy

Integrating these critical services in community clinics.

Expanding Workforce Development

Building workforce pipelines that afford gainful employment to residents across Charlotte and supporting internships focusing on underrepresented communities.

Kim and Maurice Danced to Support the Health Equity Fund at Novant Health Honoring Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown.

Ophelia Garmon-Brown, MD, M.Div., was a woman of many gifts and talents, but most of all, Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown served as a steadfast caregiver, champion, and advocate for the health and well-being of underserved Charlotte community members. A board-certified family practitioner, Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown served as SVP and chief community and wellness officer at Novant Health, and impacted many lives in our region and beyond. Through this Health Equity Fund, we have an opportunity to create a brighter future for families and children who reside in Mecklenburg County and continue the legacy, vision and vocation of Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown.  

For those who did not know Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown, her legacy can best be summed up by her own words of wisdom: “We’ve all been placed on this earth to make a difference. We are here, not for ourselves – but we are here for others.”

“What we hope to do with the Health Equity Fund is to be able to bridge gaps for people who are trying very hard to do their best, but they need help.”

Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown

Read More About Our Commitment to Health Equity.

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Last year, Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center Foundation was awarded more than $275,000 in grants to support breast health services in Charlotte, Huntersville, Matthews and Mint Hill markets.

Learn More About Kim and Maurice.

Novant Health’s Kim Henderson Celebrates Big Win for Health Equity in Charlotte.

March 25, 2022

Kim Henderson, Novant Health’s system chief of staff and senior vice president of corporate health, took the stage at Charlotte’s Knight Theater with her dance partner, Maurice Mouzon Jr., as the culmination of months of work — not just in rehearsing for their show-stopping performance, but also in raising funds to support the Charlotte Ballet and the Health Equity Fund at Novant Health.

An Unexpected Path

February 4, 2022

Maurice Mouzon Jr. showed up to his first real dance class in basketball shorts and a T-shirt.

Kim Henderson: Dancing to Support Health Equity

January 3, 2022

In honor of Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown, Kim has chosen to support Novant Health Foundation’s Health Equity Fund in Charlotte’s annual Dancing with the Stars event.

Campaign Updates.

With your commitment and generous support, Kim and Maurice raised $466,000 and won the 2022 Dancing with the Stars People's Choice Award!
On March 5, Kim and Maurice took the stage at the Knight Theater for Charlotte Ballet's Dancing with the Stars and they had the time of their lives!
The lucky winner of the jaw-dropping Roberto Coin hoop earrings given by Fink's Jewelers has been selected and notified!
It’s been an incredible journey over the past three months. We can’t thank our sponsors and generous donors enough for your support of health equity and the arts in Charlotte.
Thank you to everyone who joined us at Fahrenheit to celebrate Kim and Maurice's upcoming performance. A huge thank you to Fahrenheit for donating 10% of Thursday's sales to support health equity and the arts in Charlotte.
Thank you, Lowe's, for partnering with Kim Henderson and Novant Health to make a difference in the health equity of our community.
It's the final week before Kim Henderson and Maurice Mouzon Jr. take the stage for Charlotte Ballet's Dancing with the Stars.
Join Kim Henderson and Maurice Mouzon Jr. at Fahrenheit on Thursday, March 3 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Thank you, Fink's Jewelers, for hosting a fun shopping event yesterday evening in support of Kim and Maurice’s Dancing with the Stars campaign.
This is your opportunity to win a pair of 18 karat white gold, 3.43 carat diamond Roberto Coin hoop earrings. Every $50 donation Feb. 22 through March 3 will be entered to win.
We are excited to announce Raspberry + Acai is the winner for Kim's performance dress color!
"You never know what you're capable of until you push yourself. That has been the key thing for me: Never doubt yourself because you never know what you can do.” — Maurice Mouzon Jr.
Thank you, Trane Technologies, for supporting health equity and the arts in our community. Your generosity will improve our community’s access to healthcare opportunities.
We are proud to announce an exciting partnership with Fink's Jewelers to support Kim Henderson and Maurice Mouzon Jr.
Meet Maurice Mouzon Jr., the performer set to take the stage with Novant Health’s Kim Henderson at Charlotte Ballet’s Dancing with the Stars competition.
Charlotte Checkers fans joined Kim Henderson, supporting health equity and the arts in Charlotte.
Kim and Maurice raised awareness of the importance of health equity at the Hornets game on January 30.
AHA Sparkling Water is partnering with Kim Henderson to make an impact towards health equity in the Charlotte community.
You don’t have to know much about the world of dance to know about Misty Copeland.
My adventure preparing for Charlotte Ballet’s Dancing with the Stars is fun, rewarding and exciting! It’s also stretching me far outside my comfort zone.
Kim Henderson is honoring the legacy of Dr. Garmon Brown and her impact towards health equity in the Charlotte community through Dancing with the Stars.
“I believe the Health Equity Fund is central to the mission of Novant Health. Everyone deserves access and equity in healthcare.”
– Kim Henderson
Learn about how Kim Henderson is making an impact towards health equity and the arts in Charlotte.
Your chance to make an impact on health equity and the arts in Charlotte is here!
Kim Henderson and Maurice Mouzon Jr. wearing formal attire and posing in front of a Christmas tree

Kim Meets Her Dancing Partner, Maurice

Charlotte Ballet hosted a meet and greet for stars to meet their dance partners at the home of Dr. Jerry and Midge Barron on Nov. 30.

Novant Health Announces Kim Henderson is Dancing with the Stars of Charlotte.

Kim Will Dance to Support Health Equity.

Dec. 15, 2021

Kim Henderson welcomes a challenge. She serves as system chief of staff and senior vice president of corporate health at Novant Health. She is active in a variety of philanthropic organizations, serving on the boards of multiple organizations, coordinating major fundraising events and mentoring the next generation of women leaders.

By any measure, hers is a full plate. But it didn’t stop Kim from tackling her latest opportunity: Dancing with the Stars (DWTS) of Charlotte.

Charlotte’s annual DWTS event brings together seven community and corporate leaders to raise funds for the Charlotte Ballet and a local charitable organization of their choice. Kim has chosen to support the Health Equity Fund at Novant Health honoring Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown.

Kim isn’t a total stranger to dance. She took ballet classes until the eighth grade and tried ballroom — once. But in the competition, she saw an opportunity to support two causes she cares about deeply — the arts and health equity — and to have a lot of fun in the process.

“For two decades, I have been both a team member at Novant Health and an active supporter of the arts community in Charlotte,” Kim said. “Dancing with the Stars is an opportunity to bring these two passions together and an incredible honor.”

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Supporting The Health Equity Fund at Novant Health Honoring Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown.

The Health Equity Fund was born of the belief that every person deserves the chance to be healthy. However, a range of social and economic gaps can make good health hard to achieve or maintain. The purpose of the health equity initiative is to help close those gaps.

“I believe the Health Equity Fund is central to the mission of Novant Health,” Kim said. “We work to ensure every person gets the healthcare they deserve, no matter where you live, your race, your gender. Everyone deserves access and equity in healthcare.”

The Health Equity Fund supports strategic initiatives around healthcare access, housing, education, addiction, mental health, economic development and more. Cornerstones of the initiative include supporting greater access to vital health screenings and prevention services, funding mobile health units to provide critical services to uninsured and underinsured families, embedding more community health workers into our communities, providing behavioral healthcare and therapy, and expanding workforce development.

Kim is dedicating her DWTS performance and gift proceeds in honor of the late Ophelia Garmon-Brown, MD, M.Div. Dr. Garmon-Brown was a board-certified family practitioner and senior vice president and chief community and wellness officer at Novant Health who impacted many lives in the Charlotte region and beyond before she passed away in 2021. Supporting the Health Equity Fund provides an opportunity to create a brighter future for families and children in Mecklenburg County and push forward the legacy and vision of Dr. Garmon-Brown.

“My goal in this competition is to do the most good possible for our community. That’s what really fuels my fire and excitement for this opportunity,” Kim said.

Superstars With Superpowers.

Kim comes to the DWTS challenge with a powerful team at her side. They are all dedicated to supporting each other to make this experience a resounding success for everyone involved.

“Everybody helping support this initiative is a superstar with a superpower,” Kim said. “They are bringing their unique skill sets to the table, remaining focused on our commitment to the Health Equity Fund and having fun every step of the way.”

Kim recently met her partner, Maurice Mouzon, Jr., which only served to elevate her excitement and readiness for this journey.

“We clicked from the start,” she said. “It’s his first year participating in Dancing with the Stars. He believes in the campaign, and he’s excited to make a big impact in our community. I could not be more thrilled with the pairing.”

Your Gift Supports Remarkable Care.

Join us in providing access to remarkable care to all through the Health Equity Fund at Novant Health Honoring the late Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown. Your generous contribution gives members of our community access to the lifesaving care they need.

Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown