Response to Spiteful Note Raises Over $1,000 for FITGirl, Inc.

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Response to Spiteful Note Raises Over $1,000 for FITGirl, Inc.

FITGirl, Inc. ( alongside Michelle Bandur of KETV News was able to get a special message across in August after a mean-spirited note spurred a movement to empower young girls and raise awareness for anti-bullying.

An anonymous viewer mailed KETV’s Michelle Bandur a handwritten card with a $1 bill enclosed. The note said: “Michelle, Please accept this gift and use it wisely. 50 cents for those bags under your eyes and 50 cents for your big, fat nose. You need the help! -A Viewer.”

That dollar has turned into more than $1,000 towards for FITGIRL, Inc. after Bandur posted to her social media accounts asking the public what to do with the dollar bill. The support from the community was overwhelmingly positive and Bandur heard from people who struggled with their own appearances and had similar experiences with being bullied.

With the funds donated, FITGirl, Inc. is able to provide four girls with a scholarship to the 2018 FITGirl, Inc. Campowerment Experience. Bandur and FITGirl, Inc. founder Cheri Dickmeyer started a campaign called Bucks4Bandur to send more girls to camp. Together, they will continue to empower as many girls as possible and continuing to spread this anti-bullying message. If you would like to donate to FITGIRL, Inc in support of the Bucks4Bandur campaign, visit

FITGirl, Inc. is empowering young girls to positively change the way they feel about themselves by introducing them to a variety of wellness activities and positive role models who will help girls develop healthy habits that will set cadence for life. For more information, visit or contact Cheri Dickmeyer at (402) 522-6330 / email