In 1987, Mike Haley asked Patti to be his dance partner and taught her everything he could in the four months leading up to their first competition. Patti learned quickly how much she enjoyed performing in front of admiring audiences. Their 6 foot plus statures allowed them to move with a wonderful grace and beauty. They spent five years dancing and collecting numerous titles until they retired and began long and successful teaching, performing and judging careers. They were among the first to offer VHS instructional dance videos in the late 80s and early 90s. In 1995, Patti began devoting her time and energy to fund raising for Multiple Sclerosis Society under the name Dance Because You Can! Patti has raised over a million dollars so far for MS, and she continues to support MS projects today. She is grateful for all the support she’s received and the friendships she’s made over the years.