What's Good? RAISING MONEY FOR MBC RESEARCH WHILE HAVING FUN! This newsletter is all about our two signature fundraising events - The Scoops Challenge and The Cancer Beat! The Cancer Beat Tickets are LIVE today here! AND... the $250 VIP tix and $100 General Admission tix are on sale for early birds ($225 and $80) through July 15th!! THIS WILL SELL OUT AGAIN THIS YEAR SO DO NOT DELAY! My pal, comedian Christine O'Leary, and I will co-host and supply lots of laughs as we kick off the VIP program and honor the incredibly powerful life of the one in a trillion Beth Caldwell, mom, wife, civil rights attorney, and badass MBC advocate - who died from MBC this past year. She is the reason The Cancer Couch exists. She was the first person I met (through our pal Kim Forde of Fordeville Diaries) when I was first diagnosed. In one phone call - she lit a fire in me to change the landscape, narrative, and funding for breast cancer that still burns to this day. The night will continue with a concert by the uber cool and funky G.Love & Special Sauce and end with one lucky chance drawing winner scoring a 5 star trip to Italy! No pressure, but last year's winner of the Paris trip did take moi :) Just sayin'. Additional chance drawing opportunities, keeping with the theme of the night Live, Laugh and G.Love, will come available in August on the event webpage. Teaser - A trip to LA (flights donated by Jetblue! and 2 Green Room passes to Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!) Please consider placing an ad for this event or being a corporate or individual sponsor or underwriter! Check out the Facebook Page with sizzle reel from last year, sponsor shout outs, and more info!
There are so many people I need and want to thank that I actually can not even keep track. I truly cannot. The number of people that have stepped up to help with so many things is astounding and I know I will not be able to properly thank you all but let me try to begin with the people who made the Six Ice Scream Scoops Challenges happen! These were held on or near the last day of school this year as an incredibly fun and successful way for kids and communities to get involved and support this cause. In total, with the match that comes with all of our donations, over $141,000 was raised for MBC research! Thank you to the wonderful ice cream shops who hosted these challenges, Saugatuck Sweets, Sweets Claudes, Valhalla Village Creamery & Sweet Shop, Weir's Ice Cream, and The Ford Motor Company - Warriors in Pink Program - our marketing sponsor, and Belfor who sponsored our two NY events! In addition to me getting to practice my stand up routine while em-ceeing the Fairfield and Cheshire events, I had so much fun watching these kids smile, laugh, and let loose for 3 minutes to chow down on ice cream and kick off summer for a good cause! Contact us to host a stand in your town or school next year! We are able to accommodate any allergy and kids can even bring their own treats - fruit based, dairy-free, whatever you like. It's the cause that counts and teaching kids that philanthropy can be fun. Check out this sizzle reel (from our friend Tim Kerr at Albatross Production) to see a Scoops Challenge in action, with our fab DJ Peter G, and just a few of the incredible photos at the bottom of page captured from the events - most by our incredible photographer Lisa Garcia
A GIGANTIC THANK YOU TO the amazing people who made these events happen: Susan Beaudwin, my sisters Vivian Ciampi & Paula Cunningham, Lisa Laudico, Amanda Fredricks Nokes & Jennifer DeLillo from Belfor, Vicki Swanson, and Danielle Richlin!
Thank you so very much to my beloved buddies who worked the Fairfield SS Volunteers: Sarah Bierman, Jennifer Royal, Stephanie Gervasi, Tricia Eastman, Alexa Hiza, Nicole Chiravuri, Nicole & Ella Bross, Maura Brum, Kyla Ricci, Claudia Mounsey Lau, Christina Como, and Suzanne O'Neill!
...the amazing first time! Staples and Westport SS Volunteers: Ella Jarvis, Emma Yorkes, Tatiana Bicalho, Sarah McGroaty, Nicole Shapiro, Bridget French, Erin Lynch, Bryn Reilly, Merrimack McCallum, Madison Tamm, Rohan Goswami, Walker and Adam Green, Alex and Anthony Laudico, Karen Amaru, Ginny McGovern, Anne Craig, Charlie Overton, Caroline Barney, Jayne Chu, Max, Morgan, Margot Richlin, Mark & Gina Dilorio, Charli D'Amelio, Julia Leitner, and Kim Riccitelli!!
... and the TROOP of Cheshire Volunteers: Pam & Haley Bingman, Bella, Carina, Colby, DJ, Ellen, Katherine & Zachary Ciampi, Betsy DePaulo, Jen Dominello, Patty Flynn-Harris, Susan Jaramillo, Mary Kilpatrick, Laura Palma, Maricele Riemann, Nicole & Serena Staples, Flavia Cass, Tanny, Carly Larosa, Kristin Kurtz, Brenda & Ryan Downey, Sophie, Sabrina, Jean Kelly, Nev, Allison O'Leary, Janelle Margolis, Kelly, Brooke & Nev Stanziale, Kathy Gentilozzi, Laurie Danaher & Catherine Takizawa!
The NY volunteers from Belfor Restoration led by Amanda Fredricks Nokes and Jennifer DeLillo: Stephan DeLillo, Donna Meyer, David Rizzo, George DeJesus, Peter Sagui, Geoff Miller, Melissa Olsen, and Debra Pearlman!
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH - now go get those cancer beat tickets!!!!