First, I'm glad to say the donations are still coming in online at www.nca.llsevent.org/hminitrez - I truly appreciate the support I and my team have gotten so far.
Secondly, the very first big event we held - a board break-a-thon at my martial arts school - was a success! Nearly $1000 has come in so far!
I am also happy to report our calendar is filling up with some great fundraising events that I think you'll enjoy taking part in!
Here's a rundown:
25 April 09 - Ultimate Warrior Challenge at George Mason University's Patriot Center 6 pm - ? We'll have a donation table set up! Come see some great mixed martial arts action and visit our table and donate! Visit www.uwcmma.com for more info on ticket prices, fight card, etc.
2 May 09 - TigerDen Martial Arts Championship, 20789 Great Falls Plaza Potomac Falls, VA 20165 Sterling VA, 10 am - 3 pm. We'll have a donation table set up, we'll be doing raffles, selling goodies, you name it. Also, we'll have two special guests - Leukemia survivors - who are only 6 and 8 years old who will be on hand to meet the crowd. People will see first hand where the money they donate goes :o)
5 May 09 - Silver Diner Kids' Night, 14375 Smoketown Rd, Woodbridge, VA. We have signed up to "Run the Diner," our Team Triple H will be on site, seating people, serving food and manning a donation table. Additionally, Silver Diner has asked me to bring some of my Tae Kwon Do students to demonstrate for the patrons. This will be a fun event! Come out, enjoy a meal and know that part of the proceeds from your dinner will go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!
9 May 09 - Bill "Superfoot" Wallace martial arts seminar hosted by my friend Tarek Hussein's Capitol Martial Arts school, Rockville MD. Tarek has been kind enough to invite me and my students to participate in the seminar, taught by a true martial arts legend - 6 time UNDEFEATED WORLD Kickboxing champ Bill "Superfoot Wallace." Additionally, Tarek is allowing us to set up a donation table there. So martial artists - come learn from the best AND make a donation! Email me or Tarek for details.
31 May 09 - It's a Jewelry Party! Think Tupperware party, only for jewelry! Reserve the day, Sunday the 31st, from 4 - 6 pm. Proceeds from sales will benefit LLS! Location TBD, but very likely will be held at TigerDen Martial Arts, 1995 Daniel Stuart Square, Woodbridge VA
Thank you all again for being part of this great cause. Everytime I meet a survivor or someone who lost someone to this terrible illness, I get fired up even more to raise more money to find a cure! Join me and donate today! I know times are tough, but as my friend and Leukemia survivor Ms. Joanna Dunn says, "It's too expensive not to donate." Some of these cancer victims truly need your monetary support! Contribute today at www.nca.llsevent.org/hminitrez
Thanks so much, and bless you all.