Friday, April 07, 2006

One more reason I love Detroit...

So the initial push is over, methinks. The site is ready to go live, and should launch either today or Monday I'm guessing. I'm just waiting to hear, but it feels like a big weight has lifted, and things are getting back to normal.

Because I am not busy enough, Nicole and I have taken on another thing.

First off, Nicole's sister is doing a three-day walk for breast cancer. Well, not really for it, it's more of a walk against breast cancer. But I digress.

It's the third time she's done it, and the fundraising portion is a big part of it. Sure, the three-day walk is a nice way to show support for a cause, but unless it also channels money to the cause, well you're just walking.

So, in order to help her raise money for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, we're organizing a benefit show. It's really amazing how easy it was to put into motion. I'm sure it will be a lot more work as it gets closer, but to get it going was surprisingly easy.

We just started approaching people, and they said yes. Some people even came to us when they found out what we were doing. It makes me feel good about my friends, and about the whole Detroit scene. People really want to be part of a good thing.

It's going to be at the Belmont. I asked the owner what I needed to do to set up a breast cancer benefit show. His reply? "Just ask me." That's good people.

So anyway, for all of my local peeps, save the date!

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund Benefit
Saturday, June 24
8 PM
The Belmont

Featuring Live Performances by

The Beggars
Battling Siki
The Hotwalls
M Kadath

DJ to be announced
Poetry and spoken word by Gina Minnicuci

Some of those names have been mentioned within my posts before, but they're all great. Check out all the links, they go to their myspace profiles, and you can listen to samples.

It's a great night of music for a great cause, and I'm just honored to be a part of it.


Anonymous said...

Great idea, AlphaRat. Am too far away obviously. But, hope ya have a wonderful event.

tanagrame said...

wish i could attend, but i'll be basking on the beach...

Angeline Rose Larimer said...

Maybe we can be around. I hope you keep reminding your readers. Sounds like a great thing!