I'm pretty frazzled these days. As of a couple weeks ago, I'm organizing a fundraiser for the earthquake victims in Haiti.
The event is Feb 19 at the Elks Lodge in Boulder, and you can get all the details and buy tickets here
The event is a Mardi Gras party, with live music, food, a silent auction, and lots more, all benefiting the American Red Cross Haiti Relief and Development Fund. Tickets are $25. I encourage all my readers in Boulder to attend, as it will be amazing fun and is all for a good cause. If you're in town, you won't want to miss it.
It all started a few days after the earthquake. I was on my bike, and while riding the pieces all just took shape in my head. When I got home I started contacting people I know who either were energetic and could help or who knew people who could help.
When I started I doubted that something this big could be pulled together so quickly. But so many people feel strongly about the cause that it's been pretty easy (although the number of details is making my head spin -- and my head isn't the only one spinning).
The venue was pretty easy, I just had to ask. After the first musician, the rest followed. Now we have more than we can fit into the time, and are having to turn away some great acts that want to support us. We discovered a sound engineer who could do the event. One of my friends took charge of the food and found a gourmet chef who was willing to help. My friend's brother is an amazing graphic designer (see above). Donations for the auction are starting to roll in.
It's mostly about the music, food, and auction, but we're also working on a number of other surprises, just to keep it interesting and relevant. We'll have a slide show from Haiti, and hopefully some good guest speakers who can tell us what's been going on there.
So, if I seem a little loopy these days, cut me a little slack. It's all for a good cause.
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