family fun fair for gilda’s club evansville

This weekend I attended events to help open the Red Door for Gilda’s Club Evansville. From the Gala to the Family Fun Fair was a huge undertaking and the event organizers leaders could not have done a better job. Including, ordering in perfect weather.

Check out this video, which I created on my iPhone 4 (so don’t raise your eyebrows at the shaking…..)

It was REALLY a great time!

2010 Gilda’s Club Evansville Family Fun Fair from gilda’s club evansville on Vimeo.

If you hear of any fundraising events for this organization, please…… be sure to come!



wish upon a wedding

Pleased to let our readers be aware of a new non-profit organization that will be helping people who are terminally ill. I’m so pleased to announce/promote:

wish upon a wedding logo

Wish Upon A Wedding was founded in San Francisco, CA, in January of 2010, by a group of wedding and business entrepreneurs and is America’s FIRST nonprofit wedding wish granting organization, producing weddings and civil union ceremonies at destinations across the United States for individuals facing terminal illness, regardless of sexual orientation.


Wish Upon A Wedding is now boasting twenty chapters nationwide, headed by some of the industry’s most renowned leaders with plans to expand to over 40 chapters worldwide.


Sasha Souza, National President & SF Bay Area President

Kevin Covey, LA/Orange County

Stella Inserra, New York

Ivy Robinson, The Carolinas

Eliana Baucicault, Atlanta

Mary Alice Sublett, Tennessee

Mark Kingsdorf, Philadelphia

Heather Hamilton Sims, Houston

Shelby Tuck Horton, DC

Elisa Delgardio, Orlando

Ali Phillips, Chicago

Daniela Isabella Ferdico Fagét, Seattle

Forming Additional Chapters:

Other chapters opening soon include Boston, Colorado, Arizona, Portland, Miami, St. Louis, Ohio and Nevada.  We are also planning to open to chapters in other areas depending on need including international chapters.  If you wish to start a chapter, please fill out the online form for consideration.

Who Is Behind Wish Upon A Wedding?

Many influential people in the industry are beginning to endorse Wish Upon A Wedding & you can find those endorsements on the website.  There are also amazing people sitting on the Boards and Advisory Panel throughout the US such as Dana Larue Stiebel “Broke-Ass Bride” {LA Chapter PR Chair}, Leila Khalil {National PR Advisor}, Beth Helmstetter {National Outreach Director} just to name a few.  They would love to have you join as well either as a board member or wish granter!

How We Grant Wishes:

To qualify for Wishes, applicants must be unmarried legal citizens of the United States, over the age of 18, who have been diagnosed with less than three years to live.  Couples can be granted wishes either in the chapter where they live or in a chapter of their choosing as long as they are able to make the trip.

Couples can simply apply online to request one of three wedding types:

URGENT (Up to 10 guests, in hospital or at bedside);

BOUTIQUE (up to 25 guests, in home town of applicant);

ROMANTIC (Up to 50 guests, at any WUW destination)

How Can You Grant Wishes?

As the organization is building, Wish Granters are needed in all locations. Please apply online today to start helping Wedding Wishes come true. In two weeks, Wish Upon A Wedding will be granting the very first wish.  To read more about that wish and the couple please visit the website.

Please use this info on your own blog and during the course of this week…if you have the time and the room on your blog this week.

It will help build a network of very important people in this industry whose main goal is to help these very deserving couples.  After all, if you are in the business of creating lifetime memories, we are now asking you to help us create memories for those who are left behind because these couples do not have a lifetime together.

last chance for holly’s house grand opening gala!

Only ONE MORE DAY to get your tickets to the exclusive, one-time only Grand Opening Gala of Holly’s House.

We are pleased to be chairing this one-time event and have been working with a FANTASTIC Gala committee to make this a unique and exciting evening.

Holly's House Grand Opening Gala

Please join us THIS Saturday, August 23, 2008 at the Holly’s House Grand Opening Gala.

A Tour, a Drink, and Dinner Plate
Make Plans to Attend Before it’s too Late!

5:00pm – Holly’s House Tour
5:30pm – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
6:30pm – Gala Dinner Party at IBEW
7:30pm – Entertainment by Big SlickSummer
Casual Attire :: Ladies in sundresses and Men in Open Collar
(Funky Shades are Required)

$150 per person
$250 per couple
$1,250 per corporate table (of 8)

Seating is limited and we only have a few more spots available!

If you wish to attend, please contact ASAP or before Wednesday, August 20, 2008.

Of course we understand if you cannot attend, if you wish to make a charitable contribution to this great cause, please feel free to donate at Holly’s House website.

Holly’s House | 750 North Park Drive (formerly North Park Library)
IBEW | 9001 N. Kentucky Avenue (North of Mt. Pleasant Road at N. US 41)

See you there!