Thursday, February 28, 2013

Discounted Avs Ticket to Benefit Mom With Cancer

Most of us have been in situations where we feel helpless. We see people we love in trouble and we want to help, but we don't know what to do.  This month my "Help Me Help Someone" story is about a group of friends who are banding together to help their friend, Michelle Kendall, a mother of three, who is dealing with a recurrance of breast cancer.

"Discount Avs Ticket to Benefit Young Local Mom with Cancer" was the subject line of Sharon Morrill's email that she posted to the McKesson bulletin board distribution list. Sharon's email described a situation in which her friend, Michelle, had gone through much financial hardship during her first battle with breast cancer in 2012 and now is facing new challenges and indefinite chemotherapy.

It's hard to ask for money, but here's a fund-raiser in which everyone wins. Avs tickets at half-price and money still going towards helping Michelle and her family!  The details of the Avs tickers are below. Please help spread the word by posting on FaceBook, Twitter, or other social media sights. Or, if you're not a hockey fan, and would like to help directly, I've posted a PayPal link the group has set up. 

Colorado Avalanche vs. Edmonton Oilers
Tuesday, March 12th,  2013
7:00pm Pepsi Center  Discounted Ticket Pricing
:Upper level center/corner: $30 each (usually $40-$58)
Lower level corner/end: $50 each (usually $89-$112)
There are NO taxes or fees 

Colorado Avalanche vs. Dallas Stars
Wednesday, March 20th,  2013
7:30pm Pepsi Center 
Discounted Ticket Pricing:
Upper level center/corner: $30 each (usually $40-$58)
Lower level corner/end: $50 each (usually $89-$112)
There are NO taxes or fees 

To order tickets online:  Tickets can be emailed, sent via Flash Seats, or left at will-call (if you select will-call, you will need a photo ID to pick up your tickets from the Pepsi Center Box Office on the day of the game).

Please call Sarah Feldman Johnston at 303-405-1376 or email with questions or for help ordering tickets.  Thank you for your support of the Colorado Avalanche and the Kendall Family!

To donate directly to help the Kendall Family:

Sharon and her friends met last night to come up with additional fund-raising strategies to help their friend, Michelle. I will update this post with additional information as I get it, but in the mean time, I did want to get the information about the hockey tickets out to as many people as possible.

For questions regarding the Kendall family please contact Sharon Morrill at 720.352.0226

It's heart-warming to see people wanting to help others and finding these creative ways of helping a friend in need. Sharon has told me she's been moved by the outpouring of support from people who want to help.  Let's join in on that... It's as simple as spreading the word about a good deal!

Best of luck to Michelle for a full recovery.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Sister's Trip

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Favorite memories from our sister trip:

  1. Finding the picnic table and eating the delicious lunch at a super beautiful spot instead of at MacDonald's.
  2. Yummy Cinnamon Rolls (and feeding the homeless guy who thinks I'm scared of him).
  3. My perfect birthday presents right after I said I wanted necklace / earrings and photo stick.
  4. Everyone knowing we must be sisters
  5. Shopping and finding fun stuff
  6. Michele's internal struggle about whether or not to get the second lady and then the look of "sure satisfaction" when recognizing that they would be "sisters".
  7. Sharing our secret phobias (which will remain secret).
  8. Arriving at the perfect moment for the most beautiful sunset at the SandCastle pier.
  9. Watching Silver Linings Playbook (even though it skipped.)
  10. Geocaching
  11. Butterflies
  12. Taking endless pics on a stick
And... from my journal which is much too long for a blog post:

The very best part of the weekend...the part that couldn't be captured with the photos..was the talking. Memories of Dad... Long talks about relationships with kids and parents, heroes and religion and homeless people, everything and anything.. And, of course, the LOL. Yeah we were LWDOP (Laughing With Danger of Peeing) (I just made that one up and think it's more accurate than ROTFLMAO). We were laughing the whole weekend, even at stuff that may be a little inappropriate to laugh at, but the laughter, inappropriate or otherwise, felt really, really good.