Rhythm and CeCe. Big Thank You!

May 1st, 2011 by Conor

Just wanted to take a minute and give a thank you to Rhythm snowboards (Matt and Pat Griffin) as well as Corporate Communications (Kim Beals). These two companies came together to make the snowboard in these pictures come to reality. Both companies were super quick to donate their time and money in making this project happen. The board came out awesome and Danny actually won it in the raffle at his own fund raiser! Thanks again to both of you for such and awesome donation.

Success at the Eating House!

March 26th, 2011 by Conor

Thursday night was a blast! We had an awesome turn out and a great time was had by all. A seemly endless amount of food was donated by the Valley Originals. The food was absolutely delicious and didn’t run out which is always great. Entertainment for the night was performed by Livin’ the Dream and Audio Kickstand. Both bands sounded awesome and provided a great atmosphere for the festivities to pop off. Tons of items were raffled off which only made everyone even happier!

Overall $4,500 was raised. Tuckerman Brewing company donated two kegs of beer so all proceeds from Tuckerman sales went to Danny. Cranmore donated the Eating house for the night and the Valley originals came up big with dinner. Both bands played for free as well. Thank you to everyone that helped make this event a huge success. Volunteers, businesses and attendees all contributed to a tremendously successful evening. It was a lot of fun and a great night of celebration. Danny was in the house for the whole night with a big smile on his face. It’s great to have him back.

Below you will find photos that Drew Phillips took at the event.

A Huge Party

March 21st, 2011 by Conor

Come out this Thursday for a raging party at the base of Cranmore mountain. From 6-11 people the Eating House will be going off with live music performed by Livin’ The Dream and Audio Kickstand. Dinner will be served in a buffet style thanks to the valley originals. Kegs have been donated by Tuckerman Brewing company and all proceeds will go to Danny. Lastly there will be a bunch of items raffled off. It’s sure to be an awesome night! Tickets available at the door for $20. Ticket includes dinner and live music.

Throughout the night there will be:
Live Music by Livin’ The Dream and Audio Kickstand

Special thanks to the event sponsors:

Danny Benefit Show in Newbedford Mass!

March 11th, 2011 by Conor

Brandie Popps is organizing a Benefit Show in Newbedford mass at the New Wave cafe.

Tickets will be $8 and $10 at the door night of the show.

Bands playing there will be:
*Hope before the fall
*Lie becomes legend
*TBA (will update as soon as I know)

There will also be raffels for local buisnesses/donations from local people. Some of which include…..
*Gift Certificates from Paradox Tattoo
*Gift Certificate for any 1 cosmetic tattoo procedure (Eye liner, Brows, or lip) From Brandie Popps at Paradox tattoo.
*Gift Certificate and Hair supplies from Karma Salon
*MAC cosmetics
*Old Skate and Snowboard paraphernalia (older skateboards, snowboards, and other signed stuff)
*Lie Becomes Legend will also be donating $2 from every Tshirt sale for the night! So buy up some mearch!!

More to Come!

Thank you to the Elements Massage Studio!

March 11th, 2011 by Conor

Matt Perry and the Elements Massage Studio are the Bomb! Matt just launched Elements Massage Studio
and was nice enough to collect donations for free massages on Danny’s behalf. If you are around the Newburyport area and need a massage visit Matt’s new place Elements.

Tuckerman’s and NE Mountain Sports Snowboard for sale!

March 11th, 2011 by Conor

ALL proceeds go towards Danny & his recovery! Only 1 available! Get it while it lasts!

Thank you to both businesses for the contribution.

An Evening with Danny. Almost 20K Raised!

March 11th, 2011 by Conor

On Friday, March 4th we were reminded of how amazing the people of the valley are. 200 people gathered at the Red Jacket in support of Danny Toumarkine on his road to recovery. The evening was filled with silent and live auctions as well as dinner and live entertainment. The Dinner was prepared by the Red Jacket, music was performed by Ryan St Onge and Heather Pierson, as well as Sauce- The music was sponsored by Remax Presidential. Dutch Bloemen Winkel created all of the “Dannyesque” décor for the event and George Cleveland hosted a fantastic live auction. We are very thankful for these amazing sponsors of the event that made it possible.

Many different businesses and people in this valley and expanding throughout New England were instrumental in making this event successful. Highlighted throughout the live and silent auction were Solo, ELC Rafting, Glen Junction, The Kruysman Family, Flatbread Company, John Moriarty, The Charity Girls, Northern Extremes, Fischer Skis, IME, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire Distributors, Terri Brooks, Kate Roden, North Country Fair Jewelers, Framed Art Super Store, Simple Designs, Nancy McClare, The UPS Store, Minuteman Press, Diane Harmon, Karen Stancik Photography, Old Port Jingles, Cranmore, Ham Arena, Jackson Ski Touring, The Manchester Monarchs, Sally Bags, Lochcarron of Scotland, Green Granite, Spruce Hurricane, Stan and Dan’s, Sue Ainsworth, Conway Family Dental Care, White Mountain Tattoo, Polly Allyn, Tuckerman Brewery, J Town Deli, CeCe Corp, Red Bull, Tuckerman’s Tavern, Delaney’s, Shannon Door, Meghan McClare, Shawnee Peak, Twombly’s Market, Sports Outlet, Stephi Reed Hastings, Burton, Matty B’s, Court Yard Café, The Penguin, The Music Shop, The Notchland Inn, 302 West Smoke House, Linda Sorensen, The Up Country, The Seasons Condominium Resort, Rupprecht, Drew Phillips Photography, Red Parka Pub, Settlers Green, North Conway Grand, Snowflake Inn, Inn at Jackson, Eastman Inn, Debony Salon and Day Spa, The Cut Off Salon and Day Spa, Frontside Grind, AppleBee’s, Green Thumb Farms, Cold River Vodka, White Mountain Hotel, Lupine Inc, Fryeburg Vet, WOKQ, Mount Washington Radio Group, Kheil Logging, Valley Vacation Rentals, Yankee Fleet, Holiday Inn, Gayle Baker’s Valley Travel, Snowflake Inn, Bernerhof Inn, Valley Originals, Jerry Baker, The Muddy Moose, Chef’s Market, Hillbillies Restaurant, Ski Works, Joe Jones, Zeb’s, Cava, Betsy Gaschott, Sugar Loaf, Ameoskeag Beverages, Earth and Fire, Story Land, Simple Designs and Sunshine Daydream Farm and Garden.

The night was a fantastic celebration of Danny’s road to recovery and we would like to thank the volunteers, donating businesses and individuals, as well as all of the people that turned out to support Danny and family.

Last but not least we would like to thank the events organizers: Staci Blair, Talia Brooks and Tom Jannuzzi. These are the people that made this event possible. They spent weeks of their time making sure that the event went perfectly. Thanks to them, it did.

Flatbread Fun

March 11th, 2011 by Conor

Staci Blair and the rest of the Flatbread Pizza Company were nice enough to throw a fundraiser for Danny. They allowed and assisted the DITB crew (Which Staci is very much a leader in) to throw a 50/50 raffle and sell merchandise. Flatbread also donated $3.50 from all large pizza sales and $1 from all small pizza sales. On top of all that they were nice enough to do this during vacation week. The place was absolutely slammed for several hours. Tourists to the valley were intrigued by Dannys story and concerned for his recovery. For an hour or so many of them were surprised by the answer to the “So, how’s he doing question” when people pointed over to Danny who was energized enough to join us for a brief bit. Thanks again to Staci and the whole Flatbread crew for such a successful fundraiser! What a great company and group of people!

Shredding For DCT

March 11th, 2011 by Conor

Just about 3 weeks after it happened I am here to report that about 50 shredders turned out for the Shredding for DCT fundraiser that took place on February 19th. Between the merchandise sales and the donations the event raised just about $2,000. Everyone was in good spirits despite the blistery cold weather. Big thank you to April Deschenes for the poster design as well as Becca Deschenes and Jess Richitelli for hosting and coordinating the event. Also thank you to Cranmore mountain for allowing these amazing girls to put this event together. You are all awesome!

Time to catch up!

March 11th, 2011 by Conor

I have been back in North Conway, New Hampshire for the last couple weeks and have been overwhelmed with a combination of fundraising efforts, video editing, and continuing to unwind from January’s events. Today I am going to make an effort to get caught up on what has been happening on the fundraising front over the last month or so. There has been a TON of success in that time.

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