An Evening For Danny – Get your Tickets HERE!

February 16th, 2011 by Conor

Friday, March 4th, we will be having a fundraiser for Danny at the Red Jacket in North Conway, New Hampshire. This is going to be an awesome night. There will be a variety of different things going on throughout the night including a silent and live auction, live music and a surf and turf dinner. The event is being held at the Red Jacket and has a capacity of 200 people. Tickets are $50 can be purchased in person or online through this web page.

Ticket price includes dinner, wine and live music by Sauce in Palmers Lounge.

The schedule for the events of the night are as follows:
5:30pm – Cocktails and Silent Auction
7:00pm – Dinner served with wine with a live auction after dinner
9:00pm – Live music by Sauce and Dancing in Palmers Lounge

Hope to see you there!


To purchase tickets in person please contact:
Tom Jannuzzi 603-387-1195 or
Karen Stancik 603-986-0035 or
Talia Brooks 207-441-3424 or
Staci Blair 603.662.8891 or
Polly Allyn 978-766-0720

Please send an email to to tell us who you would like to sit with at the event if for some reason you are unable to purchase all the tickets together. Tables seat 8.

Tickets purchased by the 25th will be mailed. Any tickets after that date can be picked up the night of the event or from anyone of the individuals selling them. The ticket is more of a formal invitation than anything else. All attendees will be added to a guest list.

Success at the Fat Cat!

February 15th, 2011 by Conor

Yes, I have been a little lazy since I got back to Lake Tahoe. Had I still been in Montana I probably would have attempted to write about the huge success at the Fat Cat the night of the event. Well things are a little different now that I am back in Tahoe and able to unwind a little bit. A little bit slower and a little more emphasis on trying to escape the horrible reality of Montana. Furthermore if I had written it after the night of the Fat Cat if might not have gone over so well…

With the help of some unbelievable friends and the Fat Cat the fundraiser held last Wednesday raided almost $2,800! Everyone had a huge smile and was totally supportive of the cause. It was great to see such a huge turnout. I really couldn’t believe how many people both showed up but also emptied their pockets for the cause.

Thank you to the Fat Cat, bartenders, musicians, beer distributors, businesses, all of our friends that helped to organize the event and EVERYONE that turned out to support Danny. I don’t want to mention names only for fear that I will forget someone. You know who you are and it means the world to my family and I that you helped us out!

The raffle was a huge success thanks to all the wonderful businesses below:

The Chocolate Bar in the Village at Northstar
The Bridgetender in Tahoe City
The Crest Cafe in Alpine Meadows
Sunnyside in Tahoe City
Mamasake in The Village at Squaw Valley
The Tahoe House in Tahoe City
Blue Coyote in The Village at Squaw Valley
Fireside in the Village at Squaw Valley
22 Bistro in the Village at Squaw Valley
Surefoot in the Village at Squaw Valley
Gallery Keoki
PBR Snowboard
Squaw Valley USA
Handcrafted art made by Sam Kimberley-Bryant at Mountain Forge, Truckee CA
Nine Lives in Tahoe City
Tahoe City Kayak
Trilogy Spa in the Village at Squaw Valley
Tahoe City XC
Wildflour Baking Company

And the Winner is…

February 2nd, 2011 by Conor

Michelle’s hat, we actually Ellen K’s hat of Glen New Hampshire, was just raffled off bedside. Danny has been a little groggy this evening but was more than happy to pull a name out of a hat. Sorry everyone that has a higher expectation of my video skills. This was shot with a hand held point and shoot camera and I mistakenly put my hand over the mic at one point. Just another whoops to add to the grand mix.

Michelle’s Hats are BACK! Raffling off the donation!

February 1st, 2011 by Conor

Some of you may have noticed that Michelle’s hats have been off the radar for a little bit now. The truth is that since Danny has been snapping out of things they haven’t been quite the same priority. She has 2 that are half done that we should hopefully have up in the next few days or so. In the meantime, Ellen K from Glen, NH wants to raffle off the hat that she purchased from Michelle. For those of you that don’t remember here are the pictures of Michelle wearing the hat included with a picture that Ellen took of it.That you very much to Ellen for your your generosity!

****Tickets for this auction will be sold until 7PM EST tomorrow (February 2nd). We are hoping that Danny will be picking the winning hat if his “massive head ache” goes down.”****

I have a feeling that we are down to our last 3 or 4 official Montana made Michelle hats. Get ’em while you can!

Ellen described it as dark turquoisey blue with cocoa and other shades mixed in.

Auction Under Way

Danny. by Maura Garrity

February 1st, 2011 by Conor

Maura Garrity did this hand made drawing of Danny. It came in a little earlier this evening. She wants to donate it to the fund raising process but wants to make sure it’s 100% perfect before someone gets it. What do you think everyone?


January 28th, 2011 by Conor

We have another sticker for sale thanks to Daniel Surette .

The sticker runs in two different sizes. The large one is 12″ x 5″ and the small sticker is 6″ x 2.5″


Glen Junction Love

January 28th, 2011 by Conor

For those of you that don’t know Danny is a big fan of Glen Junction. It’s on the “must do” list anytime Danny is back at home in NH. Even in a cloudy daze, Danny requested to head there as soon as he got out of the hospital. In case you don’t believe me here is a conversation we had with him the night before his 3rd surgery:

In case you missed the coupon in the paper here it is again. Never expires… 20% Off food, 20% to Danny. Glen Junction is the Bomb!

Audio from WMWV Drive time about Danny and fundraising

January 27th, 2011 by Conor

This was recorded earlier today. Aired at 5 EST on 1/27/2011

Drive Time with Tanner Kennett and Staci Blair


January 25th, 2011 by Conor

I’m Joe Vitka, married to Dan’s mom Ellen Shea, I’d like to thank all of you that have been so supportive of Ellen and Dan through this rough patch; and I’d like to issue a FUNDRAISING CHALLENGE that applies to all those that have previously donated so generously and those that want to help.


I will match any and all donations, including those funds previously donated, on a 1-1 basis; example, should there be $12,340. already raised I’ll match that amount upon receipt of the checks to the Danny Toumarkine Assistance Trust up to a total of $25,000.. That means if Dan’s friends and buddies raise $25,000. I will match up to that amount, thus doubling what is raised.

So for those that ask what they can do here’s a chance to DOUBLE YOUR DONATION DOLLARS !!!!! Remember that if you send $100. I’ll match it thus making your $100. a $200. total donation; send $1,000. I’ll match making it your donation worth $2,000. Total limit I’ll match is a cumulative $25,000. Dig deep.

We have set up the Danny Toumarkine Assistance Trust to help Dan out; the bills are going to be massive, beyond what Dan’s health insurance will cover, and the rehab portion of recovery long and arduous. Anything that you can do will be greatly appreciated.

Please send donations to:

Danny Toumarkine Assistance Trust
John R Deislinger
404 Main Street
Wilmington, Ma. 01887


Joe Vitka

Bands are in the mail

January 21st, 2011 by Conor

The first round of bracelets went in the mail yesterday. They should arrive to everyone in the next few days. If you don’t see yours by the end of the week please feel free to email Thanks again to Alyssa Hussey for getting the ball rolling on the bracelets!

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