We had a fantastic time at our first stop, the Sacramento Zombie Walk. We rocked all night with a never ending line of the undead. The zombie paparazzi were also out in full force.
We had some extra special riders last night. We've had Elizabeth, Queen of England, the good King Henry VIII, and Mary, Queen of Scots ride before, but we have never before had Jesus ride! You might say last night got our tour off to a blessed start.
A grand time was had by all. We rocked ourselves to nubbins and in the process raised a large wad o cash for the Albie Aware Breast Cancer Foundation.
My personal favourite was Bob Ross, returned from the grave to paint the happy little undead tree here waiting in line for a ride. I loved his show! It was such a treat to see that he's still painting so many years after shuffling off his mortal coil.
Next up, San Francisco!
We are positively delighted to announce that our second stop of the Rocking for Charity tour will be at the Pomeroy Rehabilitation and Recreation center of San Francisco! Their mission of the is to provide recreation, vocational and educational opportunities for people with disabilities through programs and services that encourage self-expression, promote personal achievement, and lead to greater independence.
The Center provides programs for children, teens, adults and seniors each week with support from dedicated and skilled staff. Volunteers and interns offer additional support throughout the year. Center facilities include a therapeutic swimming pool, gymnasium, adaptive computer lab, playground, theater with stage, and a community garden with greenhouse. The Center also provides employment training and job placement for individuals with disabilities and works in cooperation with St. Mary's hospital of San Francisco to serve people who have experience traumatic brain injury. The Center also serves as the San Francisco Traumatic Brain Injury Network. We LOVE working with this population and are over the moon about taking these special children, teens and adults for rides.
We are delighted to announce that we will be making a tour stop to benefit the Ronald McDonald house of Hershey, PA on September 6th. Rides will be given starting at 9 am and fun is sure to be had! These dedicated individuals provide a much needed home away from home for the families of children undergoing often lengthy medical treatment. A respite from the stressful environment of a busy hospital is an immensely important thing to help families through a very difficult time.
In other news, the very first printing of our Keep Calm and Rock On shirts arrived today and they are glorious! The green is a cheerful kelly green, the fit and quality are excellent. One of our friends suggested that folks who have them post a facebook profile picture of them wearing it so we can have fun watching our corner of facebook turn green. Mine is already up!
On Saturday, July 12th, we kick off our charity tour a bit early. We will be in Roosevelt Park in Roseville California with Shannon McCabe and her Vampires at the Zombie Walk . Join us and the undead as we walk and rock for breast cancer research. This disease touches far too many lives. Join us from 5-9pm for some revelry designed to help banish this disease to the pages of history.
Our trip is getting an early start. Vlad is doing what he does best at a yard sale held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lopez in Bakersfield. All the proceeds of the yard sale and of any donations given for rides will be donated to the Bakersfield Ronald McDonald House. You can't miss us, just look for an enormous unicorn on Myrtle street!
Sacramento CA July 12th Join us at Roosevelt Park for
the Zombie Walk (Or rock, in our case)
We had a fantastic time rocking the undead and raised a bunch of money for the Albie Aware Breast Cancer Foundation.
San Francisco, CA August 7th We are delighted to rock for
the Pomeroy Rehabilitation and
Recreation center of San Francisco!
They provide a wide array of services
for individuals with many different
challenges including cerebral palsy,
Down's syndrome, autism and varying
Sacramento,CA August 9th We are excited about
returning to the Banana Festival in
gorgeous William Land Park. This festival
raises funds to benefit numerous local
charities in Sacramento. Good folk,
good work, GREAT fun!
Reno, NV August 10th Sippee's is hosting us in downtown Reno. They work closely with the
local community and support many civic projects that benefit area children.
Saratoga Springs, UT August 13th Hoofbeats for Healing
Grand Island, NE August 15th We rock for the Big Brothers!
Des Moines, IA August 17th Gigi's Playhouse, a recreation and therapeutic activity center for
those with Down's Syndrome.
Minneapolis, MN August 18th Ronald McDonald House of the Twin Cities
Madison, WI August 20th
Augusta, MI August 22nd Unicorn rides for the Cheff Center which provides therapeutic horse
rides for special needs children and adults
Detroit, MI August 25th
Syracuse, NY August 29th Gigi's Playhouse
Rochester, NY August 30th Gary the Pirate has brought innumerable squeals of glee to the
Rochester area, having collected toys for needy children for 25 years. Bring a
new toy for him and enjoy a very special unicorn ride as our thank you for
helping him with his mission.
Llewellyn, PA September 2nd We rock for the Good Intent Hose Company #1 to help them raise
funds for a new squad truck.
Hershey, PA September 6th Yippee! Today we rock for the benefit of the Ronald McDonald
house in the chocolate scented town of Hershey.
Barre, VT September 7th Come for a unicorn ride after Sunday services at the Barre
Unitarian Universalist church!
We love doing this!
My mission is to keep everyone updated on this trip as it goes from planning stages to completion. This dreamchild is real!
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