Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Luck o' the Irish

I was very lucky to be able to travel to Las Vegas this weekend for an amazing St. Baldrick's event - the McMullan's Irish Pub event! I met Brian and Lynn McMullan this summer at the VEO conference I attended, and they have been so incredible in helping us plan the 46 Mommas Lucky 7 Shave at the pub. Their event is one of the top fundraisers for St. Baldrick's each year - shaving over 400 heads and raising over $500,000 in one day! The joint was buzzing for sure, and it was so fun and so inspiring to see. In fact ...

Oops, I did it again ... Shave #6!

I accepted an on-stage challenge, and between my trusty assistant, Alyson, helping to work the crowd and a few online donations, we raised $1500! 

As exciting as it all was, the biggest, and most touching, moment of the day was when Criss Angel dropped by. He shared a few words about his son, Johnny, and his current treatment for ALL, and then, as further proof of his generosity and dedication to fighting childhood cancer, he presented Kathleen Ruddy, the CEO of St. Baldrick's, with a check for $100,000. Amazing.

It's quite something to be among people who are truly moving mountains and making a difference for these kids, and we're so honored to be a small part of it. Alyson and I are looking forward to a great event of our own in July, but we'll be energized by this weekend for a long time to come. Thank you, Las Vegas!

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