Wednesday, April 28, 2010

My Team Made the Front Page!!!

The Sisterhood of the Pink Sneakers made the front page of the Cartersville Daily Tribune!!!

Here's how it started....I downloaded the standard Susan G. Komen press release and revised it to meet the needs of our team - adding team information, event information, and other pertinent information regarding our involvement with the 3-Day For The Cure. My team captain, Charla, then passed it on to her advertising representative at the local paper.

The week before the event, Charla was contacted for an interview, and low and behold, the resulting article was a full 1/3 of the front page of the paper, complete with full color picture from last year's walk.

We don't know if this article is a result of the press release, the advertising representative, or a combination of both, but we are so VERY happy to be so widely supported by our community!

Thank you to the Daily Tribune of Cartersville for your support!!!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

A Random Haircut....

I had all this hair..... when a friend of mine approached me about a program she found on the internet: Pantene Beautiful Lengths, a non-profit wig program for cancer patients. I reviewed the website and found that while Locks of Love is focused on children, Beautiful Lengths focuses on wigs for women. Since I know so many women who have needed a wig of some sort due to various types of cancer, including breast cancer, I decided that my next haircut would be much more than a trim, it would be a donation.

A really long donation! 10 Inches!!!

So, now, thanks to Valerie at the JCPenney Salon in Hiram, GA, I am rocking a new look that means much more to me than a make over could ever mean! Thank you Dawn for pointing me towards Pantene Beautiful Lengths!!!
KUDOS to Valerie, my stylist at JCPenny in Hiram - nothing but awesome comments for my new do!! This is one of the best cuts I ever rocked!

Friday, April 2, 2010

"Props" to the Dallas Theatre's Main Street Players!

While I was in college, I discovered a love for theatre that I cannot give up. In January, my local newspaper published an article about the Main Street Players, a newly formed theatrical troupe which produces plays in Dallas, GA. This article announced auditions for shows but didn't give any specifics other than the name of the theatre's manager. Upon reading the article, I immediately did some internet research, found the theatre's website and wrote an email asking "Where do I sign up for crew?" only to get a response that pretty much said you just did. By tech week, I was assigned as properties master for the inaugaral show: Robert Harling's Steel Magnolias. I was so excited, especially since I'd been out of the theatre since I moved from California 3 years ago and after 10 years working backstage, I was homesick for it. I was then doubly excited to find out they wanted my bio for the program!! So, guess what I did? Yep, you guessed it - I added a bit at the end to announce my participation in Atlanta's 3-Day!

Ticket sales were at 300+ plus for all 4 shows, allowing me to advertise to 1,200 people over two weeks!!!

So, here's where I give "props" to the Main Street Players who not only allowed me to devote some time to my passion for theatre, but allowed me to devote their program space to a cause very near to my heart! Special thanks to Lenay Walker who also hung 3-Day posters @ the theatre for future patrons to see!

Thanks Magnolias - it was great fun! Now, onto training, training, and more training!