For the past 20 years my wife and I have been donating to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Boys Town.
We are continuing that tradition by donating a portion of Hey Dave Music proceeds to these two fine institutions.
Please note: HDM has added a type of donation that includes "local causes". That is, I'd like to donate a portion of admission proceeds from the shows themselves for causes in YOUR area. For example: a high school needs money for band equipment; a local food bank; shelter for the homeless. Those HDM has donated to include PACE (http://www.pacetheater.com/) a community arts forum in West MA; an artist, Christa, who was recording her first cd. I've even donated time for song coaching teens in lieu of money. I'm open. Let's talk!
*This year HeyDaveMusic donated to St. Jude in honor of DSB and GM both of whom were dealing with breast cancer. A brick, inscribed with their names, was laid for each of them in one of St. Jude's many walk-ways. Playing time was donated to New Choices, a residential care center. I was particularly honored to donate performance time at funeral services of two wonderful individuals who passed this year.
*Our Cascade, IA Riverview Ridge show raised several hundred dollars for MAW and MJS, both cancer patients! It rained on us but still folks came, they stayed, we had a great time. And then the sun broke through! Let's hear it for event organizers, John & Annette Rogers. Nicely done folks! This was the first annual. Check it out in 2012!
*We raised $2000 for St. Jude and Boys Town at our Iowa Non-Fiction release show. A brick has been inscribed "In honor of Alex and the Wadden Family" that will become part of the many walk-ways and patio's available to patients at St. Jude. Boys Town has received an equal donation. We'd like to thank Don Healy and his family, and Gina Wadden and her family, for sharing their stories at the release show. Well done!
For the year 2010 I am happy to report that a donation has been been sent to each of these fine organizations thanks to the outstanding friend & fan support in the short time Non-Fiction has been available.
Thoughts, prayers and well wishes go out to:
*CS from Iowa who lost her uncle and godfather this past year due to small cell carcinoma.
*SS from Colorado who lost her sister to breast cancer 10 months after diagnosis.
*DH from Iowa who lost her husband; her son & 2 daughters who lost their 50 year-old father to small cell.