Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Check Back Tomorrow!

Tonight is the Gary Morse concert at Rasta Pasta! It's been announced on KRCC, the local NPR station, which I think is really cool. I will post pictures of the event here, so check back tomorrow and Thursday for pictures and a review of the fun. I hope you can make it to see for yourself, but if you can't... I'll forgive you! But, please consider a donation: here. All of your generous donation will go towards funding stroke education, research, and programs to support stroke survivors and caregivers.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Local Musician Gary Morse

In his own words...
Please join us on Tuesday, September 24th at Rasta Pasta (405 North Tejon in COS), for an hour+ concert on behalf of Natalie and her running effort to support the National Stroke Association. If you've not eaten at Rasta, come early and enjoy the unusual Jamaican/Italian blend that gives the restaurant its name. The kitchen will close at 8:00 PM as we convert to concert seating (drinks still served!). Donations to support Natalie's trip to the NYC Marathon will be accepted.
The music is eclectic - everything from rock to folk to country to jazz to reggae and humorous, topic ditties to boot! Come join us...Gary

Gary will be playing an eclectic mix of original songs and 'customized covers', and I can't wait to see you there! I will have stroke awareness bracelets for sale at the show for a suggested donation price of $20. Show up early and enjoy some of Rasta Pasta's signature vegetarian, vegan and/or gluten-free Caribbean/Italian fusion dishes. I will be there too, to talk about my marathon journey and why National Stroke Association is a cause worthy of your support. 

My Fundraising Page

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


Marathon training is picking up, and I haven't had much time for writing. But, as I noted before - if I don't write people don't have anything to read. Interest wanes quickly in this digital-age.

I have the official flyer for Gary Morse's charity concert! Printed today at Tri Lakes Printing, where they also let me post one. Very exciting. Tomorrow my goal is to plaster them all over town. WHich should be fun, since I also have a 6 mile run, 9 hours at the office, and a knitting group. See why I think there aren't enough hours in the day?

Since it's been a while since I linked to it, here is my fundraising page. I've raised $200 dollars to date. That's good. But it's not good enough. Not just because my goal is $3,000. I'm really not that selfish. I want this money to go to the National Stroke Association because they do good work. They help health professionals like me get the word out about stroke - so that someday stroke will not be the #4 cause of death and a major cause of lasting disability. And for you younger folks out there reading: stroke does not just happen in the elderly. Watch this.  After the marathon is over, I hope to start doing more community outreach programs through my job as stroke nurse. I want to visit schools and start talking to kids about stroke. Because it can happen at any age. And National Stroke Association is where I will turn for quality materials and ideas. That's one reason why I support them, and I hope that you will too.