Tuesday, June 30, 2009


We are so happy to have a way to keep you up-to-date with the progress of the Charlie Porter Research Grant. We will be using this blog to let you know what's new with the Grant and any upcoming fundraising items. It’s also great because anytime YOU have a question, comment or an idea that you'd like to share with us, you can post it here!

THE LATEST: This past weekend, Keith threw a launch party for the Grant in Michigan. Not only was it a lot of fun, we raised $620 for the Grant!! And the keg of Oberon was delicious! YAY! The best part is, two of Keith’s friends, Stan & Karen are having their own party on August 1st, and have decided that they’ll be donating all of the proceeds to the Charlie Porter Grant, too! AWESOME.

As many of you have probably heard, we’re in the process of organizing a Charlie Porter Walk to take place in the Nashville area, hopefully in September, which is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. We are shooting for Saturday the 19th. I sent an email to the principal of a local middle school here and am waiting to hear back on availability. We're hoping to use their football field and track. Lots of things are already in the works for that day... Along with the walk to raise money, we're hoping to have a Silent Auction (do you have anything we can auction off??), face painting, and I'm working on getting inflatables, food, balloon animals, etc. Hopefully we can get all these things donated to us and then charge people a small donation fee to enjoy each of these things. We're hoping people can enjoy the day and the festivities with family & friends and in the process also raise a lot of money for such a great cause! More details to follow in the next few weeks.

That’s it for now. Thanks for joining us! Oh, and if you haven’t done so already, don’t forget to BUY YOUR SUPER COMFY GRANT T-SHIRTS!!

- Kim Porter and Blerina Shaqiri