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20th-Sep-2005 11:13 pm(no subject)
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On September 15, wanderingchilde's father died of ALS. (I know her from the community als_advocacy) She is holding a walk on October 23. I was thinking...for sake of unity, let's try and organize a walk that day. They're trying to raise 5,000 dollars in honour of James Lindberg. We, of course, will be walking in honour of Jean Stockwell, and can raise however much we want, but that's their goal. Talk to me/eMail me/call me if you're interested, or if you like/have severe objections to this date.
18th-Aug-2005 10:56 pm - IMPORTANT
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Due to lack of interest/availability, the meeting at Temptations has been cancelled. There is no point in just Anne and me going, because we've already exhausted our ideas on each other. Maybe we will devote a lunchtime to this when school starts, if people are still willing to help.

Heather
14th-Aug-2005 12:53 pm - Tentative Meeting
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Okay folks,
Here's the low-down. Anne and I didnt completely abandon this idea. We were thinking of having a walkathon, based at Parker (because its central to most students) sometime in October. It would be a one-day thing, and we could sell bracelets there, along with a bake sale, maybe?

So, thats the basic idea. Now, phase two, we are having a meeting at Temptations next Friday, August 19 at 6:00-8:00. We are going to discuss logistics, dates, volunteers, etc, and we NEED you all to help out. Plus, it would be nice to see all the amigos.

Please come to this meeting! (if we know you...) And if you have super-strong objections to this idea, please come with an alternate idea. We want to keep this as a one-day thing.

Also, please comment saying if you probably will/won't be there. And, if you cant make it, whether you could help make announcements, put up fliers, whatever...

I will post the "minutes" of the meeting after it happens, so those who didnt come can be up to date.

Thanks!
Heather
16th-Jul-2005 01:41 pm - Memorial Service
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Jean Stockwell died peacfully on Tuesday, July 12, 2005 with friends and family around her.

A Memorial Service will be held for her on Sunday, July 17 from 2-4 p.m. at 639 Fuller Street (her house) in Ludlow, Mass.



Call/contact me if you would like to go and need a ride.
11th-Jul-2005 02:52 pm - Idea
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Okay, this might be too hard or...something...but maybe we could show something on public access about als with information and whatnot. My sister is trying to put something on public access with her friend, so I know it's possible...I don't know if that sounds like a good idea to you, but if it does/ doesn't for any reason, say something... -Holly
9th-Jul-2005 01:45 pm(no subject)
A few things:
because heather is in maine right now, i am the maintainer of this community for the week. so, if you try to join and you don't get a response soon, its because i suck with email. i will do my best to let you in (assuming you are someone i know....) in a timely manner. Also, i think everyone should try to mention this to anyone they think would be interested... get interest up so we can succeed. Heather tried to call the ALSA organisation without much success, but soon we will meet and discuss all the details that need to be worked out. if you have a place where we could meet, please leave a comment. thanks!
7th-Jul-2005 08:28 pm(no subject)
A few comments:

i think the wristband thing is a great idea- but i think that if we could come up with some event or gimmick at which to sell them, that'd be amazing. What we need to do with this is have a meeting- get everyone who wants to be involved involved in one place to all express our ideas in an organized fashion. I'd offer up my house... but im figuring i live far away for a lot of people, so any other places to meet? I think that once we all get together and discuss what we really are trying to do and make a goal for ourselves (for example, do we want to focus more on money or awareness, or try to tackle both? i vote BOTH) then maybe we can make this work. Also, we need to make sure everyone we think would be interested is informed of what we want to do. does anyone have a list of people's emails or something? we need to get the word out if we want this to work.
okay, i think i'm done rambling, but i do have a mini- ramble for heather:
Do you want to co- chair or presidate this together? Seeing as we did come up with this idea together, i think that would make sense and would make it more organised... i didn't even know you had an LJ community to deal with this, or i would've put down these ideas awile ago.... email or just talk to me.

Anne
5th-Jul-2005 04:14 pm(no subject)
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Shannon,

   I just want you to know that while I'm not usually overly religious, you, your grandmother and your family are in my most ernest prayers. You are a great friend and I send you a huge supportive mental hug.

Leanne

4th-Jul-2005 11:40 pm(no subject)
cherry blossom
Okay, one idea is to sell "Strike Out ALS" bracelets. Someone would have to call one of the chapters, but you can all take a look at this. Also, I think we should have a treasurer, just to take care of the money, keep track of where it came from, where it goes, etc. Any nominations?

First, check out <<http://alsa.org/community/wristbands.cfm>>

Oh, and also, Shannon now knows about the community, so don't worry about letting anything slip...

peace,
heather
3rd-Jul-2005 09:13 pm(no subject)
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Dear Shannon,

I love you. I care about you. And I am sad for you.

I wish that there were something I could do to help, but I know that there is nothing I can do as an individual. I know that alot of our friends want to help you, offer you support, but we are so far away at times and at other times, we dont know if you want to talk about it.

We want to raise money for a disease. There is an organization, the ALSA, that I think would be a nice place to donate to, and we can donate in recognition of a specific person, etc.

I know that you are having a hard time with this, and I want to do something to support you, to show you I care. This is something we all connect with, because when you are sad, it affects us too. This isnt intended to cure all the grief, but just to let you know that we want to do something about it.

I think we should set a goal (like, $500 or $1,000) as a group. I just really want to help some way.

So, to all the other people who are reading this before Shannon knows about it, what do you think? Do you have any ideas, goals, thoughts on the matter? Please post them here.

Love,
Heather
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