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STUART
08-19-2007, 05:44 AM
Not sure if it's been asked but I'm in a bit of a rush and unable to check the other posts at the moment, but anyone gonna sponsor Cy and Jamie for this, how about a collective effort maybe?

Ed, could you suggest a suitable payment method? Do you still use PayPal at the merch stand, could we use that maybe?

If we all send a small amount it will soon add up to a sizeable donation.
Cancer research is close to both Lisa and myself as Lisa's dad passed away from the condition and other family members have also been affected over the years, as, no doubt have many other people linked to this board and the band.

Sorry if I don't get to answer this for a few days but have work to go to and children to entertain....

rockerchic
08-19-2007, 10:05 PM
I have not heard any chatter yet to sponsor Cy or Jamie but it is possible I am sure. In the meantime, I have some inquiries coming in as I am participating in Mike Peters LHSF Rock On Walkathon/MusicFest on September 15th here in Union County, New Jersey. So if for some reason our Fixx members cannot take your donations, I will gladly accept them in behalf of our Fixxy Community as a walker and hopefully a volunteer at this
event!

STUART
08-20-2007, 04:05 AM
Brilliant - good news, c'mon folks, let's get behind this good cause.
I'll kick the ball off with $25, send me your Paypal e.mail and I'll sort that out straight away, have sent Cy a PM and he replied with, "Anything you can afford for the cause".
Everyone:
It doesn't matter how much or how little or even if you can't afford at anything at all, just send your best wishes.
Would be nice to get a collective donation though from everyone here, that's one hell of an expedition, even just to base camp and personally, I'd have paid a lot more to get tickets to see that show.

Beached Male
08-20-2007, 02:54 PM
Tell them to put it on a Stixx!

Will it be video recorded?? Is it getting digitally recorded for audio at least?

Curious--this could help defray costs through sales that follow the event, even if it doesn't get a bunch of up front support.
BM

rockerchic
08-20-2007, 03:16 PM
I think it will be on video - I think at least for Mt. Everest. I will check into and let ya' know what I find.

Thanks to Stuart and Lisa who are working on donating to the fund! Wished I had paypal so it would be on my sponsor form with the Fixxtures from the states that are sponsoring me.
Anyone else interested let me know and I will give you the information of where the fund's check can be mailed. Thanks everyone who has been following this cause!

Carrie
08-20-2007, 04:38 PM
I'll join in - Stuart, I sent you a PM. I gave Sherri a donation, so I can't leave Cy and Jamie out :D

dee
08-20-2007, 05:00 PM
hey stuart i will help out just let me know what to do? i have lost alot of people in my family to cancer like my 4 year old nephew from wilm's tumor and my grandfather from luekemia also my godmother is fighting lung cancer right now so i will help out for sure dee:wave: :tup:

rockerchic
08-20-2007, 08:21 PM
:) JUST WANT TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO POST HERE AS WELL AS IN A NEW THREAD TO SAY THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING FIXXTURES FOR SPONSORING ME FOR THE "LOVE, HOPE, STRENGTH FOUNDATION ROCK ON WALKATHON!" CARRIE AND DEJAPETE, THANKS FOR BEING EVER SO GENEROUS AND SHARING YOUR STORIES OF WHY YOU WANTED TO HELP! THANKS STUART AND THE WELSH CONNECTION FOR WANTING TO DO MORE TOO! I ALWAYS KNEW THAT THIS FIXX COMMUNITY WAS A CARING BUNCH BUT NOW THIS CONFIRMS IT AND LEAVES ME WITH A WARM FUZZY FEELING!
:love: :angel: YOU ALL ROCK!!!!!

Cy and Jamie appear to be doing the Mt. Everest gig in October with the same principles as the September 15th Rock On Walkathon that I will be walking in. The goals of the event is to fight and find cures for cancer locally and globally. People around the world would be able to find better doctors, medications, network/support groups, and hopefully a cure!
I am walking as a fan of The Alarm and Mike Peters and in memory of my beloved grandmother who lost her battle with lung cancer 3 summers ago. She was diagnosed in August of 2003 and it spread like wildfire and she left our world 11 months later. I remember when she was diagnosed my parents decided to be with her as she began treatment. She lived in North Carolina. We already had our summer vacation planned at the shore so we did that but it was a blur. I remember coming home and waking up at 5 a.m. said good bye to my husband to get on the road with my parents and my then 6 month old baby to see her because I was afraid I may never get the chance again and I wanted her to meet her newest great grandchild. My memories from that visit and the last ones we had together are my fondest ones as she got to see me as a parent and reminisce about so many things. My parents and I pitched in while we stayed for almost a week - driving her to treatments, giving her massages, brushing her hair, helping her clean and cook, treating her like a queen to her every need. It was hard to leave because I was not sure I would see her again. ( okay now I am crying as I am typing so forgive the typos.) Fall went by and she was still getting treatment but had lost her hair. Her daughters made sure her wigs were much like her own style. Grandma's large body frame and tall posture now was small, frail, and hunched over. My sister went back to see her in January because she too had a baby to show Grandma and was not sure if this would be our goodbyes? As sick as she was feeling, Grandma wanted to show everyone she still had spirit and learned that sis was coming after New Year's so she kept all her Christmas decorations out and made them a delicious country meal. She was so thrilled to have family. She had 9 children and each child had at least two or three kids and then we all had kids so you can imagine how large our family is? She acknowledged everyone on the various occasions. Anyhow when sis came home she thought it was not looking good and we grew sadder. Then came Spring and my daughter's 1st birthday> Just for the heck of it I said let me make a huge party and invite everyone from North Carolina. My parents did not think Grandma would be up for it. Well we get a surprise phone call and it was her and my aunt who said grandma was in remission and wanted to come up north. She took the train and I spent a special day with her at her favorite restaurant and bought her all her medical needs at the local pharmacy. Over lunch we talked about so many things that she never shared before. It was wonderful. She acted like she was doing okay. The birthday - she had a ball with the Karaoke (my uncle is one of the best around here) The day she was leaving I still had a little shadow of doubt in my soul so I gave her the biggest hug and kiss and have a photo of my daughter's last kiss to her. We get a call in April, Grandma is not doing well - HUH???? Truth came out frommy aunt that the remission story was a lie so that no one would talk her out of coming to us. She got so sick that Hospice was called in and her children that lived near stayed around the clock. I wanted to go back but my dad said that it would be better for us to remember her from the last images from our memory because it may not be pleasant to go there. We would talk daily and finally I worked the nerve up to ask her if she was afraid to die. She stated no and she felt she had a good life here and had been blessed by many things. That made me happy to hear. My dad's last conversation to her was telling her to "Go Night Night" as that is what we all said whenever we would be sleeping under the same roof. Two viewings happened - one in her home church and then her body was flown here for the surviving family here to view and she was buried here next to my grandfather and their 3 year old daughter they lost to SIDS. I miss Grandma and I hope she is watching and knows this is for her! So please show support and reach out to me as I do this walkathon on the 15th. It does not have to be a large amount. It would be great if I fill my pledge form and mark it as fans of the Fixx community! Thanks again for hearing me. I know I have been redundant on this but I really want to get the attention of more people for the worthy cause!:angel:

Bash
08-20-2007, 09:36 PM
I think sponsoring the walk is a great idea! Also, if it isn't possible to sponsor Cy and Jamie, we can sponsor the survivors who will make the climb with them. (Cue "Climb the Hill" here!)

If sponsoring Rockerchic or the climb is not possible for some Fixxtures, please make sure to visit the Love Hope Strength web site and sign up for emails and the Army. I'm hoping they have some affiliate banners available soon, otherwise I'll have to conjure up some way to call attention to them on my blog and MySpace page. So, for those who find that funds are tight, there are things you can do for free.

I can relate to Rockerchic's story. I lost my own grandmother to a rare form of cancer. Treatment started with the removal of her right eye and socket area, and she really made the most of wearing her eye patch and being "Pirate Granny" to her grandkids and great-grandkids. The disease didn't stop there, though, and she eventually had part of her nose cartilage, cheekbone and upper palate removed. After that, it spread to her lymph nodes and throughout her body. After the last of her surgeries, she didn't have the facial structure to produce speech anymore, but wrote determined (and sometimes hilarious) notes to speak her mind until we finally lost her. She was so much fun and I really miss her...I'll be wearing my camo in her memory.

http://www.bashful7.com/lohost.jpg

rockerchic
08-20-2007, 10:29 PM
Thank you Bash for filling in more options and your creativity for those who maybe can not donate.
Thanks for your support!
Your Grandma's story was very touching! At least she too tried to make the most and best of her situation with making the kids laugh with the Pirate patch and her letter writing. I know our grandmothers are angels in heaven but there are angels on earth and you are one of them for taking part in being a sponsor for this worthy cause!:angel:

45 rpm
08-24-2007, 05:46 AM
Originally posted by Beached Male
Tell them to put it on a Stixx!

Will it be video recorded?? Is it getting digitally recorded for audio at least?

Curious--this could help defray costs through sales that follow the event, even if it doesn't get a bunch of up front support.
BM

The entire trek and concert will be recorded by The BBC and VH1 for future airplay/release.
Should be amazing to watch!

magical
08-24-2007, 09:18 PM
I lost a beloved uncle to cancer. It was the saddest thing to watch someone go through. He was an awesome man! I do miss him so. I have also watch a co-worker battle breast cancer throughout the years. It is a horrid disease. I support all causings that are for the fight against cancer. I have actually donated to the Love Hope Strength foundation. I wish the climbers the best of luck!

rockerchic
08-24-2007, 09:35 PM
45 rpm you have a message on your myspace page. Thanks for the information regarding taping of this event!

Magical, thanks for sharing your stories and for supporting the LHSF!

rockerchic
08-25-2007, 09:57 PM
Look at the words of inspiration on the update section at thefixx.com
Nice to hear the sincerity from Cy regarding Mike Peters performances and the reason why Jamie and Cy felt they wanted to be involved. You guys rock!

rockerchic
08-28-2007, 03:29 PM
Sorry to those of you whom may have already been inconvenienced or I missed as a sponsor! I just learned today a little more about paypal so now I believe I can take donations for the Walkathon via paypal. Contact me with a pm if you would be interested. Thanks!


***** A Great Big Thanks to Bash for being my sponsor too - Received the check today - :) :angel: *****

rockerchic
08-28-2007, 07:31 PM
More thanks and praise are going out to Stuart and Lisa from Wales
and Spin It (aka Dave) and his wife Jo also of Wales who are becoming my sponsors! Thanks to all of them for being so patient and supportive as I had to figure out how to get their funds here via paypal. We are definately going to get some people scratching their heads in bewilderment, especially Mike Peters! I am so excited to be representing all of you as I do this walkathon! I am hoping to get a special photo for everyone! :cheers: to all you:angel:

Carrie
08-29-2007, 06:02 PM
I was able to make a donation to Cy and Jamie just now...I clicked on the link in the Update page here, then clicked on Cy's/Jamie's name over to the right when the page loads, and used the Paypal link on their blog page. It did take a bit to load the pages, but went through. You also have to make sure and update the amount you want to send before signing in.

Maybe they've recently fixxed it since all of you tried and had all the trouble? Just wanted to let everyone know it's working now...

STUART
08-30-2007, 10:31 AM
Where's the update page?

rockerchic
08-30-2007, 07:31 PM
It looks like they finally added an area that you can click on next to the musician or "Army member" that you wish to support for Mount Everest Rocks. There is even an area to blog a comment which I did for Cy and Jamie. It was not easy to find the page though.
Enter www.Lovehopestrengthfoundation.com then on the bottom it will ask which country you are closest to: U.S.A., U.K., Australia - I tried U.K. and did not pull up what it is we needed to see so I tried U.S.A. and that will eventually lead you to the page. Click on Events when you get to that page and scroll down to www.everestrocks.com and click -(I tried to put that dot com in to pull it up without going through the 1st steps but it never showed up) Any how, look in the right hand column and look for the members name, then click by their name and you will see another area to click for comments and an area to donate. Hope that is helpful! It is possible there may be another way to look it up but I have yet to find that way.



P.S. - Stuart, that is wonderful that your shop also supports autism. I used to work with children with autism while I was in college. I loved working with that population - found it very intriguing. I read a book called "Nobody, Nowhere" written by a woman with autism and then she made a sequel to it called "Somebody,Somewhere". It was a resourceful book as it showed me a lot about what it was like in her world. Another book that I read that is also good is "Dibbs in Search of Self". I think I have these still if you are ever interested in reading them, I would be happy to share them.
My sister is going to be working this school year with children with autism. (We both work in the field of Occupational Therapy.) :wave:

STUART
08-31-2007, 01:59 AM
My second son has autism and my eldest has aspergers syndrome, I trained as a social worker with the learning disabilities dept and graduated last year with a 1st. Working out of the field at the moment as it is very stressful working with autism by day and returning home at night to more of the same, so take time out frequently. I used to work closely with our OT team and would often make use of the trampoline therapy for muscle tone building with children.

rockerchic
08-31-2007, 07:44 AM
If you ever need ideas let me know because we have lots of resources and therapeutic activities. When I eventually return back into the workforce, this is why I am so torn because I don't know if I should go back to Adult Day Care or go work with where my sister is at. They both are challenging and both require much structure and therapeutic activities. I would need to go for more training if I choose working with autism as there are all kinds of new sensory approaches being trialed.
Good luck and do keep in touch!

rockerchic
08-31-2007, 01:37 PM
I hope I have not caused any hardships being that some of your potential sponsors are sending their funds my way! Is there any other links I should direct inquiries to for you and Jamie? Thanks! - Sherri

STUART
08-31-2007, 04:31 PM
By the way, did you know Everest was named after a Welshman also,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Everest

rockerchic
08-31-2007, 08:46 PM
Another supporter and great big thank you to Heimo in Germany!:cheers:

Carrie
09-02-2007, 04:06 PM
Originally posted by STUART
Where's the update page?

Sorry, that wasn't too clear...the Update page here on thefixx.com...then follow my earlier instructions!

rockerchic
09-06-2007, 06:03 AM
THANKS TO WILKIE IN THE U.K. FOR HIS GENEROUS SUPPORT AS MY SPONSOR FOR THE LHSF WALKATHON!:angel: :cheers:

AS YOU CAN SEE NOW I AM PROUDLY REPRESENTING ENGLAND AND WALES!:goodie:

Wilkie UK
09-06-2007, 07:30 AM
Originally posted by rockerchic
THANKS TO WILKIE IN THE U.K. FOR HIS GENEROUS SUPPORT AS MY SPONSOR FOR THE LHSF WALKATHON!:angel: :cheers:

AS YOU CAN SEE NOW I AM PROUDLY REPRESENTING ENGLAND AND WALES!:goodie: :wave:
The Everest event will also have a Scot; Jimmy Barnes (Australia's no.1 best selling artist EVER!!)) and my #1 musical hero :goodie: :goodie:

STUART
09-06-2007, 01:51 PM
Amazing how so many Fixx fans are turned on by the same music, Jimmy Barnes and Cold Chisel are / were also one of my many influences.

STUART
09-06-2007, 01:52 PM
All we need is a fan from Ireland to complete the UK's representation.

Wilkie UK
09-06-2007, 03:36 PM
Originally posted by STUART
Amazing how so many Fixx fans are turned on by the same music, Jimmy Barnes and Cold Chisel are / were also one of my many influences. Jimmy has undergone major heart surgery already this year, but he's a fighter himself.

rockerchic
09-06-2007, 07:19 PM
I don't remember ever seeing any fans post here from there? I guess I will have to stand in place as a filler since my surname is O'Maoldhomhnaigh or simply translated here in America to Maloney. Just found the name meaning translates to "Servant of the Church" ~:angel:

Oh I wish I wish we had some Irish~:drunk: ~ (sorry I could not resist!)

Carrie
09-07-2007, 05:13 PM
Isn't Cy ethnically Irish and French (Algerian)? Or can you not believe everything you read on the Internet, hehehe? If he is, he can be our Irishman :)

Bash
09-07-2007, 07:08 PM
Here's some Irish:

http://www.bashful7.com/jameson.jpg

Hold the 12 or 18 year version - like that skinny guitar player we talk about here, I much prefer the plain ol' regular stuff.

Cheers!

rockerchic
09-07-2007, 08:37 PM
:cheers: :drunk: Skinny guitar player :laugh:

rockerchic
09-18-2007, 02:58 AM
Please see my space as my story was long and I have to make some time to return to this board to post it in one of these topic area.
If you don't want to wait until I post it here somewhere then here is my addy - http://www.myspace.com/jerseyrockerchic

Hope you enjoy the stories!