Thursday, September 3, 2009

Fundraiser Update!

(sorry Fort, I KNOW that you hate that I'm messing with your blog...but it's for YOU!)

Had our first "official" meeting for the fundraiser. We now have committees and lots of volunteers getting ready for the Firebirds for Fort Fundraiser on October 17.
If you know of any businesses that might make a donation for a silent auction or raffle, contact me @ I will direct you to the chair of that committee.
So far we have donations from several local businesses and some Cincinnati businesses...
here's a few - Cincinnati Bengals sent an official NFL football signed by Dhani Jones,
Cincinnati Railway donated a dinner/train trip, donations from Christophers Restaurant, Cheesecake Factory, Sports Deck, Occasionally Yours (Vera Bradley), Rife Jewelers, Oscar Beigel Jewelers, Hot Head Burritos, Subway, Noodles, Artisans, Tinks, Elsa's, Lesko Photography just to name a few!

Melissa's former rugby coach, Jen (no last names, Melissa's rule!) running in the Breast Cancer Marathon in Jacksonville in February and donations from this will go to the Scholarship fundraiser also. I am in the process of setting up an account for this and will post as soon as I have all of the information together.

This is VERY difficult for me - playing with her blog...but I plan on updating occasionally. We have a new grandson - Maxwell Irvin, born Thursday, August 20,
weighing in at 8lbs. 10 oz. 20in long. Lots of dark hair..will post pics when I figure
out how to do that. I'll post current pics of Drew too - he's changed a lot since the
last posts by Fort...I know she would be ok with THIS.

I took notes whenever I was with Melissa, and want to share some of the funny things
she said and did while she was in the hospital and Hospice that SHE didn't post.
A little difficult to do that today - it's 8 months today....

Keep reading - I'll post more in a week or so...

UPDATE...just talked with my contact at the bank - if you'd like to make a donation, you can make out a check to Firebirds for Fort and send it to US Bank, 360 N. Main Street, Centerville, OH 45459. If you send before Tuesday Sept 7, send it to the attention of Stephanie Shaw.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for keeping us all updated. I am looking forward to seeing updated pictures of the kids.
- Amy "Jennings" Trout

Fort said...

I'm glad you are still reading!

Fort said...

don't know how to change this from "Fort said...", but I guess I wouldn't change it if I knew how... Fort's mom

Misti said...

It is hard to come back here, but I saw you post on Facebook that you were on. Thanks for keeping it going.