givin' and gettin' some sugar

Tonight's the night for givin' and gettin' some sugar.

Michael and I are hosting our seventh annual and final CURE epilepsy benefit. In seven years we've raised over $100,000 for epilepsy research, and we couldn't have done it without the love, support and funding from friends and family—some who live close to home and others far away—including some compassionate people whom we've never even met.

This year we're expecting over one-hundred guests, at least that is how many have responded. I hope we don't run out of booze ... or maybe I do!

I want to take this chance to thank everyone who has contributed their time and energy, their money and their love. I want to thank all of the wonderful people in our community—you know who you are. You make me blush with gratitude. I want to thank the twenty-two local establishments who have contributed amazing appetizers, desserts and gift certificates galore, and to sell me the wine and beer at cost. I want to thank the men of String Tide who've sung and played their fiddles, piano and guitars for the past five years. I want to thank my friends who pickup food, set up the space, manage the buffets, greet the guests, tend the bar, collect donations and help clean up the mess and to Calvin's nurse, Beth, who stays up late watching over our son.

And thanks to all of you who have donated in honor of Calvin, to all of you who have given whether you attend the benefit or not. So far this year we've raised over $16,000. I hope to get past $25K. It's not too late to join us if you can! Visit the invite here.

So, one last time, in the spirit of giving some sugar, please donate what you can if you can to CURE epilepsy at: http://www.calvinscure.com

Getting some sugar from Lauren at last year's benefit

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