Sunday, April 25, 2010

Karaoke For A Cause

Karaoke For A Cause was held at The Nickelodeon on April 22nd, 2010 in Coralville, Ia. What a great event! This event was held to raise funds for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Joyce Barker (LLS Board Member), Ryan and I created this event as a FUN way to raise money for such a worthy cause. A HUGE thanks to The Nickelodeon and Good Time Karaoke for donating their time, tips and 10 % of their profits for the day to LLS! How generous!

Pictured above with Ryan ... couldn't quite get him up on to sing ... maybe next time!

Pictured above with Joyce and "Drum" from Good Time Karaoke. Joyce has a direct relationship with leukemia as well. Her husband Mike is a survivor!

Thanks for all your support Joyce!

Pictured above with Mike Kair. "Love Shack, Baby Love Shack!"

Pictured above and below with great friends! Thanks to all for coming to make Karaoke For A Cause such a GREAT success!

KGAN Interview

On Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 I rose bright and early to meet with Kristine Ward for the morning show on KGAN in Cedar Rapids. We had the opportunity to discuss Live ... Learn ... Survive's upcoming philanthropy efforts. It's amazing how everything happens for a reason. The very next day, I got an e-mail from, Kristine stating her boyfriend's sister was diagnosed with leukemia. If I was able to make a difference in just one person's life ... I feel I am truly using my "Crown for a Cause." There are no co-incidences in life .... only God-incidents!

Jefferson High School National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

On April 19th, 2010 I had the wonderful honor to give the key note address at Jefferson High School's National Honor Society's Induction Ceremony. It was such an honor to express my gratitude to my community by giving back to our youth ~ our world's future!
Special thanks to Michael Jacobsen (Pictured below) for inviting me to speak.

I was recognized for my outstanding commitment to community service. I encouraged the students to Live every day to it's fullest ... Learn to make a difference with passion ... Survive with grace and diligence! What an honor to motivate our community's future!!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Live ... Learn ... Survive

On March 20th, my parents assisted Ryan and I with our first appearance in Nokomis, IL ... what an honor to be back in my hometown! We unveiled Live ... Learn ... Survive in Illinois at The Nokomis Craft Show. It was a GREAT turn-out and we were able to raise both awareness and research dollars for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Picture below with Rhonda, my mom and the inspiration behind Live ... Learn ... Survive. Ryan and I LOVE you with all our hearts!

Pictured below with Mr. Iowa ... the BEST husband and supporter a girl could ever dream of!

Pictured below: advocating for LLS.

Mom and Ryan worked so hard with me on this project! Thanks for the GREAT sign mom ... who knew a cricket was so useful for making signs!

I love seeing Mom sporting the Live ... Learn ... Survive t-shirt!! You can show your support too ... e-mail me at to order yours today!