It is with great excitement and anticipation that I get to notify every one of the total raised from the #TeamEitel fundraiser Saturday at @Granfalloons. But before I share the exciting news I have to say something? After totaling all of the donations I was absolutely stunned and was left feeling extremely humbled by the generosity of all of those who were in attendance Saturday night. I tend to expect a great turnout of friends and family and I always look forward to meeting and sharing stories with the new faces that come to learn what #TeamEitel is about. The consistently growing generosity the group continues to demonstrate and the overall good social experiences that we are presented with and take advantage of is truly a blessing. With all of that said, I like to think I put things into perspective and understand the importance of what events and circumstance truly has on their surroundings. I?m aware of the important holidays just around the corner and I know that it can be the priority of many to save what extra cash they have to buy presents for family and friends during the holidays. And while I support that decision entirely I?m floored by the selfless generosity that everyone showed in donating their hard earned money to help support families and individuals, that we may never meet personally, in an effort to make their dream for just one more Thanksgiving or Christmas come true and our shared dream of curing cancer. A quote that comes to mind is ?You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.? ?Malcolm S. Forbes. I cannot be more thankful for my extended #TeamEitel family, what started out as 5, has grown into quite the community with amazing character.
With that said, from the bottom of my heart and with all of my soul I thank you all; as your selfless, loving and charitable donations totaling $1334 will be donated directly to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society on behalf of #TeamEitel and will be tracked as part of the 2014 Light the Night Campaign! By donating, just once or many times, a lot or a little, you?ve become a part of the #TeamEitel family. I thank you from the bottom of my heart, because what others have contributed and done before us, similar to we are doing now, is the very reason I was able to spend a few more Thanksgivings and Christmases with my dad after his first diagnosis and I cannot express in words how thankful I am for that.
Thank you, and be safe!
We wanted to thank the staff and management of Falloons for hosting a #TeamEitel event this past Saturday November 23rd. The majority of us showed up during the quiet dinner crowd, which happened to be a wonderful time and all of the sudden like out of no where at around 9PM the place got packed, as the night went on it got even more packed. The bartenders were slammed, but that’s exactly what I intended a #TeamEitel event to provide. We sold out of the #TeamEitel Keep Calm & Fight Cancer bands by 10 PM! At that point a few members of #TeamEitel ended up selling their own bands so that those who wanted them could have one! The place stayed packed all night long, we met a lot of great and generous people and can’t be more thankful for how the event went down and turned out.
We will be publishing the total numbers later today once the final count is in.
Thank you to all who attended and again to the fabulous Falloons staff and management for the support and opportunity!
Here are a few gem’s from the weekend:
My dad would be extremely happy to see his dream realized. He spent the last decade working No-Wait ED’s and No-Wait healthcare.
love you pops, thank you for all you have done
Greed is so well organized that we call it economic prosperity.
Ill will is so organized that we call it defense and we make weapons and war.
Ignorance is so well organized that we study about everything except ourselves.
I try to decrease the thoughts in my mind. If we stopped thinking we’d have no problems.
Ari Yaratne (called the Gandhi of Sri Lanka)
I’ve been reading a lot of EliteDaily lately, I think the site is pretty wonderful, specifically the “Life” section. I thought this was a good Friday read for everyone.
“Everyone has one common goal in life: to achieve true happiness. The biggest factor holding us back from achieving our dreams is, simply and sadly, our own selves. We put limitations on ourselves everyday, whether intentionally or unintentionally. There are so many ways we can alleviate these restraints.
Remember, life can either be something you embrace or something you hide from. Stop making things complicated and just live your life. It would be so much simpler and more enjoyable if we learned to just release certain limitations.
Let?s take a look at the things you need to let go of in order to become a happier person.”
Read the article here: The 20 Things You Need To Let Go To Be Happy