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Xtreme Hike for a Cure to Cystic Fibrosis

Three years ago my husband joined some friends on the journey of a lifetime by becoming involved with the Xtreme Hike to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.   I've never been more inspired by the families, friends, and volunteers of this organization. Now it's my turn to help and time to climb that mountain.  The Xtreme Hike is a physical challenge (30.1 miles in one day!) focused on exceeding ones limits and supporting critical research for a cure to cystic fibrosis.  I've been touched by the beautiful enthusiasm of the children and the unwavering determination of their parents to provide a rich and bountiful life for their children.  The hike gives hope to those who may never get to experience what you and I take for granted every day.  The event demonstrates to the parents and loved ones that we truly care and want to end their struggle with this disease.  No more breathing devices, no more vibrating vests, and no surgery, those are the goals.  To achieve success, the foundation needs funding and that's where YOU come in. Funding over the years has been successful in bringing about treatment options which have extended the life expectancy, but it is still too young.  Let's show some support and put an end to this disease.  Let's give the children a chance at a long, happy life.  Please donate today.  Be a hero, be a champion, be a supporter!

Raising Money For Kim's Cancer Surgery

November 21, 2013
Category: Philanthropy
Tags: Furniture

Kim's insurance denied her claim to remove cancer spots from her brain. Without this surgery, she will not survive.  I have currently given to her campaign and am continuing to raise funds through my Rodan + Fields Skincare Business.  For ALL new preferred customers this month, I will donate $20 more to her gofundme account for her surgery. Please consider giving through my skincare business ( or directly at the link below:

Thanks for you consideration.

Jennifer Gallman

Xtreme Hike for the Cure

September 9, 2013
Category: Philanthropy

I am participating in the Xtreme Hike for a Cure.  This is a 30.1 mile hike on the historic Art Loeb Trail here in NC.  It is called Xtreme because we are going to do this hike in ONE DAY!  This benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation here in Charlotte.  This event started in North Carolina and began as a once a year event.  It has grown into biannual event and has spread across the nation.  I am logging my training on my donation page at: 
Contact me directly at if you need information for your company's matching donations program or if you would like to learn about partnering with the CF Foundation of Charlotte.
Thank you in advance checking out my progress.  Please consider helping me reach my fundraising goal.

Peek-A-Boo Couture Hosts Spring Fashion Show- Donates to St. Jude's

Press Release

April 25, 2013



Peek-A-Boo Couture Hosts Spring Fashion Show

                Peek-A-Boo Couture is hosting the largest kid and teen fashion show held in North Carolina this May. Nearly fifty models will walk the runway at Mooresville High School and a portion of the proceeds will go to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.  Store owner Candace Khashman says her own battle with cancer motivated her to choose St. Jude’s as the charity for the event.

The theme for the show, Rockin’ the Runway, exemplifies Peek-A-Boo’s philosophy. “It’s going to be off the chain”, Khashman explains. “We are very excited about this event. All of the models participating are fantastic and the outfits they have chosen really show off each kid’s individual personality.” There are over sixty looks in the fashion show, worn by models ranging from ages 2 to 16. Couture Specialists from the boutique worked individually with each model to select the perfect outfits for the event.

Rockin’ the Runway is the second show in a month featuring Peek-A-Boo Couture collections. Child and teen models sported vintage inspired styles as they walked the runway last Saturday evening at the NC Music Factory for the Charlotte SEEN Passport for Fashion event. The show featured over ten one of a kind looks from Peek-A-Boo Couture’s collections.

Over a dozen vendors are participating in the event including Barbizon Modeling, Kaycees Kitchen Catering, Thirty-One Gifts, and Bows Cote. The doors will open at 3pm and the show will begin at 4:00. Tickets are on sale at and will also be available at the door. Peek-A-Boo Couture is still accepting models for this event. The boutique is also looking for volunteers to help with event set up and event operations during the show. To volunteer or to register as a model, call 704.987.7776.


Media Contact: Rebecca Holliday


Red Rider Classic in Memory of Brett Morgan

April 21, 2013
Category: Philanthropy

Brett Morgan was an avid cyclist, devoted husband and father and was deeply committed and passionate about helping others.  He worked with many charities,  and 24 Hours of Booty combined his love of cycling with his passion for making a difference.  In January 2012, Brett was tragically killed while walking to work.  At the time, he had envisioned and was making plans to hold a fundraising event for his 24 Hours of Booty team- Team Impact- at the newly opened Giordana velodrome in Rock Hill. 


Brett had also become passionate about supporting a young girl fighting cancer, Isabella Santos.  Isabella inspired Brett, as she had done others, by bravely fighting the disease in the face of long odds.  Despite ultimately succumbing to her multi-year battle, the memory of Isabella Santos inspires us as well.  Brett understood the ultimate price that some cancer victims and their families pay.  Brett would want us to fight on and we shall.


Although the velodrome event did not come together in 2012, his family and friends donated to 24 Hours of Booty in his memory, making Brett one of the top fundraisers in 2012!  Brett would have been so proud.


His team, family and friends are working hard to make Brett's vision a reality and a yearly tradition, beginning this year.  Thus, the "Red Rider Classic in Memory of Brett Morgan" will take place at the Giordana velodrome on May 18, 2012, much as he had originally envisioned it.  The name of the event celebrates Brett' s love of his alma mater, Texas Tech, the Red Raiders. This event will bring together his family, friends, teammates and the cycling community to celebrate his life while raising funds for a cause that meant so much to him. 


YWCA Stand Against Racism 2013

January 13, 2013
Category: Philanthropy

On Friday April 26, 2013 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.,  YWCA Central Carolinas will be at Polk Park in the heart of uptown, encouraging Charlotteans to take a Stand Against Racism. YWCA created Stand Against Racism in order to combat the spread of hate and intolerance, and to honor and celebrate the richness of diversity. Free Event!

For additional details regarding aspects of the events or how to become a participating site, please contact Shauntavia at 704.525.5770 or 

looking for recycleable products for a large project

December 11, 2012
Category: Philanthropy

We are organizing an event in 2013 and some of our artists are looking for the following recycleable items:

fruit sleeves - fresh markets receive fruits with what look like Styrofoam weave sleeves... normally white or green...

burlap bags - coffee, beans and nut burlap bags

Nespresso cafe machine used single serving capsules

Please contact me if you have any of these products to donate.

thank you,



Volunteer with the 48th Annual Festival In The Park

July 30, 2012
Category: Philanthropy

Hello All,

I am Ryan Kamp and I am the new volunteer co-coordinator with the 48th Annual Festival In The Park. As you may already know, the festival is run every year almost entirely by volunteers and this year is no different. There are many different opportunities throughout the weekend and we need your help to make this year a success! Opportunites, times and sign-up information are listed on the website:
The festival runs from September 21st 2012 through September 23rd 2012 and is located at Freedom Park. Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about volunteering with the event. Thanks and I hope to see you all out there!

Ryan Kamp

The Right Side of History Project

May 21, 2012
Category: Philanthropy

If I have contacted you about my project already please forgive this message. However, I am working hard to gain support. 

My project is “The Right Side of History” and is a Civil/Equal Rights movement. I have started a crowd sourcing campaign on Indiegogo to raise the funds to make this happen. I am pleading for your assistance. Please go to the project, watch the video, and read everything I plan to do. Support it if you are able. Any amount will help but be sure to read the perks on the left side of the screen. If nothing else, will you please post a link to my project on your Facebook wall, Twitter feed, Google+ stream, blogs, etc. Talk about the project to everyone. Word of mouth is what will make this a success.

The link is: 

If you have any questions or concerns please contact me here, by phone 704.962.0988, or by email . 

Thank you so much! 


Team Emma - Support a local Family

May 13, 2012
Category: Philanthropy

Hey Colin- 

The Charlotte Junior Chamber is sponsoring multiple events to help raise money for Emma Rose Poplin-Revels. Emma is a local 18 month old girl that was diagnosed with Leukemia back in December. We are looking to raise money to help the family with medical bills that have been mounting after significant time in the hospital for treatments. Those wishing to help the family can assist by going to or looking up Team Emma on Facebook. Also, volunteers will be at various Alive After 5 events collecting cash donations. If you anyone would like to assist with volunteering, or by including Team Emma volunteers at golf tournaments or other events, please reach out to Steve Taggart at

YWCA Stand Against Racism Events

March 5, 2012
Category: Philanthropy

Stand Against Racism 2012 will include events April 20-27, 2012. YWCA is partnering with the Levine Museum of the New South for the week of April 20-27, with the COURAGE exhibit on display at YWCA, located at 3420 Park Road, Charlotte 28209. This exhibit will be free and open to the public. 


On Friday April 27, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.,  YWCA Central Carolinas will be at Polk Park in the heart of uptown, encouraging Charlotteans to take a Stand Against Racism. YWCA created Stand Against Racism in order to combat the spread of hate and intolerance, and to honor and celebrate the richness of diversity.

For additional details regarding aspects of the events or how to become a participating site, please contact Rebecca Stickel at 704.525.5770 or 

Hope and HeArt Gala

February 16, 2012
Category: Philanthropy

Hope & HeART Gala benefitting The Respite, A Centre for Grief & Hope

Charlotte, NC The Respite, A Centre for Grief & Hope, providing holistic services for those suffering any kind of loss, will be holding their first fundraising gala on March 23, from 6:30-10pm at Grace on Brevard in Uptown Charlotte. The Hope & HeART Gala is being sponsored by Harris Development Group and Compass Asset Management. Tickets, at $50 each, include dinner, live music, inspirational speaking and a silent auction. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheRespite.gala or by mail. All proceeds from the Gala will be used to provide services to all who need them.

"The Respite is greatly needed in Charlotte and fills a void with unique services related to grief and hope" says Steve Harris, principal at Harris Development Group. "We recognize the need that The Respite addresses and, along with Compass Asset Management, wanted to show our support for this new non-profit organization by sponsoring their first fundraiser."

The evening will include a delicious meal with wine, soulful live music by Ananda and The Inclusion Profusion Art Ensemble, inspirational speaking, and a fabulous silent auction with items including original artwork and jewelry, JetBlue tickets, winery tours and more!

In 2011, three women in Charlotte, N.C., Mandy Eppley, Elizabeth Berrien, and Cindy Ballaro, came together using their separate journeys through grief to start The Respite, A Centre for Grief and Hope, a place providing a holistic approach to confronting grief and loss. The Respite, located at 4919 Monroe Road in Charlotte, offers workshops, support groups, therapy, yoga, massage, healing arts and personal and nutritional training for a variety of losses – death, divorce, unemployment, etc. The mission is to help people, regardless of socio-economic status, who have suffered a significant loss in any form to reclaim healthy and productive lives. The philosophy at The Respite encourages individuals to view their grief as a powerful creative force and a rich resource to cultivate.

For more information about the Hope & HeART Gala or The Respite visit or call 704-372-4010.

Junior League of Charlotte Spring Fundraiser Request

January 12, 2012
Category: Philanthropy

Join the Junior League of Charlotte for March. Money. Madness. on March 22, 2012!

The JLC and Dillworth Neighborhood Grille are teaming up for the inaugural March. Money. Madness. party on Thursday, March 22 at 6 p.m. The event will include food, drinks, luxury raffle prizes, a grand cash prize of up to $10,000 and regional tournament play on 26 TVs. Charity raffle tickets start at just $50 and no more than 2,000 will be sold. Advance party tickets start at just $20. This event is open to the entire Charlotte community and proceeds benefit the Junior League of Charlotte's mission and community programs. Click here for additional information about the party, raffle prizes and to purchase tickets

Ladies Night Out - Vegas Style! October 6 - buy tickets today!

Amazing event for children in Charlotte that are suffering from long term or terminal illnesses.  Please join us for "Ladies Night Out - Vegas Style".  With each $20 admission, you will receive a gift bag valued over $35.  Over 20 vendors will display their products and services.
Great auction items will be available, too.  They include art work, gift certificates for local restaurants, jewelry, purses, and more.  We are featuring a 12 month membership for the Penisula Yacht Club valued over $3000!

Tickets will go fast!

Connolly's Happy Hour For the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

August 14, 2011
Category: Philanthropy

Barium Springs Childrens Home School Supplies Drive

July 31, 2011
Category: Philanthropy

As the school year nears, the Barium Springs Childrens Home needs help with supplies for the kids. Children of all ages reside here. Please think about the items that a child would need to learn with and purchase a few. You can drop off at The Nook Coffee Bar and Eatery in Huntersville (located behind Hickory Tavern near Birkdale). The list would include items such as black ink pens, spiral notebooks, 2 pocket folders, crayons, construction paper, playdoh, calculators, mechanical pencils, 3 ring binders and dividers, washable markers, glue sticks, poster board, colored pencils, index cards, flash drives, book bags, kid safe scissors, etc.

There are also infants and toddlers here, so items such as diapers, fruit or vegetable baby food, wipes, bibs, socks, children's books, receiving blankets, etc.

As you can see, the list is long and it is a good cause. I have attached a sheet to show a complete list as well as contact names/numbers. This is a great cause and every cent you spend goes directly to the kids!

Thanks everyone!

50 Years of Folk Documentary-Kickstarter Campaign

May 25, 2011
Category: Philanthropy

We know you are busy and have limited time & resources but we are getting down to the home stretch.  We need your help!

We have raised 70% of our goal so far.    We only have 3 days to raise the money.  

Please help us finish our latest documentary, 50 Years of Folk, by contributing to our kickstarter campaign and tell your friends!

 If we reach our goal, your credit card will be charged and the funds will be released to us.  If we don't reach our goal, you are not charged and we get nothing.   Signing in only takes a few seconds and you will not be added to any other email lists or campaigns - just this one. 

If you prefer to send a check, you can do that.  Email us and ask for details.

Feel free to forward this link to all of your friends and music lovers!  We appreciate your help!  

All the best,  

Alyson & Beverly

Alabama Tornado Support

May 3, 2011
Category: Philanthropy

My husband and I run a small T-shirt company called The Sullivan Shop. We have many friends and family in area's of Alabama hit hard by the recent tornados. We wanted to do something to benefit those affect by this terrible storm. We will be making donations for specific products sold from now until June 30, 2011. Please help support the victims.

All t-shirts sold from the gallery listed below are $20.00 – The Sullivan Shop will make a $10.00 Donation per t-shirt sold from this gallery to the Alabama Chapter of the American Red Cross!
Here is a link the $10.00 donation Alabama Support T-shirts:

In addition, for any addition product bought from the Alabama products gallery list below, The Sullivan Shop will donate 10% of the cost of these items to the Alabama Chapter of the American Red Cross!
Here is the link to to 10% donations Alabama Products:

If you know anyone that would be interested in purchasing these items to benefit a the Tornado Victims, please forward this email! Help spread the world so that we can help support the Tornado Victims.

My Sincerest Thanks,
Tammy Sullivan

Free Fire Wood

February 6, 2011
Category: Philanthropy

I have probably about a truck’s worth of fire wood in my back yard from a tree I cut down this past fall.  It has been out in the elements, but after a few days of drying out, it should be good.  Free to anyone who wants to come to Rock Hill SC to pick it up.   


Jef Leaman

Fore Inclusion Charity Golf Tournament

August 30, 2010
Category: Philanthropy

The 2010 Fore Inclusion Charity Golf Tournament benefits children and adults with developmental disabilities. The Arc of Mecklenburg County still needs golfers and sponsors to make this a successful event. Please contact Meika Garner at 704.332.4535 x 104 if you are interested in playing or sponsoring - you can also register online at

Fund Raiser - Trail Run Challenge

Want to do something fun and help fight cancer in the Carolinas?
Join us on August 21st at 8:30am at the U.S. National Whitewater Center for the Trail Run Challenge, presented by Jesse Brown's Outdoors. Distances of 5k & 10k will afford runners the opportunity to challenge themselves in races throughout one of the region's most unique outdoor environments.  The 5k & 10k races will start at 8:30am and finish alongside the refreshing rapids as your friends and family look on.

Visit to register and support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's efforts in the Carolinas.

THANK YOU for supporting the efforts of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in the Carolinas.  Remember to bring a friend!