Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Raising Money to Bring Jacque Home

Friday: September 14th : Newport Athletic Club (Valley Rd., Middletown): Exercise/Pasta/Live Auction beginning at 4:30. After the workout at about 6 p.m., the Rhode Island Quahog Co. will hold a pasta supper fundraiser, also a pay-what-you-will event (Thanks to Tim Smith). 250 Thames Street, Newport • (401) 848-2330

Saturday: September 22: Newport Yacht Club (110 Long Wharf, Newport): 6:00-9:00 : The event will include music entertainment by the local group, The Elderly Brothers, silent auction, Hors d'ouerves, and fun. A cash bar will be available. All welcome. If anyone is interested in more information or would like to donate a silent auction item or for more information, please callSue @ 295-9952.

Thurs., Sept. 27: If any customer brings a JACQUE BENEFIT flyer (forthcoming) on Thursday, September 27th, to Papa Gino’s Pizza on West Main Road, Middletown, 20 % of that customer’s bill will be donated to JACQUE!! I love their crust rustic pizza, so this will be on my agenda! Thank you fellow Speech Therapist, Nancy Ashmore.

Special thanks to "President at Roger Williams University. President Nirschel read the article in yesterday’s Projo about Jacque. We are distressed to learn of what has occurred and her current situation. The university will be sending a check for $1,000 at President Roy J. Nirschel’s request to help get Ms. Gorman home. Having visited Africa to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in January of last year, Dr. Nirschel is very well aware of what that area is like. She will remain in our thoughts and prayers." His secretary (Brenda Littlefield) offered her husband's D.J. services, also. The power of the press!

THANK YOU to Dr. John Lucas, a dear friend of Jacques’ who donated a significant amount to JACQUE’S fund.

Thank you to Maria Dowler for organizing Staff Dress Down Day and Students’ Hat Day, with donations earmarked for GET JACQUE GORMAN HOME Fund!

Several local businesses are donating items to be auctioned off. Radio announcements this week:
Ron St. Pierre: WPRO AM (630): 7:10 Wednesday morning
Art Belutti show:WADK (1540): 11:00-11:30 Wednesday morning
Pat Masters & MaryAnne Connor: WPRO (630) AM:6:20 Saturday Morning
Thank you to Dante & Pattie Bellini from RI Speech/Language Hearing Association for organizing the WPRO spots.

This is why I live in a small town.
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