Thursday, February 22, 2007

Diva Night at Rednecks for Gee's Girls :)

Well, we did it! Last Saturday, 29 fantastic women and one fantastic man opened up their wallets and their hearts for the Weekend to End Breast Cancer. I've been blogging about this fundraiser for a while now, and I am so proud of how it turned out. We had great fun, great food, great tunes and great people making this day a huge success. We raised $1500 for Gee's girls in all, and I know that these girls are doing something amazing. I am going to provide the links the a couple of their fundraising web pages so that anyone who reads this and wants to be involved can donate online to their efforts, and help them achieve their fundraising goals. Lisa and Jennifer lost their mother to breast cancer just last year, so this is a cause very close to their heart, and I really hope they will be able to exceed their goals this year. This will be the second year for the team in the Weekend to End Breast Cancer, and I wish them all the best with their journey. :)

Lisa's Page

Jennifer's page

Also I wanted to thank all of the people who donated prizes for the event:

Scrapbook and Smiles and Paula Mason, who donated a huge scrapbooking basket with the Diva theme.

Tara Leigh Designs who donated a beautiful pendant and necklace to one lucky diva

Carolyn McColl, who donated a beautifully decorated scrapbook for the event.

Okay, I know you are all looking for a little dish, and I hate to disappoint! We had our portable studio set up in one side of Rednecks hall, and there was a big poker tournament in the other side. There was oodles of men who must have been wondering what the heck was going on. The pool table was covered, and filled with gift baskets, photo albums, and pink and white balloons! This one player wandered in to our den and got his cool hat stolen right off of his head, and it was used by several of the Diva's in their photos! Later on, he came back to collect his hat, and found himself being worked over by the Diva's. He had won a bit of coin at the poker table, and the girls suggested that he have his photos taken for a small donation to the cause. ;) He asked them: "Why would I want photos of myself?"
They replied: "Well, you can have your photos taken with all of us!"


Our new friend Marco thought that was an offer he just couldn't refuse. We love this guy, and the word on the street is that he *might* just be single. I'm pretty sure I might be able to hook a gal up with the digits if she needs them. ;)

Our favorite Diva (or is it Divo?) Marco:

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....and here's one of just about everyone who participated in our amazing event! :)

Thankyou EVERYONE for your partipation and support!


Stephanie said...

Gerri-thank you so much for bringing out the DIVA in us.. I had a great time and know that my best friend did too.

Lisa Harvey said...

Thanks so much for a great day Gerri! You are awesome, I love the pics and am psyched for my wedding pics now!!! I have learned to love being in front of the camera!

You Rock ~ Lisa

Jennifer said...

Dear Gerri

How fabulous do we all look. You are an amazing photographer. What a great day, thank you so very much...... Can't wait to meet you again. I am a diva... all because of you.

Anonymous said...

If I was younger I would ask for that mans phone number,,, lol

Donna said...

Gerri - a great big thanks for helping us take a moment for girls to be helped us all feel "gorg" as you so affectionately refer to it. Your kindness and enthusiam does not go unnoticed. Well done Sunshine!

Tammy Hood said...

Gerri- Thank you so much for making the day a success! And thanks also for helping my mother to see how lovely she really is!

Tabitha said...

I love your Photography skills!!! You made us all feel amazing about ourselves!! Thank you !!!

Glenda said...

Wow! Is that me?
Couldn't be! Gerri, you are such a wonderful photographer and it was my pleasure to have met you. Like I said..."I will never go to Sears again!"
Can't wait for the rest of the pics!