Our first ever Cocktails for a Cure was so great! Thanks to everyone who came. We raised over $3000 for for the Melanoma Research Foundation and we are on our way to $10,000 by the end of 2011.
My favorite part of the night was honoring Darren Farwell , my high school friend who lost his battle at age 32 to melanoma. Darren’s friend Devin helped me we give away some protective sunware items from UVSkinz.com – a company that Darren’s wife started after he died.
My other favorite part was when my 9 year old daughter stood in front of 50 people and told them to “check their buttocks” for melanoma. It was hysterical, but so true! And we ended up winning one of the raffle prizes – one week at a Florida condo – it wasnt rigged, I swear!
All in all, it was so nice to see everyone and I hope more people will come to my next one – especially others with melanoma who live around the area. Margaritas for Melanoma is just the beginnning for us. Our next event will be in the Spring so stay tuned!
Emily and Mike
Mike’s Firstgiving Page: http://www.firstgiving.com/mikemcauliffe