April 16th, would have been my son Cameron's 18th birthday. I host an annual benefit in his honor, to support his legacy: The Brain Candy Project which would exist had he not died. Cameron passed away from a rare brain cancer on September 14, 2008, after fighting it for two years.
Come honor an exceptional spirit that is still very much an alive and vibrant force in the world, and help forward what he inspired. I will be singing, and ther will be more entertainment in honor of Cameron. CLICK HERE for more info.
Tickets on sale this week. Suggested donation $20, or $40 with dinner. All ages welcome.
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Read the current SevenPonds interview with Brain Candy Project founder, Henry Allen.
SevenPonds is a contemporary resource for those who with to celebrate memory and personlize the end-of-life.
Isolated parents need to find peer support with others who have been or are going through a similar pediatric health concern or loss of a child. Doing so can educate, comfort, and build a healing support network and community. Due to privacy laws, it is near impossible to do so while living in the hospital with one's child. To remedy this problem, The Brain Candy Project has developed a virtual retreat in the Nonprofit Commons (NPC) of Second Life, as a way for parents to virtually escape the confines of hospital walls.
We have established our first permanent endowment at the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital in Minneapolis. This important fund will, in perpetuity, pay for parking for parents who are living in that hospital with their critically ill children. While the endowment has been officially established, we still need to raise $15,000 to activate it. Won't you help? Contact us for information on how to host a 3rd party benefit for this special initiative!
The Tech Awards honors innovators from around the world who are creatively applying technology to benefit humanity. In partnership with Santa Clara University's Center for Science, Technology, and Society, 15 Laureates are selected annually and $50,000 is awarded to one Laureate in each category: Environment, Economic Development, Education, Equality, and Health. Founded in 2000, the program has recognized 200 innovators from over 70 countries. More information about The Tech Awards can be found at www.techawards.org. The Brain Candy Project has been nominated in the Health category for the development of The Brain Candy Virtual Retreat in the Nonprofit Commons of Second Life. Wish us luck!