The Mary Moon Foundation expanded its fundraising efforts this year with a new summer benefit concert. After five successful family-centric events at the Water Park of America, the Mary Moon Foundation held a 21 and over event with the 80’s hairband Hairball! The event drew a new audience for the foundation; which expanded the number of people the foundation reaches. Through this event more people learned about the foundation’s mission and goals and were able to contribute by volunteering or with a financial donation.
The Hairball concert was a blast! It was held outdoors at Bogarts in Apple Valley, MN. Thousands of people attended this first Mary Moon benefit concert. Johnny Rock Lassman (from KQRS) and Christine O’Keefe (Mary Moon co-founder) introduced Hairball for a “Bombastic Celebration of Arena Rock”. Six songs into their set, Hairball paused to share the mission of the Mary Moon Foundation and invited Christine on stage to help with “a moment of noise” to celebrate Mary’s life – it was fantastic!
Have you ever wondered how those incredible entrepreneurs on SharkTank come up with their ideas or how their business is going after the show aired? Well Extreme Sandbox is having a one-day event where you can not only chat it up and hang out with them; but you get to PLAY on heavy equipment too! And that isn’t even the best part! 100% of all the donations and proceeds go to support Crescent Cove, a local non profit that offer respite and palliative care to families and children with life-threatening conditions. Find out more here!
Friday, October 14th, 1 pm-5:30 pm and Saturday, October 15, 8 am-Noon
LifeSource Conference Center ~ 2225 W. River Rd. N., Minneapolis, MN
The Thresholds of Living, Dying, and Death: Pediatric Palliative, Hospice and Bereavement Care
At the completion of this symposium, participants should be able to:
*Accreditation – This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare and Crescent Cove. Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare is accredited by the MMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Director of Development creates and oversees the implementation of a strategic approach to fundraising including individual philanthropy, sponsorships, grant solicitation, and in-kind resources. Specifically, the Director of Development will provide leadership and direction for major gifts, the structure for and the implementation of a capital campaign. This individual will work to grow and manage a portfolio of individual donors capable of making major or capital gifts. The Director of Development will identify, cultivate, solicit and steward those benefactors.
Thank you for helping children live as fully as possible to the last moment of life, and ensure families are supported during this very difficult and challenging time.
The mission of Crescent Cove, formerly Children’s Lighthouse of Minnesota, is to offer care and support to children and young adults with a shortened life-expectancy, and their families. We intend to fulfill this dream by creating one of only a handful of children’s residential hospice and respite care homes in the United States.