Hugs Against Cancer
On Wednesday, February 23rd Imerman Angels set a new record of 446 Hugs Against Cancer in response to a friendly competition with LIVESTRONG.
Our awesome crew dressed up in Imerman gear with our teddy bear hugger (also in IA gear) and hit the streets on Michigan Ave from 12pm-1:30pm. Everyone was energetic and excited for our street team event.
From the moment we arrived the hugs were constant, with some creative hugging in between. Most people who hugged our bear said, “You just made my day!” or “Thank you…I needed that!” We love hearing things like this here at Imerman Angels! Moreover, after getting a hug we had someone who came back with some Starbucks hot chocolate for the entire crew. He said he wanted to thank us for doing something so simple yet something that could make a difference in the cancer world through awareness.
While we participated in this event to break a record, we wanted to make a difference. Granted standing on Michigan Ave giving out hugs to strangers isn’t much but in return we created an awareness about our organization and met some cancer fighters, survivors, and caregivers along the way!
Thank you so much to everyone who came out.
Watch the video below:
Our mission here at Imerman Angels is to provide PERSONALIZED connections that enable one-on-one support among cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers. Jonny Imerman truly touched many people with his survival story. It captured our hearts and enabled us to do the same to many others around the world.
What we do here at Imerman Angels is uniquely match cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers to anyone seeking cancer support. We like to call them “Mentor Angels” who are walking, talking, living proof, and inspiration that cancer can be beaten—just like Jonny Imerman himself.
Jim Higley, also known as: Bobblehead Dad, is a writer, speaker, life observer, and cancer warrior. Jim is well respected here at Imerman Angels and one of our greatest supporters!
Please take the time to read his article on Manofthehouse.com. It’s a story of how Imerman Angels began and an awareness of Testicular cancer, which according to his article impacts 8, 500 men every year ages 15-35 in our country.
Be Aware and Help kick cancer to the curb!!
“I’ve walked in your shoes. I’ve been there. I beat it. And you can too.”
Detroit’s Comedy All-Stars Brett Kline, Nate Fridson, Ben Konstantin and Jeff Dwoskin are coming together to bring you a stellar night of comedy!
We are happy to announce “Big Al” from WOMC’s Dick Purtan and Purtan’s People show will be our celebrity MC!!!
Proceeds benefit IA!
When? Tuesday, June 29, 2010 @ 8pm
Where? Joey’s Livonia (www.kickerscomplex.com)
How Much? $15/ticket
25% off meal @ Kicker’s before the show with reservations
1/2 off pizza during the show.
Advance Sales – How to get your tixs:
We are doing advance ticket sales – email email@example.com with the amount of tickets you would like to reserve. You will receive an email back with an address to send your check and you will be mailed tickets for the event!
Enjoy an evening benefitting IA in my hometown!
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To piggy back on Brad Ludden’s post today- First Descents JUST opened enrollment for their Colorado summer kayaking programs today! These programs are FREE and available to any and all young adult survivors and fighters! Whether you are new to kayaking, or aspiring to hit the water like Brad, check it out.
This link will lead you to the application, as well as a description of the Colorado location where you will learn to battle the rapids with the help of Renaissance Adventure Guides.
I’m up to challenge the river this summer and will be volunteering/blogging for a week alongside cancer fighters and survivors! Hopefully that will be YOU! Please pass on this information to anyone that you know in the cancer community who loves Colorado, outdoor sports, new challenges, meeting new people, relaxing, getting some fresh air and/or celebrating their cancer journey! For questions, you can reach out to Brad Ludden or send me an email, firstname.lastname@example.org, and let me know that you are coming!
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