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Only One Week To Left To Support “The Foorce” – Your Help Is Needed!

family shotThe Foorce will be enthusiastically participating in the 2013 Central Park Challenge for our fourth consecutive year next Saturday, June 1st, and it’s not too late to join us!

Last year in an effort to persuade you, I posted The Top Ten Reasons To Join The Foorce 2012

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What more could possibly be said to convince me?, you might be thinking. Well, check out the 2013 Top Ten Reasons To Join The Foorce, Photo Edition! will and james
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Or, if you prefer a more traditional presentation you can visit our team website.
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We’re hoping to have our biggest team yet this year and have some real competitors in the running divisions (no pressure, guys). The event is truly family friendly, with programs for children 2 and up and walkers/runners of ALL ages. There’s also a Kid’s Zone with Play Area, complete with face painting, sand art, dancing, live music, and games. photo (2)
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Each year we’ve had so much fun and love meeting new people – we encourage you to invite your own family and friends to join The Foorce too! If you are unable to join us but would like to support us you can visit our team website – every dollar is appreciated more than you know (and is 100% tax deductible)! We have not yet reached our goal of $1,000 but I know we will. Don’t have a dollar to spare? Well wishes, happy thoughts and prayers are also all appreciated :)
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If you have questions about joining us next weekend or trouble with the site, please don’t hesitate to contact me. If you’ve already signed up (awesome!) keep an eye out this week for details on where and when to meet next weekend.
Thank you from all of us for your time, generosity and consideration as we support a cause near and dear to our hearts.
Warmly,
The Searfoorce Family
(Michaela, Ryan, James, Margaret, Adam and Ian)

Less Than A Month Left To Join The Foorce 2013!

The Foorce will be participating in the 2013 Central Park Challenge for our fourth consecutive year on June 1st, and it’s not too late to join us!  

Last year, in an effort to persuade you, I posted

 
 
What more could possibly be said to convince me?, you might me thinking. Well, you can see my newly updated Top Ten Reasons To Join The Foorce 2013 right here! 
 
Or, if you prefer a more traditional pitch you can visit our team website. Read more…

New Events Posted

It’s awesome fair season again! Check out the Upcoming Events tab for more details.

Less Than 60 Days Until The Central Park Challenge – Come Out And Support The Foorce!

Just a reminder that the big day is approaching….

The 2012 Central Park Challenge is on Saturday, June 2ndand The Foorce will be participating for our third consecutive year!

Not sure if this event is “for you?”
The Top Ten Reasons To Join The Foorce 2012:

or if you prefer a more traditional plea, go to our team website at:

We hope to have our biggest team yet this year. This event is incredibly family friendly with events for children as young as 2 (though we strap on an infant for the walk nearly every year) and walkers/runners of ALL ages. Each year we have so much fun and love meeting new people. I strongly encourage you to invite your own family and friends to join us as well! If you are unable to be there but would like to support us you can visit our team website (link above) to make a donation – every dollar is appreciated more than you know. Well wishes, happy thoughts and prayers are also all appreciated 🙂
If you have questions or trouble with the site, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Thank you from all of us for your time, generosity and consideration as we support a cause near and dear to our hearts.
Warmly,
The Searfoorce Family

A Look At What’s Ahead – Special Weekend Edition

October is halfway over, which is just unbelievable, partly because we have been so incredibly busy and partly because it has been so freaking hot out. Fall, where are you? We went apple picking last weekend and were all sweating and filthy by the time we got home.

I acknowledge that my “personal” posts have been, for lack of a better word, missing. Despite what it looks like, I have been reading survey entries (see right sidebar) and am listening to requests for more personal stories. To prove it, here is a sneak peek at what’s coming up!

The Bucket and the Mandrake: Two Small Stories, One Big Lesson – two examples of sibling heroism in our family. **This post will be featured on The Squashed Bologna on Saturday.**

Patience and Foortitude: I Love You, Machine Gun Mouth – If you think I have a lot to say, then you haven’t walked James to school. An actual excerpt from one of our walks followed my my own insightful analysis into why saying “I love you” back can become a chore.

I Would Live Off Of Chinese Food If I Could –  my response to those who say James should not have to do homework, follow rules or use manners because he’s disabled. This will also be a guest post – exact date TBA.

(Extra) Special Event Announcement – tune in this weekend to see how you can help make a fabulous, once-in-a-lifetime potential meeting become a reality!

So, as you can see, lots going on and lots more to come. On top of these posts, I will be starting to tour special needs middle schools in a few weeks and will be posting reviews after each one, so for those of you in the same crazy, scary boat as us, stay tuned. And, our first meeting is coming up in one little week (October 21, 9am). Make sure to check Upcoming Events (see menu above) for more information about upcoming meetings and, well, events (creative, I know).

New Page Added: Upcoming Events

In an effort to get more organized I have added an Upcoming Events page. You will now be able to check there for information about upcoming meetings and other Foorce events like the Central Park Challenge.

There is a lot going on at The Foorce these days (part of the reason that I haven’t been posting as much as I’d like to lately), so keep an eye out for the new and exciting things being planned!

Carnegie Hall Benefit Concert on November 10, 2011

Best Buddies New York is a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. And this amazing nonprofit is being honored in an equally fantastic benefit at Carnegie Hall next month.

As with many special events, tickets are a little pricey, but it’s for causes like these that the benefit far outweighs the cost.

I am anxious about James going to middle school next year on many levels, but Best Buddies is one thing I’m actually looking forward to him aging into!

Carnegie Hall Benefit Concert Featuring Elaine Kwon and Friends
An evening to benefit Best Buddies New York
Thursday, November 10, 2011
VIP Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction at 6:00pm | Concert 7:30pm

Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall
57th Street and 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
www.carnegiehall.org

Join us on November 10, 2011 when prize-winning concert pianist, Elaine Kwon, will return to the stage to lead a line-up of world-class performers in an evening of unforgettable music at Carnegie Hall to benefit Best Buddies New York.

VIP and Premier Level guests will be invited to a pre-concert cocktail reception and silent auction, which will include a jewelry item created by internationally known artist and jeweler, Alex Soldier.

Ms. Kwon will be joined by guest artists:

Elaine Kwon Angelica de la Riva, soprano &
Nilko Andreas Guarin, guitar
Demetrius Spaneas, saxophone Mark Rapp, trumpet &
Derek Lee Bronston, guitar
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Presenting a reading of “Mouse in the Hall” by playwright Quincy Long:
Molly Katz, Actor John Summerford, Actor Wayne Pyle, Actor

The concert will begin promptly at 7:30pm.

CLICK HERE for more info and to purchase tickets.