Get the latest news and information regarding In Apolo’s Name.
If you don’t know
by now, the new Seattle Ronald McDonald
House is finally open!
A few weeks ago,
Ronald McDonald House Charities held a
cutting ceremony to celebrate the
completion of the new house. A really nice
couple who were strong supporters of the
In Apolo’s Name campaign went to the ribbon
cutting to take pictures and basically
represent the IAN spirit.
I asked them a few
questions to get an idea of what the even
was like. To read what they had to report,
plus her pictures, click
Woo! Someone bust out the furniture polish. This place is dusty!
Hello. Thanks for visiting. If you're new to this site, please check all the links, read all the articles. You'll get the idea of what happened here.
Whether you are new to this site or not, I hope you'll find some interest in what I have to say next.
Unintentionally, I have waited until the very last minute to encourage you to help out a young guy named Cody Kirkland. Strangely, I know very little about him, except this: He’s the son of Apolo’s massage therapist, the very same kid and his mom who Apolo visited in a Ronald McDonald House not so long ago, the visit that got Apolo to thinking about Ronald McDonald House Charities, which eventually lead to the In Apolo’s Name project.
With all that, it looks like Cody could use some direct help with his medical expenses. So, some really nice people have put together a raffle to benefit Cody via the Pediatric Heart Transplant Foundation. The raffle prizes include some rare Apolo videos and an autographed beret. The deadline to enter the raffle is midnight Sept. 22. Don't take my word for it. Read all the details here:
When I first read
about "Operation Kirkland" on Ohno
Zone, and then on the raffle Web site, I got
a really good feeling about the whole thing.
The effort is sincere and well-thought out.
No egos, no profits, no complications.
It’s simple. Print out the form. Fill it
out. Write out a check or money order. Send
it in. Brilliant.
I would never ask
you to do something I wouldn’t do myself. I
sent in $30. I really considered rising
above it all and just making the donation
and bowing out of the raffle. But, uhm, I
:) I know I won’t win, but
it’s just fun to think I could. So could
you! Give it a go! If I could, I would have
been a true Santa and given more. But, hey,
you do what you can do when you can do it,
right? So, there it is.
Just wanted to share with you this great letter from Michelle. She sent this letter to the RMHC with her second donation back in August 2002. The RMHC loved this note and sent it along with their letter to Apolo telling him about the success of the project. The letter illustrates the kind of sweet and genuine people out there who just wanted to make a difference (and who think “Apolo rocks something fierce”). :) Thanks, Michelle!
Click on the letter for a larger look.
As you know, near the end of the campaign you guys shifted the contributions into high gear. So, we not only met our $10,000 goal but surpassed it by more than $1,000. Because of that, the RMHC has given us the largest engraved paver they offer. I wanted to share with everyone the note and certificate we received as a symbol of our accomplishment. (You can click on the certificate to see a larger version.)
They have not developed the actual pavers yet. That will be a long way down the road, but this picture shows some good examples. Our paver will be 12”x 12”.
I just started
working with frames. So, let me know if you
have any trouble with them.
Hope you all have a great MLK Day tomorrow. We can truly celebrate as we too had a dream and we actually made it come true. Cheers to you all!
Does anyone come to this site anymore? ;)
For you dedicated peeps out there, thanks. I am going to try my best to get all the info you need and want on the site. We'll be wrapping this project up!
I know. It's a little sad it's over, but we have walked away with some great mementos.
Try back a couple of times this weekend. I promise. I'll do my best.
If you have any questions, you know what to do. Just send us an ol' email.
Apolo Radio Interview From Day of RMH Groundbreaking ~ The interview lasts about 5 minutes and Apolo speaks about the RMH in the last minute or so.
6.24.02 ~ $1,706
our dedicated fax line: 1.208.493.5572
information on RMHC and other opportunities
for you to get involved, visit www.rmhcseattle.org.
For more information on RMHC and other opportunities for you to get involved, visit www.rmhcseattle.org.