Register for your chance to win!

Everyone who registers for Maxie's Birthday Benefit by Tuesday, October 15th at 8pm PST will be entered in a drawing to win $100 gift certificate to Golden Road Brewing.  I am going to include everyone who has already registered in the drawing as well.  If you are planning on coming, but just haven't registered yet - this is your incentive!

Our Benefit for
Maxie's Birthday is less than a week away....and while I am really looking forward to it....I wish I had no reason to plan it at all.

I wish that babies didn't die every day, without warning, from something called "SIDS", which leaves no clue as to what happened.  I wish that my Maxie, who I waited for my whole life - who made my life complete - who made my heart soar with love and pride and adoration - didn't just stop breathing one day, leaving us with holes in our hearts that could fit whole planets.  

I wish I had been able to order a sheet cake from the local supermarket, invited over some family and friends with kids Maxie's age, and taken RSVPs through Evite.  I wish I didn't have to nag our friends and family and family friends about coming to a benefit in our child's memory.

But I do.  

Please come.  I know you will have a nice time.  I know you will be helping babies live through the scary SIDS months (and beyond).  I KNOW you will be helping us to honor Maxie's memory.

I also know you will enjoy supervised kids activities, a delicious spread, lots of beer made right on site, brewery tours (if you are wearing flat, closed toed shoes), a great silent auction, and the company of really terrific people.

I cannot even believe how much incredible stuff we have for the silent auction.  We honestly do not have enough room in our house for all of it.

Here is a taste:

Cusinart: bread maker, coffee maker, microwave, toaster oven, hand blender, kettle, juicer, Griddler, frozen yogurt/ice cream machine, snow cone machines....

Magic Castle Entrances
Yo Gabba Gabba Live Show & Backstage Passes 
Cancun vacation
Costa Rica private villa
Universal Studios Tours passes
Lake Arrowhead Cabin
Disney/land/world/Paris/Hong Kong passes
Belly Dancing Classes
Spinning/Yoga Classes
Jedi Training and Fencing Classes
Signature Massage at DTox Day Spa
Pure Barre 
Bar Method
Mozza (Pizzeria/Osteria) 
Wearable Balloon Art and Face Painting Birthday Party
Private Pilates Lessons
Lakers Tickets
Xbox Kinect
Custom Jewelry by Lisa StrombergLandscape Design
Signed Sports Collectors Items 
Sewing Lessons 

Nutrition/Life Coaching

Whatever we don't sell at the event, will go up on the blog for bidding.  So, even if you live out of state, you might get a chance to win!

This whole day has been made possible, by the way, by our FABULOUS, AMAZING, WONDERFUL, GENEROUS sponsors!!!!:

Golden Road Brewing and Chloe's
Silver Sponsors - Pacific Western Bank and Keller Williams Hollywood HillsBronze Sponsors - Natalie Mansour DMD Pediatric Dentistry & Central Orthodontics; Urbansitter.comSapphire Sponsor - A2E

Emerald Sponsor - Linda and Tony RubinFriends of Maxie - Dezue Design; Fleishman Law Firm; The Law Offices of Zomber & Panagiotis; Susan Chadney, Realtor; Howard & Marsha Spike

And our Silent Auction Donors: 

Lambs & Ivy, UrbanSitter, OliveU, Sew Jessica, Villa Mot Mot, Dezue, Molly Niles, Curveball Health Coaching, PureBarre, Dance Garden, Shift by Dana Perri, Yo Gabba Gabba, Magic Castle, Farmer & Ridley LLP, Billy's, Doc McStuffins, Kitchen Karate, Shaquille O'Neil, Mayim Bialik, Aquarium of the Pacific, Granola Babies, Scott & Amy Malin, Josh & Ali Laurano, Tom Freund, renee & jeremy, Luved Clothing, Suki, Sisters of Los Angeles, Sleepy Planet, What's Meant 2 Be, YAS Fitness Silverlake, Dtox Day Spa, 3 finger winery, Children's Book World, Nifty Balloons, Bluebeam- Revu, Swordplay LA, Papapietro Perry Boutique Winery, Sunland Vintage Winery, Disney, Cancun Premier Vacations, Liza Stromberg, Atlantis Hotel & Casino, Corner Table Restaurants, Mohawk Bend, Golden Road Brewing, Tony's Darts Away, Derek Brown, Auntie Esther, Uncle Ritchie, Gigi, Papa Chuck, Uncle Paul & G-Ma Susanna

And our WONDERFUL friends who have helped by donating time, securing sponsorships, volunteering at the event and supporting us themselves........ we could NEVER do any of this (including laughing and living) without you all!
Ann Frederick, Matt Panagiotis, Sharon Halkin, Kate Spitser, Sammy Castro, Carly Vazana, Ashley Wyatt, Jared & Courtney Wolff, Rachael Petru Horowitz, Kim Birbrower, Stacy Walter, Josh & Ali Laurano, Erika Montes, Nancy Meyer, Eowyn Greeno, Stefanie Elkins, Amy Robinson, David Fischer, Bonnie Mclean, Erin White, Molly Niles, Jessica Dooley, Tamar Tamler, Scott & Amy Malin, Nounou, Leslie Bell Levy, Sigalle Feig, Greg Heller, Jenna Rosenberg, Rose Gabaeff McAllister, Auntie Esther, Uncle Ritchie, Gigi, Papa Chuck, Cousin Laurie, Cousin Jennifer, Cousin Linda Green, Uncle Paul, Lyndsey Thomson, Auntie Beth, G-Ma Susanna........if I have forgotten you, it isn't because I don't appreciate you!   


Taryn said...

I wish you all the best for Maxie's Event! It sounds amazing, and if I a whole country didn't stretch between us, I'd come for sure! What an amazing way to remember and honor your beautiful boy!

Jules said...

Being in VA means we would be unable to attend, but our shop made this month's First Candle donation to sweet Maxie's benefit. We hope you have a beautiful day.