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A Beautiful Night, A Sincere Thank You

May 18, 2011


There was hora-dancing!

It’s been a few days since I took over EM Cafe to throw a big benefit for Team D, and I have since zipped out of town and been to four different cities and back, but now I’m home and finally ready to post. Because y’all deserve a tremendous thank you, and I’m still pinching myself to believe that actually happened. I couldn’t have been more pleased, nor more moved, with how the benefit evening went.

We raised close to 1000 dollars towards Team Diabetes, which is awesome. More importantly, we did this thanks to overwhelming and humbling community effort – from my friends who worked the door, to my musician pals who played for free, to the local businesses who donated space and food.  to the incredible support of Sonja, Sarah, Anna and Rob at EM Cafe, Bob from Fruterie Mile End who gave us two boxes full of food, Welch’s Used Books who gave us a gift certificate, Saul from St. Viateur Bagels who gave us 5 dozen bagels, the countless musicians that performed for free to support this cause, and the fifty-something crowd of friends, acquaintances and strangers who came out to celebrate and party.

From opera arias to a rockin’ hora, it was a wonderful evening of love.


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