Sunday, April 5, 2009

Breaking News: Photographer diagnosed with cancer

I just received word about the cancer diagnosis of a photographer colleague Cal Cheney, owner of All Digital Photo and Video in Lafayette and a member of the Mile High Photographers. In these emotionally and financially trying times, many of us may be wondering how we can do something positive to lift spirits and morale. I think this is a great opportunity to do so.

Since I've only recently joined Mile High Photographers, I haven't had the chance to meet Cal, but he is very well-known. Here's an example of what other members are sharing about him: "Cal is such a caring and genuine person and gives so much energy and effort to everyone fortunate enough to know him."

A group of colleagues and friends have joined forces to put an event together in honor of Cal to let him know that he is supported and to offer him strength and recovery in our thoughts and prayers. What better way to show him how respected and valuable he is than to have a gala event and raise much needed funds to support him financially as well.

If you are here locally, please plan to attend the fundraising event on Wednesday, April 22nd at the Chateaux at Fox Meadows in Broomfield. Many area caterers and businesses will provide food and alcohol as well as donated entertainment and d├ęcor. Tickets will be $25 and cash donations in lieu of attendance are gratefully accepted. The group is hoping for 500 guests in support of Cal and his family.

There will be a silent auction to raise additional funds. We need donated items of any value!!! Any sort of certificate, item, service, or discount you or your company can offer would be much appreciated. We are hoping to collect everything by April 17th. Please contact Jessica Adler or Sidney Stoper (Jessica.adler@comcast.net or sstoper@magnoliahotels.com) to donate goods or services.

On behalf of Cal and those organizing this event, thank you so much! I hope to see you on the 22nd of April; and may all our joined positive thoughts and energy help a great person get through this difficult time. I believe that the Lord listens and answers prayers. Cal you are definitely in mine!

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