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25 November 2011 @ 03:59 pm

Ghibli Museum, Japan

Hey-o LJ. Thinking of you on this thanksgiving! Figured some of you might of heard of Ghibli Museum :) I'm about to pee my pants from excitement.

Hope all is well!

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18 May 2010 @ 10:11 pm
 Hey!  I've been debating whether or not to do this for some time.  There's been no specific event to make me decide to do so, other than the fact that more and more of my posts are Friends Only anyways and I would like to know who's reading my journal.  ^_^

To be added, please comment!  Yay for making new friends!

p.s. if you're already on the FL, dont worry!  you're still there.  :D

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01 February 2010 @ 01:19 pm
 Hello everyone.

This Sunday, before the Super Bowl, I am taking part in Jog for Jill.  Here is some info related to the purpose of the event:

Today, 20% of women diagnosed with lung cancer are NEVER SMOKERS. On June 6th, 2009, Jill Costello (21 year old and active member of Cal Women's Crew and Kappa Kappa Gamma) was diagnosed with stage iv lung cancer. Come out on FEBRUARY 7th to Kroeber Foundation and help us find the cure!

Crawl, prance, saunter, dance, moonwalk, summersault, or actually run for a good cause! Come out and help raise money for the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation and show your support for Jill.

My direct page link it located here.  If you feel so inclined, I would really appreciate a donation.  Cancer affects people of all ages.

Thank you so much for your time.
26 July 2009 @ 09:40 pm
 Project Michelle is an organization encouraging everyone to become registered blood marrow donors.

And you can save a life.

Project MIchelle's namesake passed away this Saturday, July 25th.  She is survived by her family and friends.

Because of this organization and a personal connection to the family, I have registered.  We all can make a difference in this way.

Something so easy can save a life.  Please register.  Thank you so much.
Current Mood: calmcalm
21 July 2009 @ 09:30 pm
 I really should take the time to compile all these foundations into an easy guide...

Today, I was fortunate to meet some of the amazing individuals who founded and work for the Dream Street Foundation.

Their mission statement simply is: "Our purpose is to provide a unique camping program, free of charge, to children with chronic or life-threatening diseases."

The foundation is made entirely of volunteers who spend a week of their time giving a chance to children to experience a summer camp.  Medical personal donate their time, the campers can eat whatever they want, and they can have fun all week long with each other, succeeding in things they only dreamed of.  There's only good times at this camp.

I feel so fortunate that through my summer work I have been able to meet so many selfless people.  It really changes how you look at life and makes me want to achieve their level of giving.  The camp set up is so cheerful and fun.  Popcorn machines were overflowing with goods, pizza, and bowels of candy.  An entire arcade and dance floor was set up outside for the campers to enjoy.  Newly tie-dyed shirts lined the crafts area and everyone was getting ready for the pool.  The perfect summer weather and happy volunteers and campers made it just a perfect setting.

As always, if your hearts and wallets feel inclined, please feel free to donate - the information is at the link above.  I know that this is another foundation I'm adding to my list of donations.


As a heads up, if you head over to the March of Dimes webpage and make a donation tonight/tomorrow, it will be matched, dollar for dollar for "Be a Hero for Babies" day.  Please pass this information on to everyone who know who would like to help make a difference with the leading nonprofit for pregnancy and infant health.


If you've been reading my journal, you might notice a trend in the foundations I tend to support: Elizabeth Glacier Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation, National Arthritis Foundation (Juvenile), March of Dimes, to name a few.  If you know of any other foundations that benefit children, please let me know.  I'm always looking for more ways to help the next generation.  If you are looking for foundations to donate to, please let know as well - I'd love to help you look for the foundation that's right for you.

Current Mood: touchedtouched
17 June 2009 @ 12:00 am
Some insightful posts that have been floating around LJ:



If so inclined, please wear green to demonstrate your support.

Most of my dad's side of the family is still in Iran and we have little to no contact with them.  From what we know, they're all fine and I can only hope that they stay safe.

I don't know if another revolution is going to take place.  All I can do right now is support those who are trying to get their voices heard.
09 October 2008 @ 11:34 am

Rule the world.  Vote.
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
12 March 2008 @ 02:16 pm
Dance Marathon - all donations to benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Research Foundation

Relay for Life - all donations to benefit The American Cancer Society

Any and all donations are greatly appreciated.  <3  Also, I would love to make both donations in honor of someone - if you know of anyone, please do not hesitate to comment and I'll dance/walk in their honor.

Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
That's right!  As a member of the planning committee for UC Berkeley's upcoming Dance Marathon, I'm formally extending an invitation to you all~

Here's the dealio, yo.

This year's theme is "World Premiere," basically meaning HOLLYWOOD and the good ol' movies!

That being said, have you got an awesome movie costume laying around, looking for some lovin'?  Then never fear, have I got the opportunity for you!

We're looking to have costumers come to the event.  You know, photo-ops, hang out times, and guess what?  You're helping raise awareness for Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, which is just awesome.

As I've mentioned before, Dance Marathon is a growing tradition and an amazing night.  I hope that some of you will be able to make it out!  Oh, and we're still looking to see if any photographers would be interested coming up as well to help document the event.  :)  Same applies to them; please comment!

So please consider coming, or at least inquiring about more!  Pass the info on to friends and make it a fun trip that you'll sure remember for a life-time!  Please join us in our fight to continue funding AIDS research.  <3  Thanks everyone!
Current Mood: energeticenergetic
29 February 2008 @ 01:54 pm
Hey guys!

I am part of the organizing team for UC Berkeley's Dance Marathon 2008.  It's a total blast!

Dance Marathon, huh?  What's that about?

For those of you who aren't familiar with the program, Dance Marathon seeks to unite the Berkeley campus in the fight against pediatric AIDS.  The third annual event will be a 12-hour dance-a-thon where hundreds of dancers will acknowledge the battle faced by children living with AIDS by remaining on their feet for the entire duration of the event.  All proceeds from Dance Marathon benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

It's my second year involved with the project and the theme is World Premiere!  We're going full out with Hollywood inspired decorations, events, and prizes.  It takes place April 4-5th, on campus, where we'll dance the night way!

Hey Misty, this sounds awesome!  How can I help???

Aw shucks guys, it would be amazing for you to help out!

You can do so by going donating at my personalized web page, which can be found here: Donate!  Any amount is greatly appreciated and would help me get closer to reaching my goal.

If you're in the Berkeley area (or willing to visit for a weekend) and are interested in helping, there's ways you can do that too!  We're looking for photographers who would be interested in acting as the "paparazzi" for a portion of the night for the red-carpet entrance, and also to help document the event.  If you, or anyone else you know of, is interested, please don't hesitate to contact me!  Or, if you have connections for awesome Hollywood based decorations, be sure to contact me as well.  Part of a organization or company that would be interested in helping sponsor the event or donate prizes?  Contact away!  We've got a ton of publicity items that we'd be more than happy to put your company's name on.

Dance Marathon is a wonderful event and becoming a Berkeley tradition.  Any and all donations are greatly appreciated; as well as the support.  Thanks you guys for listening!  :)
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