Wednesday, November 30, 2011

What are the odds....

Last night I posted a video about a young man looking for a bone marrow donor match.

Today I got a phone call from the Be The Match registry that I have been selected as a potential match for a patient in need.

In June of 2009 I joined the registry, which I documented here. I have been hoping and waiting, nervously of course, to get the magically phone call saying I was a match. And today it happened.

Of course there are more steps and it may end up that Im not the best match for the 39 year old, female, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma patient. With any luck, I will be. I go for additional screening blood work on Tuesday, and will be sure to keep everyone posted.

What a beautiful thing it would be to be on the OTHER side of this nasty disease. To be on the healing side. Think positive thoughts for me, and for the woman I truly hope to be able to help.

Monday, November 21, 2011


BRICKS for Young Adults is honored to be a part of this amazing event!

Join The Sprout Fund as we celebrate 10 years of support for Pittsburgh's creative community!

On Friday, December 9, 2011, TENACITY: a retrospective of original performances from Sprout's first decade will showcase artists who define the daring, the diverse, and the delightful in Pittsburgh's performing arts scene.

The evening features the best Sprout- supported performing arts groups and individuals, together on stage for one night only at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture in downtown Pittsburgh.

Seating is limited. Buy tickets now for this once-in-a-decade experience!

General admission tickets for TENACITY are $125 each or $200 for a pair.

Doors open 7pm; curtain at 8pm. Tickets include a pre-show reception from 7-8pm and a post-show party from 10-11pm featuring live music from the Turpentiners.

For complete information on performances and event supporters, visit

The Sprout Fund enriches the cultural landscape of Pittsburgh by seeding new and emerging artists and performance companies, as well as supporting the cutting edge work of our finest artistic innovators Sprout's funding in the arts nurtures and cultivates our region's talent and helps to make Pittsburgh a viable environment for a thriving arts community. Learn more about Sprout and its programs at

Thursday, November 3, 2011

BCIV this weekend!!!

Join us this saturday at Modern Formations Gallery, 9am-3pm, for our FOURTH annual replenishing blood drive to benefit Central Blood Bank!

As always walk-ins are welcome, and there will be tons and tons of delicious cupcakes for everyone! Beautiful extra fancy mugs will be available to the first 48 donors. We will also have amazing prints for sale ( 8x10 for $20, 11x14 for $30) to benefit BRICKS for Young Adults. Prints are VERY limited.

Even if you are ineligible to donate please come by and say hello or bring a friend who can donate. Cant wait to see everyone saturday!!!