This is the second year in a row the ASAP crew will be bowling to raise money for the Capital District Community Gardens! 2013 Garden Bowl – a bowl-a-thon benefitting the programs of Capital District Community Gardens (CDCG).
CDCG is a private non-profit community service organization that has been helping residents of Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady, and Saratoga Counties improve their neighborhoods through community gardening, healthy food access and urban greening programs for more than 35 years. Their mission is to nourish healthy communities by providing access to fresh food and green spaces for all.
Please click this link if you would like to make a donation.
This year’s race is on Saturday, December 8, from 11:00am – 4:00pm!
The time has come to begin raising money and preparing for the 2012 Santa Speedo Sprint! This year the ASAP Daisies have joined ASAP, Albany All Stars Roller Derby Team and several other great groups in sponsoring this event. All proceeds benefit the Albany Damien Center and the HIV/AIDS Program at Albany Medical Center.
It’s the 7th year of stripping down to our skivvies to sprint (or walk) the .8 K race down Lark St. So get your Speedos and Santa hats ready and start collecting sponsors today. Visit the Santa Speedo Sprint website for more information and download your pledge sheet: here. It is worth it if only for the askance looks you’ll elicit from your co-workers.
If you want to start as a spectator please come and donate and bear witness to some of the bravest philanthropists in Albany in their 7th year strong! If you can’t make it in person, you can donate through the Sprint’s Firstgiving page.
We hope to see you there!
Grab your finest suit, tux, tie, dress, etc. and join us for a night of fun and celebration!
We have a DJ in house and for your head-bobbing and dancing pleasure, the unveiling of our 2012 ASAP and ASAP Daisies Members of the Year videos which are always good for more than a few laughs, as well as other fun things to keep the party proper (last year included a full on Michael Jackson Thriller dance). In short, we are celebrating the past year and revving up for the Holiday Season…which of course includes the 7th Annual Santa Speedo Sprint!
$50 covers entry, passed hors d’oeuvres, and open bottled beer, well cocktail drinks and house wine.
When: Friday, November 16
When: 8 PM – 11 PM
Hope to see you there!
Read their blog post about the Hunt for Purple October. Thanks ladies for participating and writing about it! We can’t wait to see what next year brings!
President: Melanie O’Malley
Vice President: Tara Rainstrom
Secretary: Janie Wilkinson
Treasurer: Sarah VanBuren
Mediator: Tary Boschelli
Concierge: Jennifer Grella
Historian: Dana Farrell
Media Maven: Rachel Dattilio
Web Mistress: Melissa Mangino
Art Director: Elizabeth Sweeney
College Outreach: Olivia Fagan
It’s that purple time of year again!
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. Come and join the ASAP Daisies on their annual scavenger hunt for all things purple! Each team will need a digital camera/phone to capture everything on their hunt down Lark Street.
All entry fees and donations will go to benefit the Unity House in Troy. The Unity House provides victims of domestic violence and their children with a range of comprehensive services. Among the services provided are crisis intervention, helping victims obtain orders of protection, accompanying police on calls, and working with DSS to move families to safety.
If your team would like to raise additional funds to support Unity House visit our First Giving Page. Friends, family or colleagues can donate directly from this website. Just download this form and bring it with you the day of the hunt. A prize will be awarded to the team who has raised the most!
2-6 members per a team
$10 entry fee
Registration is from 3:00pm to 4:00pm.
The hunt is from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.
Awards and prizes begin at 6:00pm at Cafe Hollywood – appetizers will be provided and drink specials will be available!
The ASAP Daisies would like to remember Andrew Ragan who recently passed away from his battle with ALS. Andrew was diagnosed with ALS in 2006 and we were fortunate enough to meet Andrew and his family at our Art for ALS event last summer. At the event Andrew shared his thoughts with us on ALS and his battle. We will forever remember Andrew – his words were inspiring and humbling.
As a tribute to Andrew, we would like to share the speech he shared with us:
“When you are thinking of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, it is probable you’re not equating it to art. ALS isn’t pretty. But then again art isn’t always about aesthetics. Artisans used many means of expression to convey their personal perspectives. Making life interesting and provocative. I still hear the echo of laughter as my art history professor was stating the differences between nude and porn is only the staples.
As a person living with ALS and being “locked in”, creativity is a challenge. My canvas is my mental attitude. An edge-less canvas which I try to fill with images of hope. Hope is a powerful resource and the staff of Saint Peter’s ALS center fosters individually. Thank you for supporting the 140 families they guide through this journey. This art show fundraiser is a great opportunity to get a visual perspective from another person’s expressions that has been affected by ALS. Many times the surviving family are emotionally and spiritually drained. I am looking forward to seeing the pieces that keeps that bond alive. I do believe each of us have a symbiotic relationship with others. This leads me to my tattoo story, since it is art too!
I have a caregiver who has bonded with us. She was asking my opinion for her adding to a new beautiful flower she had just had inked. She felt something was missing. I suggested a humming bird and a bee. Not realizing I was being stealthy looking to support the long-term couple’s quest for children. Two weeks later on vacation with her new “bird’s & bee’s” tattoo a call came. They had been selected as adoption parents. Ironically the mother had an inclination to name a daughter Ragan. Thank God it is a boy!
You never really know who or what influence you may have on a given situation. Your continuous support to the center is greatly appreciated. Until the day comes where every 90 seconds someone isn’t diagnosed globally your help will be needed. Thank you again for contributions towards Saint Peter’s ALS Center. Without you families like mine will journey this alone and have far less HOPE!
SAVE THE DATE!!
Saturday June 9 4PM – 6PM
Ahoy, we’re back to pirate the Dutch Apple and conquer the Mighty Hudson! Last year was one of our favorite days of 2011 and we want to make this year even better! Last year we had the whole ship to ourselves and did the day in true ASAP style…which = boat-loads of fun (yes, that was a pun). We want to see more dance-offs, high-fives, smiles, etc.
$35 a ticket = Cruise fee, open beer/wine/soda, and a real pirate eye patch (upgraded from last years paper version)
Tickets are now on sale. Inquire within.
“I’m on a boat mofo,” Aaaarrrrggggghhhhhhhhhh!!