Friday, December 11, 2009

I interrupt this blogging with a special mid-day post

Sooo...this morning I got an email from a good college buddy of mine, Matty, concerning a charity he's been doing a lot of work for.  I may have casually mentioned on other posts how my sister was really sick for awhile and our family was involved with the Make-a-wish organization, on the receiving end.  She had been diagnosed with two different forms of terminally ill cancer at the young age of the subject of cancer research has always been very, very close to my heart.  As I also mentioned, she is in full remission and you would never know!  So happy thoughts!  We are forever grateful for that!  But, I always.

His email really touched me this morning so I asked his permission to post it here for you all to see.  I have personally signed up as a volunteer.  If anyone else is interested, please just email him and mention my name...he's a very loveable, thoughtful kind of guy who has one of the biggest hearts I know.  He thrives when making new friends and contacts and would be happy to hear from anyone...even if it's just to say "I can't do anything but good luck". 

So here it is and thanks for reading...
Kristi :-)

Hey everyone!

First and foremost, so sorry for the mass email! I hope this finds each and every one of you doing well in life, love and happiness!!

If you haven’t heard about this from me, one of my colleagues or from my numerous Facebook postings, I just wanted to share it with you. I am newly (past three months) involved with a wonderful charitable organization called AMPED 4-A-CURE ( in which we Raise Money for Cancer Research Through Music. If you have heard about all of this already, please excuse this message.

Things are going extremely well and truly taking off but the more people that know about it the better and what better way to spread the word than through the people you already know! This is something I’m truly passionate about and although it’s taking shape in many ways right now, it’s truly becoming something big and we’re all excited about it. You can check our many pages and links below in my signature line if you’d like (also search on Facebook for AMPED 4-A-CURE and join our FAN and GROUP pages) as well as check out the website, which in the next month or so, will have a major overhaul and be updated in numerous and improved ways, so keep checking back!!

We are looking for Music Submissions (SEE TAB ON WEBSITE) from ALL genres of artists/music, Corporate Sponsorships ( , Donations (you can donate SECURELY through PayPal on the site if you’d like), and you can sign up to be on the upcoming newsletter on this site (under REGISTER) as well so we’ll keep you informed of what’s going on with A4AC!!

We were recently featured in THE SOURCE ( magazine with a full-page advertisement very close to the front. As well, I’ve attached a Media Kit telling more about us for this current year of 2009. We’ll have a new one coming out soon for the 2010 year for A4AC!

Also, although it’s not on the site yet, we’re looking for volunteers all over the country, so if you have any interest in volunteering for/with us in the future, feel free to send your NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER, EMAIL ADDRESS, T-SHIRT SIZE, CLOSEST MAJOR CITY and THE BEST TIME AND WAY TO CONTACT YOU(phone or email) to :

I personally take care of this email address and receive all of the emails so your information isn’t going to anyone but ME, so don’t worry. I’m the Volunteer Coordinator as well as the Promotional Tour Director (when we get around to our tour .)

We’re now working with Grammy nominated artist Calvin Richardson, singer/songwriter Krys Ivory, actress/singer Drew Sidora, Boston’s Tommy Dicarlo, Los Angeles favorite Kyler England, Flamenco Guitarist William “Paco” Strickland and lead singer of Athenaeum, Mark Kano, just for starters with many more to come!!!

We’ve also partnered up with clothing designer Dirtee Hollywood ( as our official “I’m Amped” clothing line. We’ll have various forms of merchandise to sell (necklaces, t-shirts, etc) in the future as well.

We’re also doing interviews with artists on and setting up various campaigns at this very moment so keep your eyes peeled, ears open and sign up on the website, MySpace, Facebook and Twitter (all listed below) for future updates!

So (whew!), these are just a few of the things going on with AMPED 4-A-CURE with MANY more on the backburner. I just wanted to share it with each of you and please keep us in your thoughts as we prepare for a very busy and challenging 2010!!! I feel blessed and so lucky to have found something I truly care about!

So, feel free to sign up, donate, or just spread the word for us (if you don’t mind). If you have any, interest, questions or concerns, feel free to contact me at or visit the website As well, any of the members, their respective titles and their email address’ can be found on the website as well!

******On a more personal note, I’m still in Wilmington, NC, weighing many option right now. I’m again Single but totally okay with it and trying to make a living (I’m job hunting so if anyone knows of ANYTHING right now, please let me know!!) This economy is killing many of us I know but I need a “day job” until this charity really takes off!!! I believe in this and I hope you all believe in me!! Thanks for taking the time to read my small novel ;) and please, let me know how EACH of you are doing in your lives at this email, my personal email of (I removed this) or on Facebook any time!!!

I wish you all the best and thanks again!

Warmest of Regards always…
Matt Wilkinson
Promotional Tour Director


  1. I'm sorry this isn't on topic, but I wanted to let you know you won something at my blog. It seems rather untimely considering the topic of your post, but I'm afraid that happens sometimes! Thank you for checking my blog out, and I look forward to keeping up with your success as well!


  2. Thanks Michele!!! I've enjoyed reading your blog! And I never win this is too cool! Have a great weekend!!!!