Thursday, June 12, 2008

UNICEF Fundraiser

I will be painting live at Dazzle with once again, the busiest man in art: Eric Matelski. Also don't forget to check me out at Benders on Sat the 14th~!

Local Musicians Stage Concert Fundraiser for Myanmar Aid


Wednesday, June 18, 2008 7pm-2am

Dazzle Restaurant and Lounge 930 Lincoln Street

Suggested donation- $10

Myanmar was hit by cyclone Nargis on May 2, 2008. The cyclone devastated Irrawady, Yagon and Bago and affected Mon and Kayin divisions/states. It is estimated that more than a million are affected and thousands are displaced. In any disaster, it is children who suffer most. Reportedly, a number of children have died; many are separated from their families, injured and traumatized. Vulnerable to hunger, disease and trauma, children and women in the affected areas require urgent life-saving assistance to survive. UNICEF is requesting an initial amount of US$ 8,200,000 to meet the urgent needs of children and women throughout the affected areas.

An array of Denver's best musicians have agreed to donate their talents and perform at Dazzle Restaurant and Lounge on two stages for a night of entertainment. The groups feature a variety of performers and styles, from straight ahead jazz, to hip-hip, to one of Denver's best DJs. Along with live entertainment the event will feature, live art, a silent auction, photography, and drink specials with all of the proceeds going towards meeting our fundraising goals. The event will kick-off at 6:00 p.m. and continue to close. The performers are:

6:00 - 6:45 Three Squared

7:00-7:45 Matt Skellenger
8:00-8:45 C. Vincent Plummer
9:00-9:45 Delby L
10:00-10:45 Rhythm Vision
10:45-11:45 Ryan.Mad.Son Trio
12:00-close DJ Bobby C

The goal for the event is to raise $5000 for UNICEF and to seek matching donations throughout the community. This will be achieved through a $10 suggested donation at the door as well as a silent auction, and proceeds from food and drink specials; all in efforts to reach our goal.

Despite the difficulties the international community has encountered in getting aid into Myanmar, UNICEF has conducted operations in the country since 1950 and has a domestic staff working to distribute services to those in need. According to a field report published by UNICEF they are providing water purification tablets, oral rehydration therapies, essential drugs for infectious disease, mosquito nets, special foods and liquids for malnourished children, and family survival kits. It is amazing to learn how far the money goes when donated to UNICEF. Following is what donations can purchase:

$3 will purchase a wool blanket for a child

$22 will purchase a First-Aid kit

$101 will purchase Basic Family Water kits for ten families

$244 will purchase an Emergency Health Kit including basic drugs, medical supplies and equipment for 1,000 people for the duration of 3 months.

Malaria is already the biggest child-killer in Myanmar. In post-natural disaster conditions children are highly susceptible to measles, malaria, and diarrheal disasters. The efforts of UNICEF are extremely effective in preventing these senseless deaths.

We are currently seeking sponsorship for- the cost of poster and flyer printing, prizes for games, product donation to develop food and drink specials, auction items and media sponsors.

The musicians are very excited about this event, and passionate about the cause. Any help we can get to help us reach our goal would be greatly appreciated.


Donald Rossa Meagan Morris

Dazzle Restaurant & Lounge Event Planner and Coordinator

930 Lincoln Street

Denver, CO 80203