8th Annual Rick Newman Halloween Sound, Light & Laser Show
Organized by: Rick Newman
EVENT DATE Oct 31, 2015
Why We Need Your Help: In 2008, Rick Newman began his holiday shows in order to raise funds and awareness for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. In 2012, Rick suffered an aortic aneurysm. At that time his doctors had estimated that he would only have 1-2 years to live at most. Even facing these challenges, shortly after being released from the hospital and while still recovering in a wheelchair; the holiday shows to benefit Make-A-Wish were still held at his home with the help of his wife Jeanne and generous friends and neighbors. Unfortunately, in 2015 after undergoing routine tests, Rick was diagnosed with Stage IV Lung Cancer. But according to Rick, nothing has stopped him yet and “The Show Must Go On!” This year, we need your help, however great or small, to help Rick Newman put together an event as wonderful as all of his previous events and to help him to continue to uplift the spirits of children near or far.
~~Below is an excerpt from Rick’s website, please visit the http://hightechscience.org/halloween.htm for more information about these incredible annual events. ~~
“Why We Do This: The economy is down, people are out of work, and it's the holiday season. Why not try to cheer people up and put some smiles on kids’ faces. We do these shows because of years of experience producing professional large scale ones. We do this because we care about the community and our neighbors. We do this because we love kids. We do this because it feels good to do nice things for others. We do this as an inspiration for others to do the same or more.”
About Donations:Funds raised via this fundraiser will help toward the purchase of: the hundreds of pounds of candy given away to children whom attend the event, the power generated for the lights, replacement bulbs and maintenance and/or equipment needed for the production of the Halloween Show. Any funds not directed toward production expenses will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation along with all of the donations specifically donated to Make-A-Wish between: September 26 - October 31st at 699 NW 9th Avenue, Boca Raton, FL 33486.
For more information call 561-750-7000 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org THANK YOU! :-)