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Just wanted to send out a big THANK YOU to all of you who came out and helped make the June 28th New York City Benefit for the Mike's Place, Life After Terror Fund a great night!
On our first day of gorgeous weather here in Manhattan, we had around a hundred people attend the concert, plus our numerous volunteers!
Hosted by The Bowery Poetry Club and in the true spirit of Mike's Place, the live music by MaMa Gutay, Rod Cone Situation, Triplefreak and Mike's-Place performer Noah Solomon with Soul Farm was incredible and kept everyone's spirits up, insuring a good vibe and a good time had by all!
Documentary filmmaker Jack Baxter, who was seriously injured the night of the attack in Tel Aviv at Mike's Place, gave a truly heartfelt and eloquent speech.
Seeing his bandaged arm and walking cane brought a sobering reminder of the tragedy that occurred that night. Jack kept the mood light, even while paying homage to those who were injured or lost their lives at Mike's Place on the tragic evening of April 28th.
We were also happy to welcome to the benefit, Dr. Dave, one of the doctors who helped take care of Jack in Tel Aviv.
The raffle drawing was a terrific success, and a number of lucky winners took home great prizes. A terrific night overall, we raised just over $1,000 (!) for The Life After Terror Fund, and hopefully will be able to sell the remainder of our Special Benefit T-shirts and add another $1,500 to the fund!
A Special Thank You to Maariv Newspaper, Revital Druyan and Oren Yaniv for the incredible three-page article, featuring us on the front cover of the Maariv America Section 27/06/03, to Bruce Kivo for filming our event, to Jack & Fran Baxter, and to the bands: Soul Farm -- C & Noah; the guys from MaMa Gutay -- Todd, Jefe, & Sandro; from Triplefreak -- Adam, Brad, Joe, & Drew; & from Rod Cone Situation -- Rod, Amy, Hodge, & JW! A big thank you to all the restaurants and businesses who helped make our raffle possible; Friend House, Pangea, Cafe Deville, Rectangles, Integral Yoga, Sarah Gluck, April Cantor, King David Fine Art and Express Color!
And a final thank you to all of our volunteers, Lisa-Thi Beskar, Aaron Gluck, Bob Holman, Lucky Dave, George & The BPC gang, Eytan Fayverman, Barbara Kopeloff, Barry Blumenfeld, David, Veronica Dougherty, Evelyn, JW Perkins, Jane Goldberg, Rachel Alkalay, Michal Eisig, Mary Beth Hurt, Lior Deljo, Jessica Maier, Hans Smetana, Lisa Magnus, and Chris London.
If anyone would still like to make a donation or to purchase a New York City Mike's Place Benefit T-shirt, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 917.582.6009
Price: $15 each or 2 for $20. We have over 100 left!!! Sizes L and XL.
Read about the other benefits in Chicago, Toronto, London and Tel Aviv
For more information about the Life After Terror Fund, go to:
Thank you again for all of your support!