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Jen Gage, GiGi’s Playhouse Phoenix Founder Calls Bret Michaels A Class Act & Generous

Jen Gage, GiGi’s Playhouse Phoenix Founder Calls Bret Michaels A Class Act & Generous

“Bret is truly a class act! Generous, Accepting and KIND. Letting the kids join him onstage for the entire set and taking the time to meet and talk with each one of them was above and beyond anyone’s expectations. Bret is truly compassionate about helping others. I so appreciate how involved he was with our participants and families.  They were grinning from ear to ear and still are. Truly magical and the whole room felt it! He embodies GiGi’s mission to change outdated perceptions of Down syndrome, break down barriers to participation and foster inclusion for all. GiGi’s Phoenix is so grateful to Bret for his huge heart and loving spirit and amazing energy. In just 15 minutes Bret created memories that changed the attending children’s lives and created memories that will last forever for everyone who attended.”

Jen Gage, GiGi’s Playhouse Phoenix Founder

TeamBretMichaels.com Story: 93.5 The Mix & KWWL-TV would like to introduce you to Jax

TeamBretMichaels.com Story: 93.5 The Mix & KWWL-TV would like to introduce you to Jax

93.5 The Mix and KWWL-TV would like to introduce you to Jax.

7 year old Jaxton’s favorite character is the Grinch, but he’s far from him. He started doing acts of kindness around his community and school in exchange for paper hearts. Every time he shows an act of kindness, he places a heart on his wall to watch the Grinch’s heart grow. Whether it’s giving a hug or donating, he has created a ripple effect.

His teacher Ashley said, “Within the school there has been hundreds of kids who have done acts of kindness and they put their hearts on the wall and it has just continued to grow.” Jaxton cannot see the hearts though, he is blind.

About a year ago he was diagnosed with Batten Disease, which is a rare, inherited disease of the nervous system which is fatal.

In a recent interview with KWWL-TV, his mother Tina said, “We want to do what we can while we can because we know this disease is progressive, but he is laughing. Everybody should be able to laugh and do things and appreciate things.”

He may not be able to see the reactions from his givings, but his reward? Hearing people laugh.

Kindness is a language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see and in that sense, Jax can see it, but most importantly he feels it.

Tina said,”It’s not about us. It is that people are doing things for others and then giving the hearts to him so he can feel it. He doesn’t know what a random act is, he just knows he is creating a lot of hearts and a lot of smiles.”

Just like the Grinch’s heart that grew, so are Jaxton’s hearts. A beautiful way to see the powerful of kindness.

Now meet Anthony, a 5th grader from Cedar Falls, Iowa. He saw Jaxton’s story on KWWL-TV and wanted to get involved. He approached his principal at Lincoln Elementary with the idea to send Jax hearts. Anthony delivered over 300 hearts from staff and students! Anthony, YOU ROCK!

How awesome would it be for Jax to get hearts from all over the world and from an awesome rockstar with a HUGE heart? Please send hearts to:

Orange Elementary

6028 Kimball Ave.

Waterloo, IA 50701-9043

Thank you!

Teri Lynn
93.5 The Mix

Do you have a story of giving back, supporting charities, overcoming obstacles, a story of strength, inspiration through music to battle through setbacks or illness? We’d like to hear and share your story and photos.

Simply visit TeamBretMichaels.com, read other great stories and submit your own!

Also if you have the means and would like to, please consider donating to the Bret Michaels Life Rocks Foundation by clicking HERE. To the many who have donated, we thank you all very much!

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TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Breast Cancer Can Stick It

TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Breast Cancer Can Stick It

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I met Bret Michaels in Texas and talk to him about Breast Cancer Can Stick It, an organization founded by April Samuels who is a breast cancer survior herself and professional drummer. I want to thank Bret for his love and support with wanting to help others. I am happy to bring knowledge of this organization to Bret’s attention in order to reach out and spread awareness to help people in the fight against breast cancer.

Thank you for your time and support in helping other Bret!

– Scott Shoemaker

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Do you have a story of giving back, supporting charities, overcoming obstacles, a story of strength, inspiration through music to battle through setbacks or illness? We’d like to hear and share your story and photos.

Simply visit TeamBretMichaels.com, read other great stories and submit your own!

Also if you have the means and would like to, please consider donating to the Bret Michaels Life Rocks Foundation by clicking HERE. To the many who have donated, we thank you all very much!

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Last Night’s Bret Michaels Rock N’ Relief Concert, Through A Fan’s Eyes

Last Night’s Bret Michaels Rock N’ Relief Concert, Through A Fan’s Eyes

Thank you for an amazing concert! You have done so much for the people of Pilger, NE and the surrounding towns. You donated a very nice amount of money last night and when you presented the check for the Pilger Senior Citizen Center, it brought tears to my eyes. I’ve been working in senior care for over 14 years and it meant so much to me that you did that. You continue to prove why you’re mine and so many others hero and idol!! Thanks again, Bret! See you on the road!

Love, Britt

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See below for complete coverage of Bret Michaels’ Rock N’ Relief Concert to aid Nebraska tornado and storm victims.

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Remaining true to his word on Sunday, August 24th musician, entrepreneur and philanthropist Bret Michaels returned to Norfolk, Nebraska to put on a SOLD OUT Rock N’ Relief benefit concert to aid individuals and families affected by recent tornadoes and storms.

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Michaels, who on his day off recently traveled to Pilger, NE along with his band and crew, also assisted with cleanup efforts after the small mid-American town had been struck by tragic storms. Bret was excited to return to Nebraska joined by a community of friends that include Pilger Sheriff Mike Unger, area police, fire and volunteers with whom he worked side by side with in the trenches to help rebuild the town.

Having personal ties to Nebraska, with family living in the state and nearby affected areas, Michaels has asked lots of local friends, bands, residents, fire, police and volunteers to join him onstage where he made sizable monetary donations through his Life Rocks Foundation to benefit tornado relief efforts.

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Do you have a story of giving back, supporting charities, overcoming obstacles, a story of strength, inspiration through music to battle through setbacks or illness? We’d like to hear and share your story and photos.

Simply visit TeamBretMichaels.com, read other great stories and submit your own!

Also if you have the means and would like to, please consider donating to the Bret Michaels Life Rocks Foundation by clicking HERE. To the many who have donated, we thank you all very much!

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Bret Michaels’ 1st Ever Interactive Life Rocks Seminar: Life Lessons, Let’s Talk Tickets On Sale Friday Aug. 8th @ 10:00a.m.

Bret Michaels’ 1st Ever Interactive Life Rocks Seminar: Life Lessons, Let’s Talk Tickets On Sale Friday Aug. 8th @ 10:00a.m.

FIRST EVER BRET MICHAELS LIFE ROCKS SEMINAR TO TAKE PLACE SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 IN ORLANDO FLORIDA

SEPTEMBER 25 BRET PERFORMS AT HARD ROCK HOTELS VELVET SESSIONS IN SUPPORT OF PINKTOBER BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

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Tickets for Bret Michaels’ Life Rocks Seminar are onsale THIS FRIDAY August 8th at 10:00a.m. and available by clicking http://www.ticketmaster.com/bret-michaelslife-rocks-tour-orlando-florida-09-24-2014/event/22004D04CF8767B5?artistid=1562221&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1

It has been said that everyone has a story and sometimes all that is needed is a platform to let their inspirational story be heard. That platform is here as multi-platinum selling artist, global entrepreneur and philanthropist Bret Michaels will hold the first ever Life Rocks Seminar at Hard Rock Live in Orlando, Florida on September 24, 2014.

This ground breaking event will see Bret interacting with those seeking invigoration in their lives in an intimate setting listening to your stories, offering guidance and sharing stories of his own. Michaels who has been there, done that and managed to survive it all created the Life Rocks Seminar named after his Life Rocks Foundation, a recognized 501(c)3 charity which he founded that benefits the needs of causes such as diabetes, pediatric and adult forms of cancer, military/troop support and pet charities.

If you missed the chance to be in attendance for Bret Michaels’ Lifeclass with Oprah Winfrey, be sure to secure your tickets today as space will be limited for this very special event.

If you feel like you have hit a brick wall with obstacles in your life, need inspiration or reinvigoration, have a child or yourself diagnosed with diabetes looking for advice on managing, have a question or concern about a financial decision then this is the place to be. Interact with Bret in person in this intimate setting for advice.

Let’s talk about real issues we all face, Bret included who has overcome numerous obstacles and persevered. Whether it’s an illness, wealth, life, love, passion come hear, talk and learn with Bret about how you can turn adversity into opportunity and your passions into profit.

Stay one night longer and see the musician perform on September 25th at the Hard Rock Hotel’s Velvet Sessions which kicks off the properties Pinktober Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

We hope to see you in beautiful Florida this September for this life changing and enduring event of epic proportions.

ENTERTAINMENT ICON BRET MICHAELS BRINGS PROMISED TORNADO RELIEF CONCERT TO THE DEVENT CENTER IN NORFOLK NEBRASKA ON SUNDAY AUGUST 24TH.

ENTERTAINMENT ICON BRET MICHAELS BRINGS PROMISED TORNADO RELIEF CONCERT TO THE DEVENT CENTER IN NORFOLK NEBRASKA ON SUNDAY AUGUST 24TH.

ENTERTAINMENT ICON BRET MICHAELS BRINGS PROMISED TORNADO RELIEF CONCERT TO THE DEVENT CENTER IN NORFOLK NEBRASKA ON SUNDAY AUGUST 24TH.

IT’S TIME TO ROCK AND SHOW SUPPORT, COME ON OUT FOR ROCK N’ RELIEF

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW @ ETIX BY CLICKING HERE

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On a rare day off during his sold out 2014 tour, Michaels, NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice, winner during its highest rated season, brought his busses, band and crew to Pilger Nebraska to physically assist in the clean-up efforts in the wake of the destruction caused by the twin EF4 tornadoes that destroyed Pilger and several surrounding towns on June 16th 2014. Michaels along with his band and crew wasted no time jumping in with the community to move and clean up debris, Bret a life-long diabetic also took time to meet and talk with many of the residents and speak to the media with the intention of spreading awareness and encourage others to pitch in.

Prompted by the affects that the tragedy had on his sisters who live in the area, one which served at Offutt Air Force Base, Bret an avid philanthropist whose LIFE ROCKS foundation is instrumental in donating to Diabetes, Cancer, Veterans and Pets and many other charitable causes, was so affected by what he’d seen during his stop in Pilger on June 23rd, that he decided instantly to put on a mega concert in the area in hopes of raising thousands of dollars to aid in the relief of the devastation caused by June 16th 2014’s twin tornados.

Music Legend Bret Michaels now lives up to his promise and invites everyone to participate in rebuilding what has been lost, by attending this spectacular event on Sunday Aug 24th at the Devent Center in Norfolk Nebraska. Michaels will be bringing a huge stage show and performing all the Poison hits as well as his solo hits and music from his number one rated TV shows, including his new single A Beautiful Soul, which has over 4 million unique you tube views and debuted at number 2 in the new music charts earlier this year. Tickets are on sale now and are available through ETix (https://www.etix.com/ticket/servlet/s/38106727). Come help make a difference.

For more information visit www.bretmichaels.com

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TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Justine & Bret Helping Rebuild Pilger, Nebraska Following Tornadoes

TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Justine & Bret Helping Rebuild Pilger, Nebraska Following Tornadoes

Me & Bret Michaels lending a helping hand from the destruction of the Pilger Nebraska tornado. Seeing pictures was one thing, but to actually be there helping and seeing the tragedy was a whole different experience.

– Justina

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Do you have a story of giving back, supporting charities, overcoming obstacles, a story of strength, inspiration through music to battle through setbacks or illness? We’d like to hear and share your story and photos.

Simply visit TeamBretMichaels.com, read other great stories and submit your own!

Also if you have the means and would like to, please consider donating to the Bret Michaels Life Rocks Foundation by clicking HERE. To the many who have donated, we thank you all very much!

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TeamBretMichaels.com Featured Story

TeamBretMichaels.com Featured Story

With a friend I co-founded a fundraising adventure called Sparkle Network. A very special project lives under the umbrella of Sparkle Network…Operation Little Princess. We give princess parties for young ladies suffering from cancer. We also have them get fitted for a custom made wig and teach them to enhance their natural beauty. We are part of several fundraisers. Detroit Police and Firefighters Fund, Turning Point (Domestic Violence) Toys for Tots, Burn Camp for Kids and raising funds for young ladies to be able to go to their prom.

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Do you have a story of giving back, supporting charities, overcoming obstacles, a story of strength, inspiration through music to battle through setbacks or illness? We’d like to hear and share your story and photos.

Simply visit TeamBretMichaels.com, read other great stories and submit your own!

Also if you have the means and would like to, please consider donating to the Bret Michaels Life Rocks Foundation by clicking HERE. To the many who have donated, we thank you all very much!

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TeamBretMichaels.com Feel Good Friday Story

TeamBretMichaels.com Feel Good Friday Story

With all the stories in the news as of late that are of sadness and tragedy, we thought we’d end the week on a high note with an uplifting, positive story of our friend Johnny Kocisko and his mother Linda who brought pizzas to victims and workers affected by recent storms and tornadoes this past week.

Great job Johnny and Linda!

– Team Bret

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Do you have a story of giving back, supporting charities, overcoming obstacles, a story of strength, inspiration through music to battle through setbacks or illness? We’d like to hear and share your story and photos.

Simply visit TeamBretMichaels.com, read other great stories and submit your own!

Also if you have the means and would like to, please consider donating to the Bret Michaels Life Rocks Foundation by clicking HERE. To the many who have donated, we thank you all very much!

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TeamBretMichaels.com / LifeRocksFoundation.org Story: Bret Michaels’ Guitar Auctioned To Benefit Ridgefield Playhouse

TeamBretMichaels.com / LifeRocksFoundation.org Story: Bret Michaels’ Guitar Auctioned To Benefit Ridgefield Playhouse

 

Rock Star’s Guitar To Be Auctioned Off At Ridgefield Playhouse Benefit

For full story, please click HERE.

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Ridgefield Playhouse’s Suzanne Brennan, chief development officer; Allison Stockel, executive director with the Bret Michaels’-signed guitar and Julie Paltauf, chief financial officer. Photo Credit: Courtesy Susan Dumont-Bengston

Do you have a story of giving back, supporting charities, overcoming obstacles, a story of strength, inspiration through music to battle through setbacks or illness? We’d like to hear and share your story and photos.

Simply visit TeamBretMichaels.com, read other great stories and submit your own!

Also if you have the means and would like to, please consider donating to the Bret Michaels Life Rocks Foundation by visiting LifeRocksFoundation.org to show support in helping others.

Thank you for your continued support!

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