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How to Help Moore, Oklahoma

How to Help Moore, Oklahoma

There are many ways to help those in the path of the Tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma – please click through the links for more information on how to help the victims, their pets and those helping to clean up the devastation.

From KFOR TV (http://www.kfor.com) – http://kfor.com/2013/05/20/how-to-help-okla-tornado-victims/

For lost and found pets – http://okclostpets.com/

Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in the path of the tornado, the volunteers and  the first responders.

 

 

No Kid Hungry Campaign

No Kid Hungry Campaign

Hey all,

It’s team member Christine again with a short follow up to my blog from the other day about the causes I personally support.

Team No Kid Hungry and the No Kid Hungry campaign have designated today as recruiting day.

If you are interested in taking the pledge to end hunger in America, please visit: http://www.nokidhungry.org/page/team / http://www.nokidhungry.org

Share this message with anyone who wants to make a difference.

Also, our next Team Bret Michaels member to share their causes with you is Janna, look for her blog this month. Don’t forget you can learn about many of the causes that Bret supports right here on TeamBretMichaels.com, as well as on LifeRocksFoundation.org and BretMichaels.com.

Thank you!

~Christine

Team Bret Michaels

Follow me on Twitter @crissypie

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Most importantly for everything Bret Michaels: BretMichaels.com

 

NOTE: This is a cause supported personally by an individual team member or guest blogger. Causes and charities mentioned in these personal blogs may or may not receive direct help from Bret Michaels or the Life Rocks Foundation. Please conduct your own research before participating or donating to any cause or charity.

New features on TeamBretMichaels and more

New features on TeamBretMichaels and more

Hey everyone,

My name is Christine, PoisonCris to the longtime fans or CrissyPie to those who follow me on Twitter. As a member of Team BMB and Team Bret Michaels for the last fifteen years I have learned so much about Bret Michaels and the person he is.  He’s more than just a rock star, entertainer or just a businessman. He is all of those things combined and a whole lot more.

This site, TeamBretMichaels.com is meant to focus on that more part. It’s about all the causes he supports and issues that he wants to raise awareness about. It’s about finding cures and connecting people with other people and being an inspiration for everyone. It’s also about promoting a healthy lifestyle, an active lifestyle and being an example of living life to the fullest.

The many causes Bret supports include diabetes, heart disease, childhood cancer, adult cancers, military charities and pet charities. There are, of course, many more organizations and causes that Bret Michaels and the Life Rocks Foundation have helped and will continue to help.  We get thousands of charity requests, big and small, every month. We can’t always participate or oblige every request. TeamBretMichaels.com was created, in part, to help spread the word about those many charitable fundraisers and events, and we are working sharing the information with all of our readers.

Currently we share your stories of hope and encouragement, living life to the fullest and stories from some of the people that we have directly helped. The community calendar page will be debuting soon to share your activities and events surrounding causes such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease, autism, and other community events that promote health and wellness. Be sure to check back soon for more information on submitting your event†.

Another fun section of TeamBretMichaels.com is for kids, camp counselors and teachers, and families to help us spread the messages and goals of Team Bret Michaels and the Bret Michaels Life Rocks Foundation. There’s a section called “Flat Bret” and you can print out Bret, cut him out and take him with you to camp, on vacation or even to walks and events for the causes you support. We’ll share your “Flat Bret” adventures with our TeamBretMichaels.com readers. You can print it out and color it and the awareness bracelets to match your cause or event. Information about “Flat Bret” and submitting your photos is available at TeamBretMichaels.com in the menu bar under “Flat Bret.”

Thank you all for reading the stories and sharing your stories so far at TeamBretMichaels.com, we have many, many more stories to share and with your help we are working to build a site for everyone to not only share, but help make a difference in someone’s life.

On a personal note, aside from the causes listed above, there is one cause that means a whole lot to me personally and this time of year reinvigorates my desire to fight for this cause. April is Parkinson’s Awareness month. April has become a bittersweet month for me. Six years ago my Dad passed away. April is also my birthday month. My birthday is April 5 and in 2007 on April 20, my Dad passed away – hence the bittersweet feelings when my birthday rolls around mostly because the last email I got from my Dad was asking if I got my birthday care package. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about him. In his last years he dealt with increasing tremors due to Parkinson’s disease. It didn’t slow him down too much, finding ways of keeping busy with woodcrafting after he retired. He didn’t give up on living even as the disease progressed further. I wish a cure could have kept him here on earth, but I know that I can make a difference by raising awareness and hopefully helping to find a cure in the near future. With Parkinson’s there is much more than just taking medicine or getting check-ups, there is the care involved by family and loved ones, whose life is affected as well. My Mom was my Dad’s caregiver. She’s a role model, she’ always keeps moving and always has something going on.

In honor of my Dad I set up a Memorial Fund page at Parkinson.org as one of the ways I am helping to find a cure and raise awareness. It’s my story to share with the world that someone I love and miss dearly was taken by a disease that I want cured. It’s my tribute to my Dad, and my Mom, too.

In addition to the National Parkinson’s Foundation, there is the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.  As with all causes there are a variety of charities to help fund research and help make a difference in the life of someone affected by Parkinson’s disease.

You can make a difference in the life of someone by sharing information and resources with everyone you know. No matter what your personal cause – diabetes, childhood cancer, Parkinson’s – the small part you can play in the big picture will make a difference.

There is one more cause that I support; it is the No Kid Hungry campaign. Ending childhood hunger in America is important to the future of this great nation and to ourselves. This campaign is an effort to make sure that no child goes without food and gets a healthy start in life. There are many ways to help and it includes going out to eat at participating restaurants in September or host a bake sale. Check out their web site for more ways that you can help.

Thank you all for sharing your stories, photos and inspiration with all of us at Team Bret Michaels. We are united in raising awareness, not matter what our personal cause may be.

 

For more information:

National Parkinson’s Foundation – http://www.parkinson.org

Herman M Ellis Jr. Memorial Page – http://www3.parkinson.org/goto/HermanMEllis

Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research – http://www.michaeljfox.org

No Kid Hungry – http://www.nokidhungry.org

Bret Michaels Life Rocks Foundation – http://www.liferocksfoundation.org

Team Bret Michaels – http://www.teambretmichaels.com

Donate to the Life Rocks Foundation – http://www.crowdrise.com/bretmichaelsliferocks

 

You can follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram and keep up all I do with Bret and learn a little about me, too. 🙂

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CreativelyMusical

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/crissypie @crissypie

Tumblr: http://crissypie.tumblr.com

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/crissypie1971 @crissypie1971

 

For Everything Bret Michaels:

http://www.bretmichaels.com (links to official social media pages are found here, too)

http://www.teambretmichaels.com

http://www.shopbretmichaels.com

http://www.michaelsnation.com

†More information about the community calendar will be coming soon. We will review all submissions as best we can, however, it is up to you to verify the information we are passing along. Before donating to any cause you should be sure that it is legitimate and do your own research. As with all content, stories and information posted on TeamBretMichaels.com, we are not offering advice or endorsing any person or event – just sharing information. Before participating or donating to any event/person, it is important that you do your own research to make sure that it meets your expectations and that it is a legitimate charity or cause.

The Bret Michaels Life Rocks Foundation is very happy to join the table to support Kenosha, Wisconsin’s Relay For Life Kick Off 2013.

The Bret Michaels Life Rocks Foundation is very happy to join the table to support Kenosha, Wisconsin’s Relay For Life Kick Off 2013.

The Bret Michaels Life Rocks Foundation is very happy to join the table to support Kenosha, Wisconsin’s Relay For Life Kick Off 2013. These folks continue to do great work all year round to help put an end to cancer and add more birthdays to the calendar.

For more information on Kenosha, Wisconsin’s Relay For Life and to support, please click HERE!

529515_769613607848_282903402_nKenosha, WI Relay For Life Volunteers – Amanda Surdo, Jennie Elgohari, Bianca Bee and Jessica Stewart.

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Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday

Today is Giving Tuesday, a day to give support to a charity or organization dedicated to making a change for the better in the world.

There are lots of ways to make a difference and give today, from children’s charities to animal charities to community programs – you can make a difference in a life by giving your time or a donation.

At Team Bret Michaels, giving back is something we do everyday through the Life Rocks Foundation. Children’s Cancer, Diabetes, Animal Charities and Military Support Organizations are just a few of the ways we are doing our part to help those in need.

To donate to the Life Rocks Foundation, click the link below. Thank you so much for all of the support that you have given the Life Rocks Foundation and all that you do to help spread awareness of all of the charities and organizations that spread awareness and raise money to help. We deeply appreciate it.

http://www.crowdrise.com/bretmichaelsliferocks

Raise your hand, raise your voice to rock and help others. Tickets are on sale now for the 1st Annual “Bret Michaels Life Rocks Foundation Super Concert & Charity Auction” presented by PetSmart, Serenity Hospice and Palliative Care, and 93.3 KDKB Rocks Arizona.

Raise your hand, raise your voice to rock and help others. Tickets are on sale now for the 1st Annual “Bret Michaels Life Rocks Foundation Super Concert & Charity Auction” presented by PetSmart, Serenity Hospice and Palliative Care, and 93.3 KDKB Rocks Arizona.

Raise your hand, raise your voice to rock and help others. Ticket are on sale now for the 1st Annual “Bret Michaels Life Rocks Foundation Super Concert & Charity Auction” presented by PetSmart, Serenity Hospice and Palliative Care, and 93.3 KDKB Rocks Arizona in Phoenix, AZ on December 1, 2012 at The Celebrity Theatre! This charity event will be like no other and will sell out, be sure to get your tickets today as you don’t want to miss this awesome night! Join Bret and other celebrities in attendance, view and bid on huge event celebrity auction items including items from NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice, lunch with Bret Michaels and much more! Do not miss this historic event on this special, first time ever night to benefit those in need by way of Bret’s “Life Rocks Foundation” which supports causes such as diabetes, childhood cancer, wounded warriors, veteran’s organizations and pet charities.

Secure your tickets today before they are gone and make this event your destination. If you can’t make the event in person, please consider paying it forward by purchasing tickets and donating them to wounded warriors, soldiers, veterans, diabetic patients/families or other persons who would like to make a difference in the lives of others.

To purchase tickets online visit:

http://tinyurl.com/bawn4zb

To order by phone, call: (602) 267-1600

To buy in person visit the box office of The Celebrity Theatre @ 440 N. 32nd Street Phoenix, AZ 85008

Seats For Soldiers – Seats For Kids – Seats For Families

Have fun, get it done. See you there…

Thank you for sharing your stories!

Thank you for sharing your stories!

We at Team Bret Michaels and the Life Rocks Foundation want to thank all who have submitted stories to the site.

Sharing your stories helps others know they are not alone and helps to raise awareness about a variety of issues that affect many people throughout the world. The more awareness we achieve and the more we achieve a larger sense of community, the closer we get to cures for all those afflicted.

It doesn’t matter your age, your stories are the foundation for awareness and, with your permission, we share them with others who need not feel alone in their struggles. The stories submitted range from cancer to diabetes to giving hope and celebrating life.

The mission of Team Bret Michaels is to help us all live well and live life to the fullest at every moment. We want to help find a cure for diabetes, cancer and many other diseases that affect so many people and families.

We have many, many more stories to post in the coming months, with many more coming in each day. By sharing your story, you may just inspire someone to make a positive change in their life as well.

Coming very soon to TeamBretMichaels.com are community pages and pages dedicated to show support for our military both past and present. We will spotlight the charities that will benefit from the donations to the Life Rocks Foundation as well.

Keep checking back for new stories and information about everything that Team Bret Michaels and the Life Rocks Foundation are up to.

Stories and articles posted here will also appear in the news section of the official Bret Michaels smartphone app, available for iPhone and Android from the address below.

Thank you for all you do as part of Team Bret Michaels!

Bret Michaels Hospitality and Music Room opens at St. Joseph’s Barrow Neurological Institute

Bret Michaels Hospitality and Music Room opens at St. Joseph’s Barrow Neurological Institute

Bret Michaels and Dr. Joseph Zabramski
Rock star Bret Michaels and his neurosurgeon Joseph Zabramski, MD, officially open the Bret Michaels’ Hospitality and Music Room at Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix today. Michaels was treated at Barrow in 2010 for a brain hemorrhage and says he owes his life to Barrow and Dr. Zabramski. The room, donated by Michaels, will be used for patients’ families to relax.
Bret Michaels Celebrates Room Opening
Rock star Bret Michaels celebrates the official opening of the Bret Michaels’ Hospitality and Music Room at Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix today. Michaels was treated at Barrow in 2010 for a brain hemorrhage and says he owes his life to Barrow. The room, donated by Michaels, will be used for patients’ families to relax.

Rock Star Bret Michaels Opens Hospitality Room at St. Joseph’s Barrow Neurological Institute

(Oct. 9, 2012, Phoenix AZ) – Bret Michaels, multi-platinum rocker, reality star, philanthropist, entrepreneur and former patient at St. Joseph’s Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, today officially opened the Bret Michaels Hospitality and Music Room inside the hospital.

The room, which has been under construction for nearly a year, is located near patients rooms and features relaxation areas for patients and their families. It is decorated with a music theme and features many of Bret’s personal music memorabilia as well as never-before-seen inspirational photographs from his life and work.

“This is an incredible day for me,” says Michaels. “I’m thrilled to be able to give something back to the hospital that helped to save my life, and to the Barrow patients and their families. As someone who has spent his fair share of time in hospitals over the past few years, I know how necessary it is for both patients and their loved ones to have a fun, welcoming place to recharge – and I designed this music and hospitality room to be that place.”

In 2010, Michaels was rushed to St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center suffering from a sub arachnoid hemorrhage, a life-threatening type of stroke that causes bleeding in the fluid-filled spaces around the base of the brain. The hemorrhage left the musician in critical condition and he remained hospitalized at Barrow for the duration of his treatment.  Joseph’s is the home of Barrow Neurological Institute and Michaels was treated by Barrow neurosurgeons.

After being released from Barrow, Michaels made a rapid recovery and went on to win Celebrity Apprentice in 2010 and enjoy a successful national concert tour. He then returned to St. Joseph’s in 2011 to undergo a heart procedure to close a hole in his heart.