Women Rock XI
Saturday, November 7th, 2015
10:00am to 4:00pm
9500 Spirit Mountain Place, Duluth, MN
Thank you to everyone who participated in 2014 Women Rock (our 10th Anniversary) –the wonderful vendors who donated items for our silent auction, our Rockin for a Reason teams, our volunteers including Fond du Lac Community College Students, Gamma Sigma Sigma Sorority gals from UMD, volunteers from the community, the CharterMedia staff (now Spectrum Reach) , the great entertainment groups, the fashion shows (Mainstream Boutique and Dress Barn), all our great vendors who make it exciting for you to come and see what they have to show you, our decorating done by Occasions Wedding & Event Décor, Townsquare Radio (Mix 108 and B105), Slumberland Furniture, Como Oil & Propane with their Pink Truck (our partner for Women Rock) and ST. LUKE'S our major sponsor, and of course, you - our attendees! WOW! It was an outstanding year.. the total donation for 2014 was over $39,000! I am so proud of this event and the support from the community to make it successful. We do make a difference in the lives of those that have been affected with Breast Cancer! If you are new to this website, our dollars have paid for special equipment for diagnosing, free seminars, and more. The total dollar amount since Women Rock started 10 years ago has been over $309,000.
outstanding sponsors rock!
If you are new to this website, this is our 7th year participating with Como Oil & Propane with their Pink Truck contributions with 1cent for ever gallon of propane it delivers in our region and special events they put on during the year. Then we have St. Luke's, who we are forever grateful for their involvement in making sure Women Rock continues by being a major sponsor – it is a fun event and a fun way to give back to your community. At this event we have, entertainment, shopping, a large silent auction, fashion shows, cupcakes, chocolates, pampering massages, pink hair extensions, and more! I also want to thank Spectrum and Spectrum Reach (formerly Charter Communications and CharterMedia) who puts up the money to pay for expenses for this event to make sure that all donations are 100% given back to this community – including the silent auction dollars and the admission cost. A huge high five to Como Oil & Propane, St. Luke's and Spectrum/Spectrum Reach.
Como Oil & Propane has already sponsored the 3rd Annual Slam Dunk for Cancer charity event .. on February 10th. Superior Senior High School Boys and Girls vs The Duluth East High School Boys and Girls basketball teams – organized by Nate Sanders and Jeb Kimmes sold T-shirts and had a silent auction at the game. The total check we received for this awesome event was $5,627!! Way to go! With so much support from Como Oil & Propane every year, I hope those of you out there that use Propane, please think of Como Oil and their total dedication to helping breast cancer patients in this region!
2015 Booth Space /Entertainment/Special Events/Rockin for a Reason
I am just getting started with getting booth spaces confirmed. So please check back often to see the additional booths. By June 1 I shall have a majority of the booths listed. If you are thinking of booth space, please call early.. as they do fill fast.
We had some fantastic entertainment last year too.. so it will be hard to top 2014! I hope to have everyone back from last year and find a few things new.... the Madill Dancers, the Superior Ballroom Dance Studio, the Beledi Middle Eastern Dancers, Ter Scott (J. Cash lives – a tribute to Johnny Cash and also his handwriting analysis information), Magicians Extraordinaire! By Stephen Shaner and Greg Scholz, Mainstream Boutique and Dress Barn fashion shows, Avalon Educational Institute & Wellness with their Martial Arts Demo and also Pole Exercising Demonstrations. Be sure to check back for updates on Entertainment.
If you have a special event you would like to do to help participate with donations… please email me at email@example.com How about a penny war in your company? Spectrum Reach (formerly CharterMedia) has done this for 2 years in a row.. we had a great time with the competition between each of our departments! It is very simple and I have the one sheet with the easy rules.
If you want to have a team that will collect pledges – instead of walking, you rock in comfortable rocking chairs for a ½ hour while you are at Women Rock (this event is sponsored by Slumberland Furniture for 11 years now.. so please think of them often when buying furniture). Each rocker will get a special Women Rock T-Shirt and the top 3 pledge getters (or 3 teams).. will receive a rocker from Slumberland Furniture! Please check out our Rockin for a Reason page to learn more.
Don't forget the purpose of this event is for breast cancer fundraising (that all stays local) but at the same time, have a fun time! $5.00 admission is all it is to get in the door; the small white lights, the pink lanterns, the pink flowers, the pink lanterns… all make this an incredible atmosphere to celebrate the strength of those who go through breast cancer and to do our part to help in some way.
Vendor Participants so far for 2015