Thursday, April 21, 2005

Had a great time in NYC last weekend with Symi-- she's back in the US for a week to do research in the Columbia University libraries. Anyone out there have insight into antisemitism in France?

The cherry blossoms in New York were in full bloom and we had some phenomenal weather. And at night- a phenomenal time hearing Dee Dee Bridgewater sing the heck out of Les Chansons Francaises.

Looking forward to going back up for this coming weekend for Pesach.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

This will be held only across the street from home in Indio-- looks like really good time. Some really impressive acts!
As many of you know, Penguin in the City (Tricia) has just celebrated a year after her harrowing bout with brain cancer. I encourage you all to read the following message and help however you can!


Please help me in the fight against brain tumors

Hello everyone!

On May 1st, the Brain Tumor Society will be hosting the 8th annual 2005 Race for Hope 5K to benefit brain tumor research. Last year, the Brain Tumor Society gave 1.3 million dollars to brain tumor research. This year it hopes to give even more.

I will be running/walking because, as many of you know, I'm a brain tumor survivor. (If you're able to come to the race, you'll definitely see me in the survivor's tent in a Lance-Armstrong inspired yellow T-Shirt!) I walk in honor and in memory of still a few other people. I hope that you will consider walking with me or supporting me and raise money and awareness to fight this horrible disease. Here are the various ways you can participate:

1. Sign up to walk/run on May 1st by visiting When registering, you will have the option of making an additional donation on top of the $25 registration fee. All donations are tax deductible.

2. If you want to support me but cannot attend the race on May 1st, please go here to make your pledge and to be added to the honor roll list.

3. Help spread the word. Please send this email to your friends and family and invite them to join us on May 1st by participating in the Race for Hope or by making a donation.

4. For me, a big cheering section is also greatly appreciated! :)

Thank you so much for your efforts. We hope you will join us as we collectively bring strength and hope to all families who are battling this terrible disease. Please contact me if you have questions or need clarification on how you can help.

NOTE: Online Registrations close April 26th...

Tricia Southard
phone: 202-412-6968
IM: ask via email

Follow This Link to visit my personal web page and help me in my efforts to support Brain Tumor Society

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Patricia Southard