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2016 Michael's Memories Cruise - Networking Success!

posted Feb 27, 2016, 8:28 AM by amys@michaelsmemories.org   [ updated Feb 27, 2016, 8:36 AM ]

To say the 2016 Michael's Memories Cruise was a success is an understatement.  Yes, I wrote "success."  You might be thinking, "well, sure 7 nights on a floating party ship, along with amazing excursions in beautiful ports-of-call, is a success."  Those aspects of the trip were certainly fun.  However, the new friends we made and the connections Michael established far surpassed our expectations and resulted in one of the most successful networking opportunities for Michael's Memories to date. 

Anyone who knows Michael knows one of his many gifts - and likely his strongest - is the gift to connect with people. If you spend more than 5 minutes with Michael, you are no longer an acquaintance - you are his friend.  This was certainly evident during the cruise.  He handed out over 100 Michael's Memories wristbands and told the story of the organization, and he listened with empathy and compassion while other Carnival Freedom guests shared stories with him about grandchildren and spouses and family members and friends who were fighting cancer or who had lost their battle with the unbiased disease. He also befriended numerous staff members, including comedian Lester Bibbs (check out his Facebook page - Lester Bibbs Memphis Red).  However, his most successful connection resulted from a chance encounter with John Heald, Carnival Cruise Lines Ambassador and blogger extraordinaire.  John happened to be in the middle of a video blog early one morning when he randomly came across Michael at a coffee shop.  Click on the link to see what happened next:


As a result of this chance encounter, the word about Michael's Memories has spread globally.  The video has had over 49,000 views, Michael's Memories Facebook page "likes" have increased by approximately 500, and people from all over the world are donating to the cause.  SUCCESS!

As always, thanks to everyone who supports this charity in its efforts to send firefighters who have been diagnosed with cancer, along with their families, on all-inclusive paid vacations.  


2015 CSS Cruise benefiting Michael's Memories

posted Apr 17, 2014, 12:50 PM by Chris Price

The dates for the 2015 CSS Cruise benefiting Michael's Memories have been announced!! 

The 7 day cruise from Feb 8 - Feb 15, 2015 will hit the ports of Belize, Roatan, and Cozamel.  Oh, and it has an all-inclusive option!  For more information, visit the Cruise Planners website!

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posted Mar 31, 2014, 5:46 AM by Chris Price   [ updated Feb 27, 2016, 9:19 AM by amys@michaelsmemories.org ]


Events Added

posted Mar 12, 2014, 3:39 AM by Chris Price

New events have been added!  Come out and see us at the Denton Arts & Jazz Festival or the Denton Mudbug Boil.  We are getting ready for this year's Golf Tournament so stop by and see us!

New Video

posted Dec 13, 2013, 8:58 AM by Chris Price

The Video of the 2013 Golf Tournament is located at the bottom of the home page.  Check it out!

Golf Tournament is FULL!

posted Jul 18, 2013, 3:43 AM by Chris Price

Well with 5 days to go until the tournament, we have filled all the slots!  A huge thank you to all of you who signed up and we can't wait for Monday!  We are looking forward to an awesome day!  See you there!!

Need a Hotel for the Golf Tournament??

posted May 25, 2013, 6:30 PM by Chris Price

We have partnered with the Holiday Inn in Denton to give our players a $60/night rate.  Call them ASAP if you need a close and safe place to spend the night after the tournament.  Call the Holiday Inn at 940-383-4100 and mention "Michael's Memories" to get your discount!  See the Golf Tournament page for more information!

Oak Street Draft House Fundraiser Success!

posted Apr 24, 2013, 11:03 AM by Chris Price

The OSDH helped Michael's Memories raise $290 to send firefighters with cancer on a vacation with their family!

Volunteering

posted Mar 21, 2013, 5:43 AM by Chris Price

Would you like to volunteer for an event?  Check out the Volunteer page to the left for more information!

Golf Tournament

posted Mar 27, 2012, 8:54 AM by Chris Price   [ updated Mar 5, 2013, 3:32 PM ]

 Registration for the 2013 Golf Tournament is now open!  Navigate to the Golf Tournament page for registration and payment!

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