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FutureARTS and DC 4th of July Parade

The following came over the American University Alumni Listserv:

I'm writing to tell you all about a community project called futureARTS, an initiative that will create the possibility of inner peace for 50 kids with cancer by bringing them to the Washington, D.C., area for an evening of arts on September 15. I have pasted an executive summary about the goals of this project below. I'm calling on the recipients of this e-mail to join forces with a group of great people committed to creating this evening of arts for kids with cancer. Our next meeting will be on Wednesday June 20th at Panera Bread in Ballston Commons Mall. The meeting starts at 7 PM.

I look forward to meeting you all

Jay D. Krasnow
Director
FutureARTS

SOC/CAS --1994
SIS -- 1996


FutureARTS Executive Summary
FutureARTS is a community service initiative created to bring inner peace to kids with cancer. The event will bring 50 kids with cancer to the Washington, D.C. area for an evening of arts on September 15.

A mosaic of artists will join forces at FutureARTS to share their form of artistic expression with these kids. These magicians, dancers, musicians, and other artists will take turns demonstrating their talents for the kids. A network of volunteers from a cross-section of the community are already hard at work to build the foundation for the September 15th FutureARTS event.

Because kids will be coming from across the nation to experience this evening of arts, FutureARTS will raise $87,000 to enable these kids to travel to Washington with their families for the event.

FutureARTS is committed to touching, moving, and inspiring these families through the arts. A network of sponsors will collaborate with FutureARTS to bring forth this evening of arts. Specifically, FutureARTS sponsors will donate prizes for goodie bags that each of the kids will bring home with them.

The ‘mascat’ (not mascot) of FutureARTS will be Future, a great big stuffed animal. Future is not just any stuffed animal – it’s a great wild cat that one lucky kid will win and bring back home.

Also, a friend is recruiting volunteers for DC's 4th of July Parade:

I am recruiting volunteers to walk in the DC 4th of July parade. This parade goes down Constitution Avenue from 7th to 17th streets. It is a huge event and I am in need of 350 volunteers to participate! I am recruiting people (ages 13+) to carry the huge character balloons (each balloon requires 30+ people to carry it) as well as some large (40X60 and smaller) flags.

This is a great way to show your patriotism and have a memorable 4th of July. It is such a rush to walk down Constitution Avenue with the crowds waving and cheering you on! If you are interested in participating, send me an e-mail at CelebrateAmerica@gmail.com.

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