It has been some time since we have blogged on Payton's site. With all the Social Media like Facebook it has been tough. I need to figure out how I can get the updates on Twitter and Facebook to automatically update Payton's site.
We have been very busy this year so far with events and visiting children's hospitals. So far we have visited and donated to children's hospitals at Duke, Pittsburgh, Vanderbilt, UF, All Children's in St. Pete, and Boston. All great hospitals and are doing such great things for kids with brain cancer and other diseases. These visits are invaluable to us as it gives us an idea of what is going on out there in the realm of protocols, needs and care for children and their families. It is very hard to see the little kids as many remind us so much of Payton, but giving back is so important.
We are working on several awesome fundraising events for the end of this year and next. The next one up is the Michael Israel "Ignite Your Senses" fundraising event on October 29th, 2011 at the Hyatt in Sarasota. Just check out how cool this is going to be www.michaelisrael.com
You can see more information in the Events tab on Payton's site.
We also are working on two events with the Pirates sponsored by Blalock Walters Law Firm. First is a corporate softball tournament at Pirate City in Bradenton. Corporate sponsored teams of 10-15 players on a team will compete. It will be a family day with food, drink and games for the kids. I think we have a date of November 19th. More information to follow. We are also working on a concert after a Spring Training game with the Pirates in Feb/Mar, not sure the date yet, but probably a Saturday afternoon game. Hoping to have Country Star David Nail perform afterwards.