2011 Salt Shaker Foundation Charity Event

Posted by on May 1, 2011 in Blog, Memoirs | No Comments

Roy Halladay Print at Salt ShakerLast night I had the pleasure to attend and contribute a canvas print of my Roy Halladay image to the Salt Shaker Foundation’s silent auction at their annual charity fundraising event. This marked the sixth year of the annual event and the second year I have attended and contributed a piece of my art in an effort to help raise money for their cause.

The Salt Shaker Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in the South Jersey and Philadelphia area that conducts a series of events throughout the year to raise awareness and funding for Lance Armstrong’s LIVESTRONG Foundation, the Cooper Cancer Institute of the Cooper University Hospital, and other local prominent cancer organizations. Since its inception in 2006, the Salt Shaker Foundation has raised over $250,000 for cancer charities.

Last year I contributed a 16×20 canvas print of my Lance Armstrong image which was created specifically for the event. Although I was grateful that the print sold fetching about $150, I could not help but to think that it was a bit lost on the silent auction table amongst all the other great products that had been generously donated.

So, this year I decided to go bigger and donated a more impressive 22×28 size print of my newest image of Roy Halladay. Although Lance Armstrong may have been a more appropriate choice give Salt Shaker’s ties to cycling, Lance Armstrong and his LIVESTRONG Foundation, I felt that given the popularity of the Phillies and Roy Halladay, he might be a more popular image to donate.

I was happy to find that I was right. My Halladay image was already bid up to $60 by the time  I arrived at the event and topped out at $280. It is always very gratifying to know that my talents can help to raise money for such a good cause. I commend Salt Shaker for all the hard work they do not only to pull this event off every year but also for the work they do all year round. It is such a great night and I look forward to next year’s event. I also commend P.J. Wheilhan’s in Cherry Hill NJ for hosting and all their generosity and hard work as well.

What topped the night off was Philadelphia Flyers’ Hall of Fame Goalie Bernie Parent was in attendance as well signing copies of his new book “Journey Through Risk and Fear” and generously donating part of the proceeds to the event. I picked up a copy myself and already began reading it. I am certainly not a literary critic but so far I have found it very insightful and inspiring. For more information on Bernie or his n

ew book, please visit his official web site at: http://www.bernieparent.net

For more information on The Salt Shaker Foundation or to donate to a great cause, please visit their web site at: http://www.saltshakerfoundation.org/


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