Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Ginger Talk, Helping Michele Falcone Raise Money For Lions.

As I have mentioned in earlier posts, I am running a 5K at the Bronx Zoo in April. I have been asking everyone I know if they can help contribute to my fundraising. My goal is $1,500, and I have raised $310 so far, which is 21%. Not bad, seeing as I only started raising money at the beginning of February. When I asked my friend, Zack, if he could contribute, he said he could not help in the ways of funds, but he had a few ideas.


When I lived in Florida (where Zack currently resides), I was really into the local music scene. I put together a few shows in my youth, believe it or not. Zack had suggested that I put together a show to raise money. Its still and idea in the back of my head, but to be honest, I don't know if I could pull it off. I haven't done anything within the LI music scene since I moved here, so my connects are relatively slim (note: if anyone who is reading this can help me organize something/is in a band + willing to play, let me know). 


Zack had an alternate suggestion - he could make a video for me. Zack and his friend, Sean Harvey, are the dynamic duo behind Ginger Kids. They make videos, promote shows, and are generally awesome. After tossing some ideas back and forth, Zack was really stoked about the possibilities. He and Sean wanted to experiment with some editing, so I told him to do whatever they wanted. Its good experience for them, and its good exposure for everyone involved. Especially the lions.


GK actually wound up making two videos. The first one is a prequel to my "commercial." Keep in mind, these videos are not meant to be serious. At all. This is the actual video description that Sean uploaded to YouTube:


 Prior to the unsuccessful POP Wednesdays [a party they promote], Sean leaves GK to host his own mid-day talk show entitled Ginger Talk with Sean Harvey. His first guest is his former GK partner Zack Jones to discuss his upcoming commercial that is aimed towards helping Michele Falcone raise money for the lions of the Bronx Zoo and or around the 
world. 


I present to you, Ginger Talk, 1 of 2 videos to help me raise funds for my 5K. Enjoy and keep your eyes peeled for the commercial, coming soon!



Also, if you have a few dollars to spare, you can donate to my WCS Run For the Wild 5K here. I do not touch any of the money, it goes through the website, but shows up on my page once you donate. All donations are tax deductible, and will go to various lion conservation projects!

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