Thursday, August 16, 2012

Three Months Until The Charlotte Aim Hug-A-Thon!

With healthy doses of crying, kissing, laughing, singing, dancing, and talking thrown in for good measure. Oh, and Aim at Melanoma might be expecting us to do some walking or jogging. Yeah, right. I, personally, think we'd do well to concentrate on making this an official Hug-A-Thon.

November 17th in Charlotte NC, melahomies from around the USA will be gathering to give each other the hugs and encouragement that we give each other, daily, online. Time to bring Facebook to real life and I, for one, am ready!

I have blogged about this four times already and this may well be my last post about it. Here's a link to the fourth and there are internal links to the other three.

This will be an event like none other! Read the other blog posts to get a load of who will be there! Plan to join us and be a part of our after party where we'll continue getting to know each other and sing our songs! The hugs will begin Friday November 16th for those of us who arrive early. They will continue on into Sunday the 18th when many of us start heading home.

Friends, we're milking this for all it's worth! If you haven't made plans to join us, now's a good time to do it. These three months will fly! We're already making plans on which 5 or 6 songs we'll sing so we can make booklets folks can keep.
Here are the songs we're thinking about and seek input from people who plan to attend and sing with us:
The Wallflowers' “Heroes” 

The Temptations' “My Girl” 

Bob Marley's “Three Little Birds”

Bruce Springsteen's “Born in the USA”

Jimmy Buffet's “Margaritaville”

John Mellencamp's “Hand to Hold on to”

We're staying at the Double Tree Inn in Charlotte, NC and here's the info:
6300 Morrison Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28211
Tel: 1-704-364-2400   
Fax:  1-704-362-0203

**A block of 25 SUITES is reserved under “AIM Walk” for $109 a night**
Each suite is comprised of over 700 square feet and includes separate living room (with queen size sofa bed), bedroom, and full kitchen.  Bedrooms with King beds or two Queens are available.
**Rooms must be booked by November 2, 2012.

Hotel Property Code: CLTDTDT
Group Code: 60X

Three months will fly! See you then! 

Be ready to hug. You'll find me bringing up the rear at the Walk on Saturday Nov 17th. I'll be hugging my way around. We're going to raise plenty of money. Yes. Aim will be proud and pleased and Anne Bowman will be astounded as she sees her work be unbelievably fruitful.

And if someone brings me a big box of Kleenex, I'll be most


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