The following sponsors have been wonderful in helping to raise money for DMD research and Aidan's trust fund through Charley's Fund by donating time, products, or funds for events like the Sammamish High School "Walk for Aidan," the Annual Run-Walk for Aidan, and the Online Benefit. Please support them by buying their products and/or saying, "thank you."
Albertsons was one of the sponsors for the May, 2009 "Walk for Aidan," sponsored by Sammamish High School.
Bellevue Fire Department
Bellevue fire fighters have come to various events, showing off their trucks and explaining their jobs to children and adults alike.
This store's unique combination of retail, education and service has "closed the loop" between the medical community, their patients, and retail shoe stores and is a win-win for everyone. For several years, they have donated store gift certificates to give to the top finishers at the Run-Walk for Aidan.
City Cellars (the Editor's favorite wine shop in Wallingford) supplied the wine at a discounted price for the Meydenbauer, 2007 showing of "Darius Goes West." Editor's note: I say, "thanks," whenever I go in, but check out their amazing $10 rack of world-wide wines for yourself.
Cummins Chiropractic and Wellness
Not only is Cummins Chiropractic one of the sponsors of the Run, they've "donated" Anna to be the chief organizer for the event. A huge thanks to all of them for their help!
Great Clips was one of the sponsors for the May, 2009 "Walk for Aidan," sponsored by Sammamish High School.
Great Harvest Bakery
The Factoria store in Bellevue donated freshly-baked bread for the bake sale at the annual Run/Walk for Aidan on August 23rd. Thanks for their generosity. Editor's note: The bread was delicious. I bought two loaves!
Jeremy Dion has just launched his singing-songwriting career in Colorado. His music is pithy, melodic, and sticks with you. According to the Vail Daily, "Dion injects enough pop pleasure into his work to make it sound both familiar and new - no small feat these days." Jeremy's donated his CD to the Charley's Fund online benefit in April, 2009.
Editor's note: Jeremy's also a good friend of the Schneider-Leffler families.
Not only did Jones Soda donate personalized drinks for the Sammamish High School Walkathon, they're donating a great package for the April Charley's Fund online benefit. www,cfbenefit.com
Kemper Development was one of the sponsors for the May, 2009 "Walk for Aidan," sponsored by Sammamish High School.
Aidan loves this museum. Kid's Quest was one of the sponsors for the May, 2009 "Walk for Aidan," sponsored by Sammamish High School.
Everyone at Meydenbauer Center was helpful, friendly, and professional in making sure our "Darius Goes West" showing was successful. Thanks to all of them for their expertise!
Molly Moon's is an ice creamery extroidinaire (with my favorite, salted caramel!). They were one of the sponsors for the May, 2009 "Walk for Aidan," sponsored by Sammamish High School.
Southlake, Eastlake, and Greenlake Grills are three of John and Judy's favorite Seattle restaurants. The owners and manager of Southlake have donated a $50 gift certificate for the upcoming Charley's Fund benefit in the Spring of 2009.
Neumos provided the venue for the Mercer-Bachmann-Phelps concert in January, 2007. If you're in Seattle and in the mood for great music, check out their calendar.
Oiselle is an exciting new company that makes women's running clothes, exquisitely made, comfortable, and fashionably designed. They've contributed percentages of their sales at runs to Charley's Fund and are donating merchandise for the online auction in May, 2009.
The self-described "reptile guy with the one eye" was one of the biggest crowd pleasers at the May, 2009 "Walk for Aidan." Call him if you want a great show at your party: 425-483-2031.
Seven Salon was one of the sponsors for the May, 2009 "Walk for Aidan," sponsored by Sammamish High School.
Scott Greer donated bottles of his excellent wine for the gourmet diner prepared by Matt Weeks at his parents' home in Snoqualmie Ridge. Proceeds from this dinner went to CF.
The Starbucks store in Factoria contributed coffee combras for this year's annual Run/Walk for Aidan. Get your morning lattes there and say, "thanks," from us.
Subway was one of the sponsors for the May, 2009 "Walk for Aidan," sponsored by Sammamish High School.
Super Jock N'Jill
Super Jock N' Jill is one of the most known and reputable running stores in the country. The store is across from Greenlake Park, the busiest park in Seattle. Thanks to Ty Whitten and the James family for sponsoring runs and donating time and merchandise.
You can always count on Talking Rain to help when needed. They've donated water for so many runs and walks. A huge thank you to a company with a heart!
Top Foods - Crossroads
One of this editor's favorite grocery stores, Top Foods in Crossroads donated the water for this year's Run/Walk for Aidan.
A Trio of Musicians
James Mercer, Eric Bachmann, and Joel R.L. Phelps donated their time and talent at a concert for Charley's Fund in 2007.
Joel also teamed with Britt Daniel of Spoon in May for another concert at the Crocodile Cafe.