The Blanton Peale Institute hosted its 2nd annual Gala in April 24, 2018 at the Yale Club in NYC. The Norman Vincent Peale Awards for Positive Thinking honored Dr. Michael B. Brown from Marvle Collegiate Church, Aiyoung Choi a human rights advocate, and Ron Powers a NY Times Best-Selling author of No One Cares About Crazy People.
As a volunteer, I checked in the attendees and assisted with their programming and making sure all three honorees were where they were supposed to be.
Blanton-Peale Institute & Counseling Center provides affordable holistic mental health care in Midtown Manhattan. It amplifies this impact by training mental health professionals, leaders, and other caring people with the tools of psychology, mental health and spirituality. Learn more & donate here.
Crawl for Cancer is a national organization that hosts bar crawls all over the country. Teams of 10 pay around $35 a person to receive 4 pitchers at each of the 5 bars on the crawl.
They hosted their 2018 NYC Crawl in April 7 starting at Irish Exit, then Jameson, Niall’s on 52nd, Cornerstone Tavern and Murphy’s and finishing with an open bar after party at Irish Exit. The funds went to Allyson Whitney Foundation to give “Life Altering Grants” to young adults fighting rare diseases, such as cancer, so they can concentrate on healing and not the financial burdens of treatments.
As as a volunteer, I had the most fun I’ve ever had working at event! Every participant was kind-hearted and respectful to the bars and every employee. My job was to gently encourage participants to continue on to each bar and ensure they had their pitcher tickets at each location.
This is is an amazing organization that has raised funds for 17 years through bar crawls. What started as a group of recent college grads in 2001 as a way to fundraise for American Cancer Society, can grown into the Guinness record holder of the world’s largest bar crawl. They have representatives hosting crawls in 25 cities including New York City, Atlanta, Dallas, St. Louis, and more! I can’t wait to get a team together for the 2019 crawl.