Monday, February 9, 2009

LOVE, HOPE, STRENGTH FOUNDATION ROCKS OR



OUTDOOR RETAILER MARKET
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

Words, Judith Ecochard

The bi-annual OR Tradeshow is filled with info and $ raising efforts---for many worthy non-profits that focus on environment and fair trade issues.


Also making an appearance this year, right outside the North Face exhibit--- was the Colorado based Love. Hope, Strength Foundation ---founded by leukemia survivors Mike Peters of the Welsh rock band The Alarm and President of CSI Entertainment James Chippendale. LHSF raises funds to create facilities/ buy equipment in needful locales… aimed at early detention… was invited by Highgear...a sponsor of past LHSF events--- to showcase its initiatives.

And to spread the word...especially for people in who have limited if any access to care and/ or information about the deadly diseases that collectively kill millions.

Past fund raisers have included musical gigs by top rockers like the Gin Blossoms, Tokyo Police Club and The Cult…performing live at fund raisers held in unusual spots---think the base camp of Mt Everest, the top of the Empire State building, Manchu Picchu etc.

At the trade show---attendees got to sign and write a message of hope on Tibetan Flags destined for the next jaunt to Mt. Kilimanjaro…to raise funds and spread “to spread the good will and compassion into all pervading space.”

Very cool.


INFO:Click on LOVE HOPE STRENGTH FOUNDATIONto sign the prayer flags online and for more information...