Wake Up Call against Sexual Assault

$1,140 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 21 people in 22 months
Adria Ramos
on behalf of Pennie Meyers
Every penny received from this fundraiser goes directly towards the fight against Sexual Assault......towards making our world stronger, wiser, and kinder.

I wrote a song called "Wake Up Call" inspired by the election of November 2016.  Very early on the morning after the results came in, I couldn't sleep.  So, my dog and I walked down to the lake.  We stood there staring across the water, waiting to see if the sun was still going to come up.  It did, in glorious fashion.  It always comes back.  I was suddenly filled with a feeling of determination and hope.  This was a Wake Up Call.

I believe that our world is going to be stronger and wiser and kinder because of the work that stands before us. We  have a long road ahead, but we also have an unprecedented opportunity and responsibility to work for what is right. 

As I pondered the million ways we can make our world whole again, I realized that there are actually a million AND ONE ways to make it better.  I am that one.  And this is my way........

I am using my song to support an organization working tirelessly to make our world a better place.  The Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (WCASA) is leading the charge against sexual violence in our state.  They strive to create the social change necessary to ensure a future where no child, woman or man is ever sexually violated again.   I am a Volunteer Victim Advocate for one of their regional agencies, the Sexual Assault Crisis Center (SACC) in Appleton, WI.   I have been awed and humbled by the difference the SACC is making in our area.  

For any donation to this fundraiser, you will receive a free download of the song "Wake Up Call".  For various levels of support, you will also receive  a free download or hard copy of my last album Apollo or a print of the photograph I took of the exact sunrise that inspired this song.  I will absorb the expenses of this project to ensure that every penny received goes entirely to the cause.

"Wake Up Call" by Adria Ramos

It’s a wake up call
Cuz we slept right through the night 
And if you’re not a morning person  
I know it don’t seem right  
But there’s so much work to do  
Shower up, lace up your shoes  
There’s a million and one….  
Ways to make it better

It’s an invitation
On a morning still brand new
The dreams we all were dreaming
Are still gonna come true
Enough coffee, enough love
More listening, less talk
There’s a million and one…..
Ways to make it better

And the sun might not up yet; The day might seem so dark  
And you don’t wanna believe it; But you know down in your heart  
Everything turns
Can’t help but chase the light 
And the world is spinning towards it  
And it finds it every time  
It’s the only thing that’s constant
You could set a watch to it  
And I do 

It’s a wake up call
To the things we didn’t see
Rose-colored glasses
Hid the colors we could be
Don't get stuck in the past
Keep the faith and make it last
There’s a million and one…..
Ways to make it better

It’s an invitation
To find the beauty everyday
Might have to wash the windows
But they need it anyway
Don’t be afraid of the dark
Lift up your head, your heart
There’s a million and one…..
Ways to make it better
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Thank you all so much for your support. So far, we have raised over $1,000 for this amazing cause! we have a little bit of time left in the campaign. Please share it with anyone you think may be interested! Every donation counts, even $5! Thank you for making the world a little brighter place. :)
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$1,140 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 21 people in 22 months
Created January 14, 2017
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jon/jane padgham/kelly
21 months ago

Thanks Adria

Trina Haase
21 months ago

Adria, I love how you use your talents and passion to help others :)

Jean Detjen
21 months ago

Beautiful!! ♥

Dave W. Rause
22 months ago

Way to go utilizing the current political climate to make a difference for the victims of sexual assault. DW

22 months ago
Jeremy Lukas
22 months ago

Awesome cause! Great story. Can't wait to listen to the song.

22 months ago
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