Aloha Prague - Help send us to perform!

$3,485 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 26 people in 47 months
Noel Tardy  DALLAS, TX
Hi Everyone--It's Kate McLennan and Noel Tardy, the duo Spirit Runners Music! We are incredibly excited and honored to be invited to perform at the first ukulele festival in the Czech Republic from August 29th through September 1st, 2013.

This is a cross-cultural event designed to be both entertaining and educational. It features performers from all across Europe and the Czech Republic. We are the only performers from the USA and we are very excited to represent our country!

Our music partnership developed due to both of us being cancer survivors. Our mutual love of music as a healing modality, and our passion for ukulele music forged a friendship and a richly diverse musical sound.

We birthed Spirit Runners Music as a resource for people facing health challenges and their loved ones.

Even though we are endorsed by the KALA Ukulele company for this festival, that does not cover airfare, ground transportation, lodging or food expenses.

We are asking friends, family, and kind strangers to help fundraise our way to Prague, Czech Republic. Any donation would be much appreciated!

We sincerely thank you for your time and consideration for reading this letter. We hope you can support us and perhaps share this with a friend. We know for a fact that when we make it to Prague we will be carrying you in our hearts with many thanks.
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Update 7
Posted by Noel Tardy
43 months ago
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Friends, we are down to the wire on funding for our trip to the Czech Republic! We leave in one week!!! We still need to cover the cost of lodging and meals. Please help! Here is a video montage of a few of our songs. Enjoy and thanks for your support.
Spirit Runners Video Montage
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Update 6
Posted by Noel Tardy
44 months ago
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Friends, we are in the final few weeks of reaching our funding goal to represent the US and Texas in the Czech Republic. Some additional unexpected travel expenses (trip related insurances) have come and increased our funding need. We've been had at work raising awareness, holding the Aloha Prague Concert and rehearsing. Here is a video from the live concert. If there is any way you can contribute to this project, we will be very grateful! These last few weeks are critical to our success. Thanks for your support!
Aloha Texas, Aloha Prague!
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Update 5
Posted by Noel Tardy
45 months ago
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Many thanks to those of you who were able to attend our concert! We had a great time and met lots of new people. After a brief hiatus (Kate and I were both sick - ugh!) we are on the mend and starting intense rehearsals this week for the Czech trip.
at the concert
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Update 4
Posted by Noel Tardy
46 months ago
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Have you seen our logo? We both love dolphins and the way they move in sync with each other. So, they just had to be a part of our logo!
Spirit Runners Music Logo
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Noel Tardy
46 months ago

The generosity of our friends is awesome and amazing! We will certainly do our best to make you proud. Thank you, thank you!

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Kate McLennan
46 months ago

I'm overwhelmed by your kindness and generosity. All of you. This is a joyous affirmation of our work. Thank you

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Kate McLennan
47 months ago

Thanks for these early donations! So thrilling to have your support. This is so exciting.

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$3,485 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 26 people in 47 months
Created May 15, 2013
MB
$125
Marta Balleste
43 months ago

I'm proud of you both, have great fun!!! (No need for thank you gifts.)

KH
$100
Kimo Hussey
43 months ago

Love you and what you do!!!! Keep Going!!!!

$500
Anonymous
43 months ago
CK
$7
Chris Kuster
43 months ago

Would love to give more, but unemployed at the moment. I know you guys will make it there & have many stories to tell!

CW
$109
Carmen Walker
43 months ago

Have a great trip!

KS
$109
Kay Seitz
44 months ago
SS
$27
Soll Sussman
44 months ago
DL
$27
Diane Litke
46 months ago
FB
$55
Francis Butt
46 months ago
HL
$199
Hin Lee
46 months ago
Noel Tardy
46 months ago

The generosity of our friends is awesome and amazing! We will certainly do our best to make you proud. Thank you, thank you!

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Kate McLennan
46 months ago

I'm overwhelmed by your kindness and generosity. All of you. This is a joyous affirmation of our work. Thank you

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Kate McLennan
47 months ago

Thanks for these early donations! So thrilling to have your support. This is so exciting.

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