Tuesday, October 12, 2010

WONDERFOO and the 2010 NYC Kidney Walk

We are just a few days away from WONDERFOO, a fundraiser for the National Kidney Foundation!  I hope you can join me for an evening of live comedy and music starting at 8:00 PM on Friday, October 15th at Cargo Cafe, 120 Bay Street, Staten Island, NY.  Admission is only $5, and all proceeds will be donated to the National Kidney Foundation.

The comedy portion of the evening will be hosted by myself and RG Daniels (frenchfryhead.com), and will feature performances by Erik Bergstrom (Grimmer Tales), Anthony DeVito (Best Friends of Comedy Tour), James Harris (Grab Ass), Mark Normand (Last Comic Standing), Adam Pateman (Not Friday), and Greg Stone (Opie and Anthony)!

Then hang out at the bar all night and listen to live music from The Barnyard Boys and The Wahoo Skiffle Crazies!  Cargo Cafe has cheap drinks and great food, and it's just a short walk from the free Staten Island ferry.  If you cannot attend and would like to make a donation, or if you would like to join me in the 2010 NYC Kidney Walk on October 17th, please visit http://donate.kidney.org/goto/johnszeluga.  Between two comedy shows and the 2009 NYC Kidney Walk, Team WONDERFOO was able to raise over $3,000 last year!  Even the smallest donation helps. Did you know that if each of my facebook friends gave just one dollar, I would more than exceed my fundraising goal for this year?

If you're free on Sunday, October 17th, you should really consider joining my team.   This is a great cause for an amazing organization, and the walk itself is a lot of fun.  We meet up at the South Street Seaport at 9:30 AM, then at 10:30 AM we walk over the Brooklyn Bridge and back.

Why do I walk for the National Kidney Foundation?   I do it for family and friends who have been affected by kidney disease, and I also do it because the National Kidney Foundation is a very effective and efficient organization. More than 81 cents of every dollar goes directly to vital programs and services. You don't see numbers like that when you look at a lot of other charities, and I want my dollars and efforts to help as many people as possible.

I hope you'll join me at the show on Friday, and please think about walking with me and my team on Sunday.

Thank you, and thanks to everyone who has donated or joined the team so far!

- John