Chicks Charities
It was another successful year in raising money for the
Sacramento SPCA.  I held my 3rd Annual Metal
Memorabilia Auction on Ebay and with your help we made just
over $4,000!  Also, two car donations valued at $2,700 were made in honor of
the auction bringing the grand total to over $6,700!  

It's been a true pleasure to join forces with others who not only
love 80's rock, but are animal lovers as well.  A special thanks
to those of you who increased the amount of your donation checks to further
help the charity.  Your kindness and compassion never ceases to amaze me.

And finally, my deepest gratitude to the artists who donated items to this
auction.  Without the following people, none of this would be possible:

Stephen Pearcy, Rikki Rockett, Dave Meniketti, Queensryche,
Bret Michaels, Ronnie James Dio, Jeff Watson, Nina Blackwood, Sanctuary
Records Group, Frank Hannon, the Guitar Center, Blockbuster Video, Kovar's
Family Martial Arts Centers, Heart, Universal Music, Kevin Graft Photography,
Mike Ragusa of Bigshot Productions and Steve Garland.

For those of you who would like to continue to support the Sacramento SPCA,
please use the link in the following passage to find out more.
Friends of Placer County Animal Shelter
is an amazing organization!  I discovered
this as I adopted my first dog, Maggie,
from the group.  Volunteers work to ensure
that abused, abandoned and homeless
animals get the second chance at life they
so greatly deserve.

Please visit their website to find out more.
In the summer of 2002, I held a
"Chicks Who Rock Metal Memorabilia
Auction" to support the Sacramento SPCA.  
In just about three hours we raised nearly
$2,500.  The following year we raised nearly
$3,000 and this year we far surpassed that
amount!  But more help is needed to further
the efforts of this incredible organization.

Please click here to find out more.
I've been fortunate to have enjoyed success as the "Chick Who
Rocks".  I also want to help the less fortunate enjoy a better life.  
Here are some charities that are very close to my heart.
Joe Griggs was a clerk at the Shell station on West Taron and Elk Grove
Boulevard.  Always greeting customers with a smile and dedicated to
maintaining a safe workplace, on May 14, 2007 Joe attempted to break up a
fight in the parking lot of the station at which he worked.  Sadly, he was
stabbed to death while trying to prevent further altercation.  Joe leaves
behind a loving extended family, a new wife and two young children.  

“Joe Griggs Day” was a day for residents and local businesses to show their
support for Joe’s family.  On this day, between the hours of 4 pm and 8pm,
local businesses were asked to pledge 10% of their sales to the memorial
fund.  In return, residents were asked to support those businesses.  
Thanks to assistance from local media and the support of the community,
over $17,500 was rasied.  Proceeds were divided between the two official
memorial funds set up by Tooley Oil and Raley’s/Tri-Counties Bank.
For more information on the event,
click here.