“Words cannot express the gratitude we have for everyone that came out to support our SuperMase and the Morash Family.”
The SuperMase event on Tuesday, April 8th, was a smashing success - and overwhelming, to say the least. We were in awe when we walked in the door. It was amazing. We had been kept in the dark about much of the event - and, so it was exciting for us to see everything, and everyone. The best part of the night - was that we could feel absolute happiness and joy in the room. And, we saw a sea of SuperMase gear - thanks to Brooke's creativity. More than a few people have emailed me, and commented on the HUGE amount of support we have, and commented on how awesome our friends are. If you check out our favorite photographer Roon Brown’s photos (below) – you’ll be hard pressed to find a sad face. We are more than blessed. There were big smiles, laughter everywhere, and even strangers became instant friends over the course of the evening. People traveled from afar to make it to the SuperMase event, many of which we haven't seen in a very long time. Some, we've never even met. It was very humbling, and everyone's presence was appreciated. I felt like I only spent but one minute with everyone - the event flew by so quickly, and there were SO MANY people to thank.
Our friends Shanna and Alison worked HARD to put this event together - and there was a long list of volunteers that assisted with the event itself. Shanna and Ali have been planning the SuperMase event since the end of December. Mason was diagnosed and while he was undergoing treatment they were already running with their plan. And, we are more than thankful. Every day I think about it, and I am not sure how someone ever really repays another for such efforts. Or, how you can express thanks for something like this. Not only did they take charge of the event – they have helped us in a thousand other ways. They listen to me talk about counts and ANC til all hours, and hug me when I cry. Or, they cry with me. And, their husbands, have been put to work, and put up with all of us the whole way through. I know their families are so proud of them for all that they have done, I hope that they know - I'm not sure what we would do without them.
To Roon Brown for capturing the evening – thank you. We are so appreciative that you have given us photos to remember the event, and have always given us awesome family pics to hang on the wall. You can purchase Roon’s photos (with proceeds going to SuperMase) here:
http://roonbrown.shootproof.com/SuperMase (Password: SuperMase)
To Ryon Ansaldo of Ryon Lee Media – Thank you for carrying that BIG camera around all night - we can’t wait to see the montage!!! For those interested in purchasing a copy (proceeds also going to SuperMase) please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To Max Kauffman and Haven Dunn, as well as the entire crew at D Street Bar and Grill – WOW. You. Are. Awesome. Your venue was perfect. Thanks for letting SuperMase take over for a few hours and for your tremendous efforts. To Nikki Girsch and Aaron Linekin for hooking up D Street with some beer and booze - thank you. If you attended, please give D Street some kudos – here: http://www.yelp.com/biz/d-street-bar-and-grill-encinitas.
Dinner was provided for more than 200 people at the SuperMase event. Thanks to El Nopalito, our favorite local Mexican joint, and yummy Rimels - for delivering delicious eats to the party - as well as Julie Robbins for dessert!
To the 200 plus people that bought tickets to SuperMase, and to our event planners. Thank you. Next post - we're going to give all of the volunteers and donors the recognition they deserve, tell you about some of the fantastic raffle and auction items, and --- hopefully have the final total tallied up. Our friends are enjoying some time with their families - following the chaos of planning such an awesome party. And, once they've recuperated from SuperMase - we should have a list to share.
Last but not least, we also hope to have some seriously good news about Mason. His labs on Thursday took a turn, for the better. And, we are holding our breathe hoping that the road ahead is going to be one with far less speedbumps.