November 10, 2019
A Date For Daniel's Sake
On November 10, 2019 Tears From Daniel held our first major fundraising event, A Date for Daniel’s Sake. This Bachelor & Bachelorette style Date Auction & Community Dinner was held to raise awareness of the issue of Suicide in today’s society, and to work toward our goal of bringing a community mental health center to the Cadillac area in an effort to counter the alarmingly growing increase in the suicide rate in the area.
We would like to thank The Raven Brewing & BBQ in Cadillac for hosting our event, the local businesses that generously sponsored our Bachelors & Bachelorettes, the businesses that volunteered their goods and services towards the gift baskets that were part of the auction packages, the men & women who bravely stepped up on stage as our Auctionees, our Emcee, Dean Armstrong of 96.7 - The Bull, and Auctionee Escorts, Derek Tate of My26 News and Shanlynn Cockeram, Music by Mike Looks, Rich Spicer of 107.9 WCDY, and all our numerous volunteers who worked behind the scenes supporting the evening. And of course, we wish to thank all of you who took the time out of your night to come out and support our cause. Due to your generosity in purchasing tickets to the event, and bidding in the auction, we took a big step in getting our message out and taking that first step towards making a community center a reality.
But this night was just the first step in a long journey. There is still much work to be done before our goal becomes a reality. Please follow us here, and on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/tearsfromdaniel/ to stay informed on future news and events.
If you need help, reach out. If you suspect somebody else needs help, reach out to them. End the stigma, and bring this tragic issue into the light. Every life affects the lives of all those around them. And the loss of one lessens us all. Together, we can make a difference, one life at a time.
Sponsors Gift Basket Donors
Cadillac Tuxedo Your Sister’s Closet
Perfect Tattoos Khavi
State Farm Insurance-Darrick Earegood Affordable Auto Repair
Kiley Chiropractic Cadillac 4 Theatre
Live For Tomorrow Band Family Video
Shelton’s Floor Covering BC Pizza
The Ultimate Gift Parkview Lanes
Midwest Polishing Roots Hair Salon – Sara
Glamour Tan Blue Heron
Reddy Builders, Inc. Heart to Heart Florist
Out the Door Rent to Own Creative Embroidery
Northwoods Tattoos Sunkissed Tanning
Roaring 20’s Saloon Sims Chiropractic
KSL Flooring Wesco of Cadillac
Darkside Tattoo Studio H&H Fireworks
Five State Realty – Chad Phillips Pizza Plus
Anytime Restoration Services Big Boys
Majestic Taxidermy Nina’s Creations
Firehouse 115 Bieners Pizzeria
City to Shore Realty – Jamie Fellows-Garner Biggby Coffee
Dancin’ with Woofs Meijer of Cadillac
Black Diamond Broadcasting Furz A Fly’n Dog Groomers
The Raven of Cadillac Michigan Coffee
Napps Dog Boarding
Cassie Heyd Grames
Darrick Earegood – State Farm
Chico’s Taco House
Josh & Pam Hoaglund
Faith & Sarah Allen
Additional Photos Courtesy of Wild Times Photography can be found here -
January 24, 2020
A Dance with Death Murder Mystery
Ferris State University
West Campus Commons
Big Rapids, MI
We are throwing a Murder Mystery party to raise money for Tears From Daniel. Anyone who donates a minimum of $5 will receive an invitation to the party. Anyone who donates a minimum of $10 will be allowed to interact with the actors, and vote on who is the killer. In addition, the four individuals who donate the highest amount will be given a role for the evening-maybe even the role of the murderer!
This event is NOT being put on by Tears From Daniel, and is by invitation only. For further details please see https://www.facebook.com/events/1174557246074201 or contact Aaron Birdwell at (231) 884-2065 or BirdweA@Ferris.edu. Donations can be made via https://www.facebook.com/donate/779207982575934. If you are unable to donate through Facebook, you can donate directly to Tears From Daniel, and note it is for the Murder Mystery event. Your donation will be recorded and an invitation to the event will be forwarded to you.
Update: We would like to thank all those who braved the roads and weather and attended and generously donated to this event. With your help, $220.00 was raised towards our goal of opening a Mental Health Center for our Community.