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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, 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

                                                                         Jets Pizza

                                                                         Leroy Mill

                                                                         Cassie Heyd Grames         

                                                                         Darrick Earegood – State Farm

                                                                         Heather Smith


                                                                         Shannon Hartly     

                                                                         Chico’s Taco House

                                                                         Josh & Pam Hoaglund

                                                                         Faith & Sarah Allen

                                                                         Jennifer Satchell


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 or contact Aaron Birdwell at (231) 884-2065 or Donations can be made via 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. 

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