Friends, countrymen, lend me your ear.
I have concerns. They are thus:
Concern # 1. People no longer understand what it means to dress fancy.
Am I the only one concerned about this? Because, I am. Dressing up is a privilege and a delight, I tell you. I married a man who owned a full wardrobe of neckties and wore one every. Single. Sunday. Dressing up takes us back to the day when men were strong and heroic and women were curvy and feminine and fun. I’m talking this business here:
I mean…who is going to argue with these beautiful people? Dressing fancy is fun and it’s fierce! The problem is: there’s no venue for it here in our brewpub town.
Concern #2: Men and women have forgotten how to dress up AND date.
Dating is good. Dating is fun. Dating isn’t bad. These principles apply to both single AND married folk alike. Dating is a good, good thing and dating in fancy duds and dancing a happy dance is good for the soul. I mean, come on single men – you don’t have to marry her, but you still get to dance with her! This is good.
Concern #3: ALS is a wretched disease that keeps the best men and women I know from dancing like they were meant to dance.
And so, on August 29, we will come together and solve all these problems in one fell swoop. Solved! Dress up. Cut a rug. Bring a date. Raise some funds for those who cannot dance (I mean…because they have ALS, not because they “can’t dance” like I can’t dance.)
We are proud and excited to be hosting the first ever Dance to Defeat ALS – aka: Dance Because You Can. Deschutes Brewery is providing some lovely beverages. My favorite food truck will be serving up fantastic BBQ and Yo’ Wild will keep the frozen yogurt flowing freely. The very best dance band in the PNW will keep the music flowing freely. All proceeds all night benefit the ALS Association – an organization that has been a LIFELINE for our family during Steve’s battle with ALS. You guys really…I can’t even. I can’t begin to tell you how much we appreciate them and want to help them with their good, good work.
So, now it’s back to you. Will you help us solve the fashion, dating and disease problems of the generation? One night. One dance. One chance.
We’ll see you there!
Dancing our way to a cure,
Bo for Team Stern
P.S. We came thiiissss close to postponing this event after our friend, Joy, was diagnosed with cancer and her fundraiser was scheduled for the 24th. Please know this: our love and support is with Joy. Steve and I can’t attend her fundraiser but you better believe we’re sending a representative from Team Stern and a check! The Bachman family’s need is immediate and essential – if you have to choose just one even to support – PLEASE choose Joy’s. Thank you.
P.P.S: Team Stern receives NO money from this fundraiser. This is all for the ALS Association and our Walk to Defeat ALS Team. If you can’t come to the dance on August 29 or the Walk on September 6, you can donate here. But we will still miss you and your Macarena moves.