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Love Hope Strength
Facebook IconAugust 19, 2014 at 3:54 pm

Another emotional weekend in the fight against cancer in the books with Vail Rocks. Heartfelt thanks to all of our sponsors, artists, founders, board members, staff, fundraisers, donors and volunteers who hiked, rocked, and saved lives this weekend.

The photo is of me surrounded by several BMT/cancer survivors. The ribbons in my hair are printed with the names of patients I've loved and lost during my years as an oncology nurse.

Thank you for helping me ensure that they are not forgotten, and that there are more survivors to surround me in the years ahead.

With much Love Hope and Strength,
Katie Sullivan Poppert RN
National GET ON THE LIST Director

#getonthelist #schompmini #teva #oskarblues #deepeddyvodka #townofvail #onwardetc #devotchka #cycurnin #thealarm #thefixx #marmot #thesebastian #schoolofrock #hardrockcafe #vailrocks

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Love Hope Strength
Facebook IconAugust 19, 2014 at 3:40 pm

Introducing our amazingly dedicated July Volunteer(s) of the month!!
http://www.lovehopestrength.org/jordan-melissa-werger-rosen/

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Jordan & Melissa Werger Rosen « Love Hope Strength

http://www.lovehopestrength.org

Summer of 2011 came and he asked me if we had signed up. Daily. Finally I tracked down the LHS website and signed us up. September 2011, Jordan was at the UC Music Fest, at the LHS tent for two days, being trained by the awesome (and awesomely patient!) rockstar John Tatu. He did what he could as a…

Love Hope Strength
Facebook IconAugust 18, 2014 at 12:18 am

What a Weekend!!
Huge thank you to all of those who fundraised, donated, volunteered, hiked, rocked, and saved lives with us at #vailrocks.

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Love Hope Strength
Facebook IconAugust 17, 2014 at 12:45 am

Rocking out with the School of Rock USA at #vailrocks! Up next...Cy Curnin of The Fixx, Mike Peters of The Alarm followed by DeVotchKa!! Come join the fun at this FREE concert, and #getonthelist! Thanks to our sponsors Schomp MINI Deep Eddy Vodka Teva Hard Rock Cafe #townofvail Oskar Blues Brewery Marmot

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Love Hope Strength
Facebook IconAugust 16, 2014 at 3:44 pm

Gorgeous day to save lives in Vail! Enjoying the music of Cy Curnin of The Fixx at the first stop.
#vailrocks #Schomp MINI #deepeddyvodka #Oskar Blues Brewery

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Love Hope Strength
Facebook IconAugust 16, 2014 at 5:29 am

A Message from LHS Founders

Love Hope Strength Foundation – The Future Calling – The Next Seven Years!

Dear Love Hope Strength Family,

It is seven years since Love Hope Strength began.

Together, we have built a charity that we can all be proud of.

As we gather together as one to participate in Vail Rocks 2014, we can number so many achievements, both individual and collectively, that have helped change peoples' lives and the way the world sees cancer forever.

Today is also significant as we can now officially celebrate locating our 1,000 potentially life saving match - an incredible statistic that belongs to all of us who have helped carry the Love Hope Strength banner and all that it stands for.

James Chippendale and I (as co-founders), are very excited about the future and together with our board of directors - Jules Peters, Alex Coletti, George Devanney, Tom Flanagan and Richard Rees, we would like to rededicate and focus the charity towards its core principle, which is to fight cancer on the front line in all corners of the globe.

Our UK Events, Snowdon and Ben Nevis Rocks are once again taking place in June 2015 with more support than ever before, enabling the British chapter of LHS to recently donate over £80,000 worth of funds to cancer centres in Wales and Scotland and bring us into partnership with the British National Health Service.

In Africa, Kilimanjaro Rocks 2 - our trek to support the Ocean Road Cancer Centre in Dar Es Salaam (which LHS funds helped to establish), is gathering momentum before disembarking in January 2015 with cancer survivors and supporters alike being joined in Africa by musicians Robin Wilson (Gin Blossoms), Miles Zuniga (Fastball), Cy Curnin (The Fixx) and Brett Dennen.

In Israel, our Holy Land Rocks trek to support the Hadassah Marrow Registry in Jerusalem may have been compromised by the conflict in Gaza but our support for the lifesaving work of Dr. Amal and her team in building bridges of peace is still ongoing through the creation of a Pledge Music / Guinness World Record campaign to create 'The World's Longest Officially Released Song' that has already raised more than the intended fundraising target figure.

In New York, LHS is building on its relationship with our 'Get On The List' partners Delete Blood Cancer to create exciting new events for 2015 and in Washington DC, we recently became members of the powerful One Voice Against Cancer coalition and found a new ally in the US State Department that will hopefully help us find funding for our 'Get On The List' campaign worldwide and for one of our longer term projects to significantly enlarge the donor registry in South America through LHS Mexico.

Elsewhere in the news, we hear of amazing breakthroughs happening every day about the ways in which we, as human beings, are able to stand up to cancer and on December 6th later this year, I have been invited to represent Love Hope Strength at the World Cancer Congress in Melbourne, Australia. It is an incredible honour to have bestowed on our charity and so, when I take to the podium to deliver the closing speech, I will do my utmost to inspire and unite all who are committed to the battle against cancer and, as a survivor myself, remind the world that there is always hope and there is always something and someone to live for.

Mike Peters

A Message From James Chippendale

As I sit in the airport on my way to Vail, Colorado for our annual fundraiser where I will hike the mountain and celebrate with a closing concert in Vail Village with hundreds of our sponsors, supporters, employees, board members, volunteers, co founder, and musicians. I reflect back on what the organization has accomplished and endured since its humble beginnings seven years ago.

Fourteen years ago I was battling leukaemia and was desperately searching for a donor to save my life when my miracle in the form of Klaus Kaiser from Gutter, Germany appeared. Klaus is why I’m alive today. I’m proud to say our organization has now add over 80,000 “Klaus Kaisers” to the international registry who are ready to be that lifeline/miracle for others in need.

• We have found over 1000 matched donors.

• We have been part of or produced over 1500 events around the globe.

• We have successfully changed the regulations in the UK, increasing the eligible donor age from 30-55, which gives us the potential to add millions of new donors.

• We have opened up a chapter in Mexico where our work is desperately needed. If you are Latin and need a transplant you have less than a 10% chance of finding a match since there are only 7000 total donors on the Mexican registry. We have a lot of work to do there.

• We continue to fund and support our children’s cancer center in Tanzania that provides hundreds of children each year a fighting chance of survival.

• We continue to support our center in Nepal where before us, there was not even treatment options for the most basic cancers.

It’s not a great organization because I’m the co-founder, it’s a great organization because of the employees & volunteers who work tirelessly at festivals and concerts around the globe and the bands, artists, venues and festivals that give us the platform to save lives.

Love Hope Strength

James Chippendale

PS: Here is a link to a 20 minute film that documents the very beginnings of our charity Love Hope Strength. 'The Song That Changed My Life' was directed by Russ Kendall of Kaleidoscope Pictures who is currently working on a feature length documentary that will screen in 2015, highlighting the incredible story of our Love Hope and Strength.

Link to Song That Changed My Life - http://vimeo.com/50866648

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Love Hope Strength
Facebook IconAugust 16, 2014 at 5:16 am

Three cancer survivors making a difference.
LHS founders Mike Peters of The Alarm and James Chippendale embrace former Denver Nuggets coach George Karl during the VIP party at #vailrocks hosted by the George Karl Foundation.
#Schomp MINI #Deep Eddy Vodka #Oskar Blues Brewery #Bol

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Love Hope Strength
Facebook IconAugust 15, 2014 at 5:08 pm

Early morning Sunrises at VailRadio.com promoting #vailrocks with our own Mike Peters of The Alarm.
Can't wait to see you all tomorrow on the mountain!
#Schomp MINI #Deep Eddy Vodka #Oskar Blues Brewery #townofvail #teva #School of Rock USA #devotchka

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Love Hope Strength
Facebook IconAugust 15, 2014 at 4:32 pm

Warming up for #vailrocks with Onward, etc. last night!

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Love Hope Strength
Facebook IconAugust 15, 2014 at 2:27 am

This just in from our mutual friend Jacob and Eli's dad:
"We have received preliminary results from Jacob's bone marrow biopsy - there is no trace of leukemia!! And there are good amounts of young cells, indicating his bone marrow is producing white cells, red cells, platelets, and so on!!
We won't know the results showing how much is Eli's cells compared to Jacob's cells until sometime next week.
Jacob is still doing great!! He's even climbing the walls!!"

GO JACOB GO!!!

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Love Hope Strength
Facebook IconAugust 15, 2014 at 2:22 am

Time to CELEBRATE!!!
You all remember Jacob and Eli, right? Young Eli convinced thousands of people at Red Rocks to GET ON THE LIST since he was donating cells to his older brother and if he could do it, ANYONE could do it.

This just in from Jacob and Eli's dad:
"We have received preliminary results from Jacob's bone marrow biopsy - there is no trace of leukemia!! And there are good amounts of young cells, indicating his bone marrow is producing white cells, red cells, platelets, and so on!!
We won't know the results showing how much is Eli's cells compared to Jacob's cells until sometime next week.
Jacob is still doing great!! He's even climbing the walls!!"

GO JACOB GO!!!
#leukemiasucks #brotherlylove #fightingforjacob #lovehopestrength
#getonthelist #deletebloodcancer

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Love Hope Strength
August 15, 2014 at 1:59 am

Can't make the hike in Vail on Saturday?
Join us for the FREE CONCERT at Checkpoint Charlie!
Show Starts at 5:00 p.m.
Dj Aero
5:10-5:55 p.m. Onward, etc.
6:15-7:20 p.m School of Rock USA with guests Scotty Stoughton of Bonfire Dub, Billy Bunting of Under a Blood Red Sky, Cy Curnin of The Fixx and Mike Peters of The Alarm
7:45-9:00 p.m. DeVotchKa

See YOU on the mountain!
#vailrocks #schompmini #townofvail #deepeddyvodka #oskarblues #deletebloodcancer

Love Hope Strength
Facebook IconAugust 14, 2014 at 4:06 pm

#TBT to the first Vail Rocks in 2012.
Who will YOU be hiking in memory or support of on Saturday??

#cancersucks #vailrocks #makingadifference
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