TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!!!!
It’s what you’ve been waiting for…the hottest party of the year!!! The WHITE OUT PARTY 2011!!! Come join us and see what Middle Georgia will be talking about the next day as we ban together to bring awareness to LUNG CANCER. We will have a silent auction, live auction, DJ spinning today’s HOTTEST tracks, heavy hors d’oeuvers and a cash bar. Make plans now to join us! For more information and to get your tickets REGISTER HERE.
WHERE: The Brickyard at Riverside 6000 Wesleyan Drive North, Macon, Georgia WHEN: November 5, 2011
TIME: 7pm till Midnight
DRESS: ALL WHITE ATTIRE PREFERRED* (fancy or casual)
*If you cannot find or do not have an all white ensemble, any color pant/skirt is fine, but we ask that you DO wear a white top/shirt to show support for Lung Cancer Awareness.
For more information on the newly formed Abby’s Dream Foundation, Inc. please visit www.abbysdream.org. Twilight Moms of Georgia started this page (website) to help spread the word about Abby and her amazing story and battle with lung cancer. That awareness was sponsored by the Twilight Moms on a grand scale at the first annual “Abby’s Dream Walk” in April of 2011. Abby’s story was heard not only on a local level, but throughout the state and across the country. Twilight Moms/Esme’s Heart of Georgia is thrilled that after the walk took place, Abby and her family were able to create their own charitable foundation. We wish Abby and her family much success with her mission of spreading lung cancer awareness and we will continue our prayers that funding and research will one day cure lung cancer – a disease that we now know strikes young and old!
Twilight Moms/Esme’s Heart of Georgia has always had the mission of “Accomplishing ‘acts of love’ with a Heart Like Esme” and we will continue searching out those “acts of love” where we can be of service and help to meet a need in our community. For a complete list of the “acts of love” we have accomplished so far – we invite you to visit our website at www.twilightmomsofga.com. We hope our example will inspire others to use their passion to find random acts of kindness that they can do to make our world a better place for all!
Wishing Everyone – Peace, Love and Twilight –
– Cindy Adrien, President
Twilight Moms of Georgia
Abby and her mother Tina, along with 8 Twilight Moms (and one daughter) had an AMAZING time in Forks, Washington, Vancouver, BC and Seattle, WA! The dream trip started off with a 5 hour flight to Seattle where we picked up a 12-person van and a mini-van to tote all the luggage 11 women must carry for a 5 day trek! The weather was amazingly cool – low 60’s most days and rainy – perfect Vampire weather for the vamp fans among our group. Our first stop was in Port Angeles, WA where we ate at Bella Italia – the place Bella and Edward had their first date in the book series! We then headed on to Forks and checked into our hotel – Pacific Inn! Karen who works their also works at the City Hall and she arranged for Abby and our crew to meet the Police Chief and the Mayor of Forks the next day!! That was incredibly awesome!! We started our tour of Forks with Team Forks Tours – with Randy and Debbie – (located near Leppell’s Florist and Gift Shop). Randy made sure we saw all the big spots in Forks (the town Stephanie Meyer based her Twilight series) – the Forks High School, The Cullen House, Jacob’s House, First Beach/LaPush, the Chamber of Commerce, the City Hall/Police Station, etc. We then hit all the gift shops – which Forks is the MECCA for Twilight Merchandise!!! Dazzled by Twilight – big thanks Ashlyn and Ali – they donated items for us to use at upcoming events and made us cry with their love and generosity!!!, Alice’s Closet – Staci helped get a look-a-like Jacob and Alice to join us on our tour and gave us discounts on some awesome autographed items to help our upcoming fundraising events – so awesome!!. Other great shopping places – Native Twilight, Forks Outfitters, Leppell’s Florist and Gifts – so many more – and they all were so wonderful to all of us and made sure Abby had an amazing time! We finished the day off with Bella Burgers at Sully’s Burgers! The owner of the Pacific Inn heard about Abby and moved her and her mother to one of the Twilight rooms that came available that day!! How sweet!!!
Our next day had us traveling to Port Townsend to catch a ferry to Coupeville and then a 3 hour trek to Vancouver, BC (and a not very nice Canadian Custom’s Officer – don’t think he understood the draw of Twilight and what these crazy women were doing!!). We checked into The Sutton Place hotel where they graciously upgraded their room to a suite so they got to stay in style in Vancouver! We ate a delicious meal across the street from the hotel and then went shopping a bit taking in all the madness of the Stanley Cup crowd there were in Vancouver for the games! (We think some of the players were at our hotel too!!!) On Friday, June 3rd we met up with Christine with On Location Tours who took us around for 8 hours to many of the filming sites of the three movies – New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn! By far – everyone’s favorite was a toss-up between Jacob’s House and the woods were several scenes were shot. We finished the day with an amazing dinner at Blue Water Cafe in the room that the cast had their wrap party after filming New Moon!! Very exciting and delicious food!!
On Saturday, June 4th we started making our trek back towards Seattle and arrived just before dinner at our hotel – The Paramount located near Pikes Market which has wonderful shopping all around! After dinner at P.F. Changs it was off to the Space Needle. It was a very breezy night in Seattle and the top of the Needle actually swayed in the breeze – very weird feeling and a major accomplishment for Abby (and Twilight Mom Kristie) to even venture out onto the observation deck!
On Sunday, June 5th – we made it to the airport (after a slight scenic route to find a gas station before turning in the rental vans) and to the gate just in time to get a video from another Twilight Mom of the new Breaking Dawn trailer! We all viewed it quickly while grabbing a burger and jumping on the plane to head home. Abby and Tina where able to get an upgrade and fly First Class on the way home which was a first for Abby!
Abby got to recuperate for a week and then had to go in for her scheduled chemo treatment. Our hope is that her memories from the trip will help her through the upcoming tough days of chemo and that she will be able to “escape” to the magical Twilight world when things get rough.
So many people helped to get Abby to Forks and Vancouver and it would not have been possible without all of you very special people giving and donating to help fund her way! Big thanks also to the Twilight Moms who donated their items for the Yard Sale that helped kick off our fundraising efforts. The employees of Lamar Advertising were so instrumental in raising the other needed funds to get Abby to Forks! You made this trip possible!
We are so excited to be heading to Forks, WA and Vancouver, BC with Abby Wilson and her mom, Tina Wilson on May 31st!! We will try to keep the blog updated with news and pictures of Abby on this amazing trip to the “Home” of Twilight and to see many of the places the movies were filmed in Vancouver! Big thanks to all of you who donated and gave so Abby and her mother could go on this trip!! Many friends at Lamar Advertising took Abby’s wish to heart and sent in donations to cover the money still needed after the yard sale the Twilight Moms of Middle Georgia held to raise funds to get Abby to Forks!
Thank you sincerely to all of you who gave and we promise to make sure Abby and her mom (also a big Twilight fan) have a great time!!
Please keep us in your prayers as we traveling on this incredible trip!
– Cindy Adrien, Chair
Twlight Moms of Middle Georgia
Big thanks to all of you who came out to support Abby in her first Abby’s Dream Walk to help bring awareness that lung cancer can strike anyone – even children and non-smokers! It was a beautiful day and we are so thrilled to have Booboo Stewart, “Seth” from the Twilight Saga movies, to help make Abby smile and lend some star power to the event! We still have t-shirts available and you can purchase them in our Alice’s TMMG Boutique for $15 (which includes shipping costs). It is a great way to continue showing your support of Abby and her cause!! Keep checking back as we will be heading to Forks at the end of the month to fulfill one of Abby’s wishes of seeing the home of Twilight. We are also starting to plan Abby’s “White Party” for November of 2011. November is Lung Cancer Awareness month and pearl/white is the color of the awareness ribbon. Start looking for your white outfit now!!
Here is a screen shot of the Registration Form so you can get an idea of the pricing for Abby’s Dream Walk. You will need to pay for registration to see Booboo at the Walk. Forms of payment accepted – Pay Pal, Check or payment at the Walk.
We have reserved a block of rooms at Springhill Marriott onSheraton Drive (I-75) for folks coming to Macon for Abby’s Dream Walk. Twilight Moms of Middle Georgia will be leaving goodies there for our out of town guests and it is right next door to Jocks and Jills – home to our newly opened “Twilight Room”! Great place to grab a bite to eat (there is even a “Twilight Inspired Menu”) and check out all the memorabilla on the walls!
Use this link to make your reservations at the hotel – Springhill Marriott – the rates are $76 per night. Those rates are only available through April 25th so make your reservations now!