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Sumaya with new shoes. Photo credit: Barbara Grover

[UPDATE:  Nearly $3,000 in donations were raised at the event! The bands were fantastic, all the practitioners were marvelous and the prizes and auction items were fabulous. Hope to see you all at next year’s event.]

My lovely wife, Denise, is the originator and producer of this fantastic grassroots event called Pamper for a Purpose that will raise desperately needed funds and awareness for victims of atrocities in Sudan and Congo. Portland Pedal Power is proud to promote this important event.  Enjoy yourself, get educated, win prizes and make a difference this Sunday. There will be gobs of practitioners, raffle and auction items, live music, solar cooker demonstrations and more.  We hope to see you there!

Pamper for a Purpose
Please join us this Sunday, Aug.28th from 3:00-6:00pm, for an afternoon of responsible indulgence. Be massaged, primped and pampered, knowing all the while that you are doing so for a wonderful cause.

We have an opportunity, as a community, to come together to raise awareness, and help fund the need to STOP GENOCIDE NOW. Organized by local citizen/activist Denise Wetherell, Never Again Coalition and Jewish World Watch. Genocide in Darfur and Sudan and the atrocities taking place in the Congo need to Stop Now. This community will send a message from Clackamas County to Washington D.C. that genocide will no longer be permitted.

Please read on…

WHAT:    Pamper for a Purpose to End Genocide. This grassroots event will raise awareness and desperately needed funds to stop genocide in Darfur and Congo. Volunteer practitioners will provide haircuts, massages and other services for a $20 suggested donation. Other businesses are donating products and services for cash donor prize awards.

Anna with flowers

Anna Wetherell with hair flowers she made for the event

WHO:      You…..and Us….Together as one Community Voice

WHEN:    Sunday, Aug. 28th from 3:00 to 6:00 pm.

WHERE:    Millennium Park, Lake Oswego, Oregon

WHY:    The purpose of this event is to raise community awareness of the genocide in Darfur and atrocities in Congo and to give attendees advocacy opportunities — opportunities that will empower them to know that they can make a difference.

Participating  groups include: Neveh Shalom, Never Again Coalition, Jewish World Watch, The Solar Cooker Project, One Million

Read the article and interview with Denise Wetherell in the Jewish Review.

Jewish World Watch is a hands-on leader in the fight against genocide and mass atrocities, engaging individuals and communities to take local actions that produce powerful global results. Jewish World Watch bears witness to first-hand accounts in conflict regions, partners with on-the-ground organizations to develop high-impact projects that improve the lives of survivors and help build the foundation for a safer world, and inspires our communities to support tangible projects and advocate for political change. Jewish World Watch has raised more than five million dollars for relief and development projects that impact tens of thousands of people in Sudan and Congo.

Pamper flier

Pamper rack card

  • Courtney

    Can’t wait. Great timing for a hair cut to support a great cause. Maybe I will need one of those cute flowers to complement my new hairdo 🙂