September 27, 2014 "SOUL for Caley" Fundraiser- Soulcycle Larkspur, CA
For about a year now, my sister Jess and I have been taking SoulCycle classes together whenever we can. Not only does this provide sacred (and increasingly rare) sister bonding time, but offers a way to dig a little deeper, get a little stronger, and find a little more peace. Not surprisingly, and more often than not, our inspiration to keep going and give more than we think we can is Caley - her bravery and determination continue to be nothing short of awe-inspiring to all of us.
Each year Stock in Trade /R Bar / Wreck Room & Lagunitas Brewing Company hold an annual golf tournament donating all proceeds to a worthy cause. For the past three years, the Caley J Brown Foundation has been selected to be the lucky beneficiary. Tee time starts early at Indian Valley Golf Course and finishes with a delicious meal, exciting raffle and the opportunity for the 200 participants to meet Caley. It has truly been a wonderful event and we are so honored to be a part of it all. Thank you to the Golf Committee, those who participated, and the sponsors for your support and generous contributions. Proceeds to the Caley J Brown Foundation were given to the IFCR foundation to help support the ongoing CDKL5 research projects.
Rancho Nicasio celebrates 70 years!
On November 17, 2011, Rancho Nicasio celebrated 70 years with a sold out lively music show featuring the talented Elvin Bishop and Ron Thompson, Willie K, Lipbone Redding, and Ranchos own Mike Duke, Mike Schermer and Angela Strehli. Caley was also introduced at the show and an abbreviated version of Caley's story was told by her grandpa Bob. Caley grabbed the attention of many and gained new friends and fans. As a show of support, several attendees made unexpected and very generous contributions to her foundation that night. In addition to those contributions, ticket sales for the show were matched by Rancho Nicasio and all proceeds went to the Caley J Brown Foundation which then went to IFCR to put towards funding CDKL5 research efforts.
October 2010-Pepsi Refresh Project. We did it!
In October the International Foundation for CDKL5 was in the running for the Pepsi Refresh Project grant funds for $50k to go towards CDKL5 research. The Brown family wanted to offer their support by spreading the word and recruiting the votes with friends and family as well as the Nicasio community. Rancho Nicasio Restaurant & Bar offered a special for the month of October; "Text in your Vote, get $1 off your bill". We had a huge response from all! Max and I were so touched by everyone who took the time to vote each day, 3 different ways. It was very rewarding for us in the end, not only was CDKL5 awarded the grant funds (so deserved!) but with contributed efforts we were able to raise CDKL5 awareness and gain the support of new friends everywhere!
March 2008-Fundraising can start at age 1!
Caley Brown & family hosted her 1st birthday party at Rancho Nicasio complete with Jumpy Jump, burger bar and jumbo-size cupcakes for dessert! In lieu of birthday gifts, guests had the option to donate to the Northern California Epilepsy Foundation. We raised over three thousand dollars! It was a truly amazing celebration!
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