Q-Do I have to pay to ride gondola up?
A-No, just say you are in "Justin's memorial party" and you can ride for free.
Q- Is it OK to bring my kids?
A- Yes, just make sure to feed them, bring picnic or eat at the sundeck restaurant (open till 3) the Justin's sundeck party is from 2-6...there will be loud rock and roll- and lots of adults enjoying themselves FYI. After Party at Eric's will not be for kids, sorry.
Q- Is there a service?
A- No, Justin wanted us to gather in a spirit of celebration...so our getting together to spread love and joy, stories and laughter (and some tears) will be our tribute.
Q- Is it still potluck?
A- NO! Sorry, but sundeck doesn't want all the mess...so we will have the restaurant open until 3 and some light snacks up there...feel free to bring picnic lunch for yourself. Afterparty at Eric's will have more food available.
Q- Where is afterparty?
*Justin's "Spread the Joy" Party Time Change!* We will be starting Sundeck Party at 2pm on Sunday Sept 29th!!! So people can eat at sundeck restaurant- There will be no gondola upload charge for Justin's Friend's attending the party*
A- Eric's Bar! 6-9:30 or so...there will be food and drink available. And DANCE to DJ Phractyl Pterodactyl
Please join us to celebrate and appreciate the very special life of our dear Brother Justin. Join us Sunday, September 29th from 4-6:30 pm at the Sundeck, top of Aspen Mountain. Take the Gondola up, bring a dish to share, and your best Justin memory and/or photo. Live music will be provided by Jes Grew and Friends....After Party will take place at Eric's Bar in Aspen from 6:30 till close...food & drink specials will be provided.
Friends and family from all over will be gathering to hug, share, dance, laugh, and "spread the joy"! Justin's last request was that all his friends and family gather together, not in mourning, but in celebration & gratitude for this incredible spirit, and how he has touched us all...Spread the Joy and Spread the WORD!
Save the Date! Details are still being ironed out, but we have chosen September 29th as the date for friends and family to gather to celebrate Brother Justin's amazing life...we will hold the main gathering on top of Aspen Mountain at the Sundeck 4-7pm, with after-party to be determined. As I sat with Justin on his final days, it was his deepest wish that his many dear friends gather together for a final blow-out celebration, to meet his dear Mother Marcia Doty and the rest of his family...and for all to Spread The JOY!!! More details soon, but please spread the word so people can make arrangements...love & light...
Dear friends, our beautiful and brave Brother Justin passed this morning...I sat with him and reminded him over and over how loved he is by so many, what a strong warrior he has been. He truly wanted people to remember to "Spread the Joy" - he was a force of nature and the joy he shared with so many lives on and on...let us all hold that brilliant sunshine of joy in our hearts, and remember to spread it to all we meet on our precious journey of life. Please think of him with peace for this final journey...he loved you all so very much!
I am writing this on behalf of Justin...he is so grateful for all your good energy, prayers, well-wishes...he has decided to go "off the grid" for this month, to simplify and be quiet. Please do not text or call or email, just know that he is thinking of all of you with love. He is grateful for all his amazing friends...but just needs privacy and peace right now. Thank you for understanding.
love and light,
BENEFIT FOR JUSTIN IN SAN FRANCISCO!!! Please save the date! Friday, July 12th, 8:00PM BRICK @ MORTAR MUSIC HALL 1710 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94103 $20 ADV - $25 DOS http://www.brickandmortarmusic.com/ Greetings Family and Friends, I am happy to announce a fundraiser/benefit concert for Justin on Friday, July 12th, 8:00PM @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall, SF. San Francisco's own New Dealers will reunite for one evening to benefit our very good friend in the best way we know how, through music... All 9 players, our sound engineer and production staff have graciously volunteered their time and efforts to make this event possible. The Brick and Mortar Music Hall (Michael O'Connor & Jason Perkins) have been extremely generous in giving us 100% of the ticket sales. We encourage you to buy your tickets in advance (this will most likely sell out) and consider purchasing a ticket even if you can not attend this event as all proceeds will be going to benefit our incredible friend Justin. To purchase advance tickets please visit: http://www.brickandmortarmusic.com/event/282963-new-dealers-san-francisco/ In addition to having musical entertainment we will also have a silent auction. If anyone has suggestions for goods and services that can be donated please feel free to contact me directly and we will coordinate. Justin has many great friends that have been working hard to make this happen. With everyone's participation this will be a huge success!! Thank you~ Jeff Herrera email@example.com
Well, the dust has settled and I wanted to thank everyone for all their amazing help in making the benefit such a huge success. We raised over $36,000 so Justin can focus on his healing, and not stress over how he is going to pay to keep his health and wellbeing, while planning the next round of treatment. Justin is deeply touched by your love and support, and feels the positive energy everyday...thank you. It was a great party to honor our dear Brother Justin, and many good friends got to embrace, share stories, dance, and celebrate. As Justin would say "Tik-haw!!! Tik-haw!!"
I wanted to give a shout-out to everyone who made it possible...it just flowed beautifully from start to finish and goes to show what can be accomplished when people pull together for a common cause. Tracey Mishel was my angel for the silent auction, tirelessly organizing and following up on a million and one details...also Pam Herr for jumping in with her expertise and confident leadership on the auction and over-all production start-to-finish. Thanks to Betsy Sheridan, Mike Tanguay, & Karen all for helping with the silent auction.
The food was amazing! Thanks to JP, Al Kokish, Mike Mishel, Marshman, Terrance McGuire & Janet Madden for making and serving a delicious feast for the hordes of hungry people. It was gourmet and wonderful! You guys were the first to jump on board and let me know this party was do-able...you inspired me and made me believe it was possible. Thank you for everything!
Thanks to Andre Mpitsos, Andy Davies & Shelley Meister for making sure the door went smoothly and handling all the money for donations & silent auction. You guys rocked!
The MUSIC was super cool...thanks to Josh Phillips and Rhonda RToo Roberts for helping get the musical acts organized...and then Rockin' it out with Steve Cook, Roxy Cox, Suzanne Paris, and all the fabulous members of Jes Grew...you guys kept the spirits high and everyone dancing until the end.
Finally, thanks to the Mountain Chalet for the generous use of their room- it was such a perfect venue for a gathering of friends and family. Adrianne helped us make sure it was perfectly executed and generously donated her time and efforts as well.
Brent Moss took amazing photos! I will be posting those soon...thank you so much to both Brent and beautiful Jenn Moss for creating our fabulous fliers to get the word out about the benefit.
I know I am forgetting a ton of people...I apologize. It was truly a group effort to make this happen...and Justin is so touched by your outpouring of love and support.
HELLO MY FRIEND
ITS ME - "BROTHER JUSTIN"
ITS UNBELIEVABLE HOW YOU MAKE ME FEEL.
I AM SO PROUD OF YOU ALL.
AND I AM TRUELY HONORED TO BE YOUR FRIEND.
YOU ARE SUCH GOOD PEOPLE .
YOU HAVE FILLED ME UP WITH SO MUCH LOVE, IT JUST KEEPS ON OVERFLOWING IN THE FORM OF TEARS...........
I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH!
Spoke to Justin just now for first time in 2 weeks. He sounded great. Full of life an spirit. He's on a daily regimen of juicing, supplements / injectables and shit loads of coffee. the whole deal takes around 12 hours per day. He is on his own in a rental in what sounds like a beautiful part of the island. He set it up to handle juicing +10 lbs of veggies per day and have sterile areas to give himself the shots. He took good notes at the clinic his first week in HI so now he is able to administer all supplements, juicing and IV's himself. He's been able so far to successfully stay on this hardcore regimen with very little outside help. He's got the big pants on. The last 2 conversations I've had were both cut a little premature because he was getting behind on his daily. He is committed and is feeling much better although still has days where he's having chest pains and shortage of breath which has to be scary but the good days outnumber the bad and gap is widening. He had blood work last week which came back 'stable' - very good sign and good news to build from. Justin is warrior and proud to be no longer taking any pain medication whatsoever. He is in process of completely detoxifying and living as pure as humanly possible as way to allow his body start to repair itself. The next step is not yet set in stone. He plans on staying put for short term to continue with current daily but will need to attack this more aggressively and most likely outside of US. He's having a consultation soon with a Dr that specializes in treatment planning for advanced stage cancer patients. Sounds like a great idea to talk to someone that can sort through all options and help make an action plan - plus he has a very good rep. Brother J wanted to send warm thanks and love to everyone that's been reaching out, sending messages and love. He feels the love - it's hard with his schedule to respond but he feels it and is inspired by it so keep it coming even if you don't hear back. Time to rally for a Brother. -Johnny