|photo Barry Fiedler Left to right: Ryan Allen, Michele de La Paz, Steve Burke, Doug Litwin, Darwin Choy, Sanford Smith.|
Ryan Allen, CHEER San Francisco Program Director said that: "The team is celebrating our 30th 'Pearl' Anniversary Year, and being poised to hand over this most extraordinary donation here at home in San Francisco is an honor that we cherish." And this USD 20,000 donation is not even the total raised this year by CHEER SF: an additional USD 11,000 was given to nine other local organizations dealing with AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses.
But even these sums do not represent all that this amazing group have raised this year. While in Cologne for Gay Games VIII, CHEER SF (along with friends from other cheer squads) raised USD 16,000 via individual donations to their ubiquitous red buckets. Half of that money remained in Germany via a generous donation to the AIDS Hilfe Koln organization (AIDS Help Cologne). The other USD 8,000 was presented to the Federation of Gay Games in late September (see HERE).
The award was graciously accepted by Federation of Gay Games Officer of Marketing Doug Litwin. At this time of holiday celebrations, both the FGG and the CHEER For Life Foundation have much to celebrate. Our thanks go to these amazing cheerleaders for the amazing, selfless,and generous work they do, especially in these difficult economic times.
About CHEER San Francisco: CHEER SF celebrates its 30th anniversary of entertaining audiences around the world while raising funds for charitable organizations that help people with HIV/AIDS, Breast Cancer and other life-challenging conditions. An all-volunteer 501(c)3 non profit, CHEER SF is the world’s premiere philanthropic cheerleading team that has been thrilling crowds with its unique brand of high energy routines since 1980. Dedicated to providing polished professional entertainment to support its philanthropic mission, the squad serves as goodwill ambassadors to over 50 public and private events and one million spectators annually. For more information, please visit www.CHEERSF.org and facebook.CHEERSF.org.