Beer "tips" at Bluesapalooza go a long way

This past weekend, organizers of Bluesapalooza, HarvestMoon Presents and Mammoth Brewing Company allowed local charitable organizations to promote their cause by collecting “tips” during beer sales at the ever-popular Bluesapalooza event.

For the first time, the Healthcare Trust of Mammoth Lakes participated, raising money for local eligible women who cannot afford life-saving annual mammography screenings.

Here is my letter of thanks:

Dear friends (new and old), hospital employees, volunteers extraordinaire, and partners of the aforementioned who came along for a delightful ride:

All participants rallied, worked very hard, got dirty, laughed, bonded, spilled beer, and promoted a worthy charity for the less fortunate among us on behalf of the Healthcare Trust of Mammoth Lakes.

Working side by side with each and every one of you brought me closer to this fine community, and the outstanding employees of the hospital. Thank you to Tabby Mannetter, who led the charge and worked tirelessly through every day of the event. Thanks to Ed Schuyler and Linda Fox of Designs Unlimited for our pink tie-dye volunteer shirts that were a huge hit, and to Bubby Greene and Lori Ciccarelli for their behind the scenes work leading up to the event. Also a big thanks to the professional bartenders who gave their time: Jeff Posey (Grumpy’s); Tom Powers (Shogun); Janice Sadilek (Nevados); and Brian Dunigan (Mammoth Mountain).

And last but not least, I thank our precious survivors (you know who you are) who inspire us daily, and stood beside us during this ambitious charitable endeavor. I thank you all personally, and on behalf of the women who will benefit from your generosity and hard work.

We exceeded our expectations and raised $6,197 through your efforts coupled with the generosity of the Bluesapalooza patrons and organizers! Funds raised go toward the underserved women of Mono County to assist in paying for mammography screenings.

I hope to see you all again next year!

Yuri Parisky, MD
Mammoth Lakes