The Chairman Speaks

Hey – First off, thanks for stopping by. This is my first attempt to communicate what is going on with the Walla-Pa-Looza organization and I thought it would be a good way to give you some insight on what we do.

Walla-Pa-Looza started as an event to raise money for cancer & cancer research and became an organization. We put together two events during 2009. Our first ever summer event occurred on August 1, 2009. We raised over $15,000! We had bands, food, sponsors and much more. We were so excited that the team of volunteers decided unanimously to do a second event. We called that event Jolly-Pa-Looza. We raised around $8,000 at that event. We had more bands, more food and more sponsors. This money is dispersed locally and nationally.

I never thought I would ever be part of something so awesome.   I have a true fondness for the folks that bust ass for something that started as a party in the backyard. I owe these people more than they will ever know.  I just have to remember not to burn them out … they are getting older!

For me, on a personal level, involvement in these efforts helped me reconnect  with old friends, has given me an opportunity to meet a few new friends, and given me a new sense of purpose.   I think its also given all of us a good way to make a difference.

Check back here often, as this is the spot that I will be updating you on current goings on, including additional event plans and announcements about where we have donated money.

If you would like to particpate, feel free to contact one of the folks on our contact page.


  • I hope to see you in July, Craig!
    My blessings and energy go out to you and your amazing team!


    Comment by Mary Ann Kemmer — January 12, 2010 @ 6:04 pm