MOTHERS DAY - May 8, 2016 My friend Gail Eastwood-Author( Gail Eastwood Stokes) is hosting 2 TEA Parties for my kidney fund on Mothers Day and on May 9th. One is at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Old North Rd, Kingston RI from 2 to 5 pm and the other one is a "virtual" Tea Party on Facebook starting on May 8 at 4 pm andcontinuing through May 9 at midnight, She hosted a "Halloween" virtual party this past year and it was so successful. It is a lot of fun to go on facebook and pretend. So, we care looking forward to these events. I am still awaiting a DONOR and I am now No. 16 on the transplant list. Anyone can Honor their own mother by helping out either coming to the TEA at church, coming to the Virtual party on facebook or donating on-line or by mail. Thank you all.
Nov 07, 2015
Last Friday, October 30, 2015 my friend, Gail Eastwood Stokes hosted a Virtual Halloween Benefit for me. It lasted from 4 pm to midnight. Her son, Graham was also a huge part in planning and conducting the party. I cannot thank them enough for all the planning and work that they endured. The benefit itself was a wonderful experience not only for me but for the wonderful people who participated. Many had a wonderful time, some couldn't quite figure all of the aspects out, but in time some of them caught on and became adept at posting pictures and other items. There were several giveaways throughout the night - donated by wonderful people - we had several prints and other art items, gift certificates, as well as jewelry, etc. Several of the guests brought handsome escorts and that was fun. I did last until midnight, which was a surprise to me. Several others stayed the course also. Thank you - no matter if you just checked in and said hello or stayed for the festivities. I appreciated all of the support. We had close to 60 guests throughout the night and another dozen or so who could not attend but donated to my kidney fund. Thank you all. Every little bit helps and is sincerely appreciated. If you have not donated yet and wish to, you have until November 15 to be entered into the last drawing which is an original artwork done by George Dunn - "Sugar Heist" you can see it if you go to your activities page and go to the upper right and click on Past Events. You will then see the Halloween Benefit. Gail has posted a picture and description of this beautiful ink and paint artwork. It is not a print. After November 15, you are still able to donate if you so desire. All donations will go into the fund for my future medical expenses and I appreciate them all no matter what you can give. Please note - I do not know what anyone donates. This is not revealed to me. Therefore, no matter how small or large the donation, it is received with love. Remember, TAX season is coming up and all donations are tax deductible. Again, Sincere Thanks to all who hosted, helped, shared in the benefit, donated giveaways and donated. Love, Joyce
Oct 29, 2015
Tomorrow at 4 pm will begin my Halloween Benefit hosted by Gail Stokes-Author. It will run from 4 to midnight. Anyone who is invited by Gail or me (Joyce Bourque) or any of your friends. Please...
Oct 27, 2015
Today is Tuesday, 10/27/2015, I am really excited that my good friend Gail is hosting a fund raiser on Friday, 10/30/2015 (3 days to go). This is a virtual Halloween Benefit. Therefore, no matter...
Oct 10, 2015
I am really excited!!!! My friend Gail Eastwood Stokes is hosting a Halloween Benefit Party on Facebook for my kidney fund. It will be held on October 30th from 4 pm to midnight. If you do not...
Sep 10, 2015
9/9/2015 Today I turn 66 and I am very blessed. However, my best friend, Trudi Anne Miller, passed away last week so I am grieving. Last week I had to go to Brigham & Women's Hospital in...
Jan 08, 2015
The Fundraiser - Dinner/Dance on November 29, 2014, was a great success and a wonderful time. I have many, many "thank you" notes to send out. Special thanks to Tim Yuettner and Carol Luff they...
Nov 13, 2014
There will be LIVE ENTERTAINMENT at the Dinner-Dance generously provided by Steve Chianesi and WHISKEY RHODE.
Also, there will be Raffles and a 50/50 Raffle
Lots of fun, dancing, good food...
Nov 13, 2014
The Dinner-Dance Fundraiser is coming up on Sat. November 29, 2014. Hope to see all you can make it on that night. You can order tickets by going to http://bit.ly/fundraisingdi.... Or, if...
Nov 06, 2014
I am now No. 6 on the transplant list at Rhode Island Hospital. Hopefully, I will receive a transplant within twelve months.
Nov 06, 2014
As of September, 2014, I am No. 6 on the Kidney Transplant List at Rhode Island Hospital. Hopefully, I will receive a transplant within the next twelve months.
Nov 19, 2013
On the weekend of Nov. 10 and 11, 2013, there were two fundraisers held. One Pasta Dinner at the Smithfield Sportsman's Club and the second at the Newport Playhouse and Cabaret Restaurant. Dick...
Nov 12, 2013
CALL TO IMMEDIATE ACTION: Joyce continues her wait on the active waiting transplant list for her gift-of-life -- her kidney transplant. As she moves closer to transplant, her family knows that...
Oct 08, 2013
RE: Nov 9 Pasta Dinner at Smithfield Sportsman's Club -- If you wish to buy tickets from Dick Bourque directly - please give him a call at 401 641 5029.