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Celebration of Not Dying 2018 - Battle of the Bands Fundraiser

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Dan Albrecht's First Annual CELEBRATION OF NOT DYING, commemorating 20 years of living CANCER FREE!

What better way to celebrate life than to host an epic Battle of the Bands to support his two favorite charities:

-Childrens Cancer Research Fund-

-Minnesotans' Military Appreciation Fund-


Saturday, June 2nd 2018



-An awesome lineup of bands and DJs to keep you rocking all night long!

-Beer Bust and full bar available

-Taco bar open for all guests


Dan Albrecht is celebrating 20 years of being cancer free. When he was 14 he was diagnosed with AML (Acute Myeloid Leukemia) where he had to undergo several rounds of chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant. He had a one in 97 chance of survival and crushed the odds!

Cancer didn’t keep Dan from enlisting in the United States Marine Corps. After six years of remission and several letters written to the commandant Dan was officially accepted into the United States Marine Corps boot camp. After passing boot camp Dan went to the School of Infantry where he became a mortarman 0341. Stationed with the second battalion fifth marines. On his second deployment, the first to Iraq nearly eleven years ago, on July 07, 2007 on a routine patrol in Ramadi, Iraq Dan’s humvee, second in the convoy, hit an IED (improvised explosive device) that was placed under the roadway. Dan was ejected from the truck causing a fracture in his right leg fibula. Not long after the accident Dan was medevaced back to California. He finished out the rest of his enlistment stateside.

Dan currently resides with his wife of 11 years and their 3 wonderful children. This year, on June 2, 2018, Dan is hosting a ‘Celebration of Not Dying’. His goal is for 500+ people to show up! His vision is for this to be a major charitable event. The two charities he will donate to this year are CCRF (Children’s Cancer Research Fund) and MMAF (Minnesotans’ Military Appreciation Fund).


Children's Cancer Research Fund

Children’s Cancer Research Fund is a national nonprofit, and thanks to donors and partners around the country, we have contributed $150 million to research, education and awareness and quality-of-life programs for childhood cancer families.

We believe kids deserve safer, less toxic treatments, and we’re committed to funding groundbreaking research and services that enhance healing and care.


Minnesotans' Military Appreciation Fund

Minnesotans’ Military Appreciation Fund (MMAF) is a statewide fundraising initiative by the citizens of Minnesota, for Minnesota military personnel and their families. Launched in August of 2005, MMAF is a non-partisan, non-political, 501(C)(3) non-profit corporation. The mission of MMAF is to say "thanks" to Minnesota Service members and their families who are making sacrifices in the defense of our freedoms in combat zones around the world. MMAF has provided over $10.8 million in grants to more than 16,900 recipients, making it the nation’s largest-ever statewide fundraiser of its kind.

In order to provide grants to every eligible service member, it will take the generous contributions of as many caring Minnesota citizens as possible. Thousands already have participated. Please join us in saying "thanks."


Rockwoods Event Center

We are a group of local families working hard to bring people together over delicious food and beverages at our beautiful restaurant, bar, and event center. Our facility has been in operation since 2003 with new ownership taking over in 2016. We take pride in putting quality food on the table that is sources locally and made from scratch. Our full service event center makes throwing a party enjoyable by being there every step of the way, ensuring a great plan and flawless execution!


Nicole Marie Events

Nicole Marie Events is Los Angeles’ VIP wedding and event planning company. Specializing in weddings, conferences, and corporate events, we tailor services exclusively to your event’s specific needs. Nicole and her staff create an awe-inspiring experience for our clients that will engage and impress their guests.

We are based in Beverly Hills but serve all of Southern California and most destinations all over the world. As our client, you will receive VIP treatment and have all of your questions answered. Whatever the scope of your event, ask us how we can help you take it to the next level!



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