A marathon and a charity auction will converge with the world of rock on Saturday, Aug. 6, as TT Reynolds hosts a fund raiser for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Raf of local band The Speaks will emcee a night featuring a DJ, a 50/50 raffle, and a date auction featuring members of local bands. The event is being organized by Fairfax residents Chrissy O'Morrow and Amber-Therese Foster, who are participating in The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training program. With the help of the program, the two women are getting physically and mentally prepared to run the Nike Women's Marathon, taking place Oct. 23 in San Francisco.
The charity has given O'Morrow and Foster each a goal of $3,800, which will cover their travel costs and other expenses related to the marathon.
O'Morrow is much more ambitious, though. "My goal is $20,000 by October," she said.
She just might reach that goal, as they'll be auctioning off dates with members of popular local rock bands, like Crash Boom Bang, 33 West, The Speaks, Says, Wellbuilt, and Sold; Anna and Laura from DC-101's "Local Lix" show; models from Ringleader Clothing, and even TT Reynolds' owner, Jeremy Gifford (his high bidder will also receive four free bar tabs at TT Reynolds). Any interested audience member can also auction him or herself off, after filling out a questionnaire. They will get called up to the auction block in a process "sort of like karaoke," said O'Morrow.
For more information on The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training program, visit www.teamintraining.org/hm_tnt. To donate, visit Foster's Web site, www.active.com/donate/tntca04/amberfoster, or O'Morrow's www.active.com/donate/tntca04/chrissyo78.
Details: Saturday, Aug. 6, at 9 p.m., at TT Reynolds, 10410 Main St., Fairfax. The bidding should begin around 11 p.m. A $5 cover will be charged.