We are so very thankful that I have come through my cancer journey in such fine shape. Much of the reason why I've done so well, I believe, is the fun we've had with the head painting. We're inspired to share the head and face painting to help with cancer related fund-raising events.

Past Events
On March 20, 2010, Tiffany and I did some head and face painting at a Saint Baldrick's Foundation fundraiser that was held at Papa Frank's Restaurant and Lounge in Broomfield. We had a wonderful time there - the staff at Papa Frank's has such great camaraderie, which made the day all the more fun.

On April 10, 2010, we painted at the April Criswell's Memorial Benefit. April fought a short but valiant fight against cervical cancer. She leaves her husband, Mike, and two young sons, Cameron and Conner. Click here for pictures.

April 11, 2010 found us face painting at a Raise Some Hair event in Fort Collins. 1,600 inches of hair to create wigs for cancer patients were donated at that event. Tiffany and I painted nearly 60 designs - many of them being various colors of cancer ribbons. To view the pictures of our face paintings, click here.

On April 23, 2010, Tiffany and I traveled to Cheyenne, Wyoming to attend Art for the Cure. We donated a necklace for the silent auction.

June 4, 2010, found us at Relay For Life in Greeley. We loved participating in this event for the first time. On the opening evening, from 4 to 8p.m., Tiffany and I were face painting in the Survivor Oasis! Click here to view some pictures.

On June 10, 2010, I was very privileged to be a speaker at the NCMC Foundation Golf Tournament. The people at NCMC (North Colorado Medical Center) have been so wonderful to me throughout all of my treatments. The fundraiser was to benefit the NCMC Breast Center, which has been so very helpful to many women - including me. Pictures here.

Shae Smith is a young man who is fighting the good fight. On June 19, 2010, we were the face painters at an event held to help with medical expenses. Click here for pictures.

On July 3, 2010, we were face painting at the Rocky Mountain Cancer Rehabilitation Institute Race Against Cancer in Greeley. I have personally benefited from the rehabilitation program here at the University of Northern Colorado. It was about time for me to give back a bit. We had lots of sunshine and it was a beautiful day. Click here for pictures.

July 10, 2010 found us in Aspen face painting at the Komen Pink Tie event. The evening got rainy and our tent was outside, so we didn't do lots of painting (so no pictures). We enjoyed the entertainment of the evening very much.

On July 17, 2010, we returned to Aspen for the Komen Aspen Race For The Cure. We had lovely weather and took the whole weekend to enjoy the Aspen area. Tiffany's son, Mason, attended with us and he had a great time, too. One of the race participants took Mason for a hike up Aspen Mountain in the afternoon while Tiffany and I walked through the fine arts fair that was in town. The next day we did some river rafting before making the drive back to Greeley. Pictures here.

Carbon Valley Relay For Life found us at Hart Park on July 31, 2010. The event was much smaller than the Greeley Relay, but we loved being there. We painted lots of ribbons. Click here to see pictures.

August 15, 2010, had us face painting at an event to raise money to help Fatal (that is his nickname) and his family at Fatal's Freedom Ride. The event was held in the same location as the April Criswell event that we did in April, so some of the faces were familiar to us. Pictures here.

On September 25, 2010, we painted at The Fourth Annual Amanda Gonzales 5K Memorial Run to raise money to help a valiant little warrior, Delaney Wadsworth, and her family. Click here to see the pictures of the day.

At 4 a.m. on October 3, 2010, we got up to start our day by heading to Denver to paint pink ribbons at the Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure. It was a beautiful fall day and we had a most excellent time mingling with people who are so passionate about finding a cure for breast cancer. Pictures here. I was actually in the video (for 2 seconds) that was shown on Channel 9 News. I'm at minute 1:30-1:32 here: http://tinyurl.com/25ghm8j

Well, this one is a bit strange, but here goes. October 11-13, 2010, Tiffany and I attended NFDA (National Funeral Directors Association) Convention in New Orleans so we could ask funeral homes to partner with Tiffany in her Ash Art business (RedManxStudio.com ). While we were there, I became acquainted with some of the women of 100 Black Women of Funeral Service. We had an instant bond, as they shared with me that one of their own precious members had recently succumbed to breast cancer. In her honor, they were handing out pink scarves to survivors on Tuesday, and they asked me to be a part of their celebration by painting pink ribbons on the faces of people passing by their booth. I don't know how many faces I painted that day, and I was not able to take pictures, so I have none to share. It was a very powerful and emotional day for me.

On December 5, 2010, we did face painting for Delaney Wadsworth's birthday party. She was so beautiful that day. Delaney passed away on March 13th, 2011 after putting up a valiant fight. She will be missed by a host of people.

Here we are in the year 2011. There was quite a period of time that we didn't face paint for events. I kept quite busy all spring and summer working in my back yard to catch up some of the things I wanted to do while I was too tired from treatments. I also designed and almost finished a large water feature for the back yard before we got busy with events again.

On May 1,2011, Tiffany and our friend, Sirena, face painted at the Raise Some Hair event in Fort Collins. I was unable to go because I needed to take care of some family business. It was sad to think this was our first event that we weren't together.

June 4, 2011, found us at Relay For Life in Greeley for our second time, and loved doing it as much as we did last year. Once again we were in the Survivor Oasis.

On July 4, 2011, we face painted for the Rocky Mountain Cancer Rehabilitation Institute Race Against Cancer in Greeley for our second time. It was another beautiful day in Colorado - what a great place to live!

August 12, 2011 found us in Cheyenne, Wyoming at the Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure. We found cooler weather there than what we were experiencing in Colorado. It was a welcome relief. Pictures here.

September 6, 2011, presented something completely new to us. Tiffany painted our friend, Sandy Carpio's head and my head, then we made our way over to North Colorado Medical Center where we participated in a video for the Pink Glove Dance contest. Watch for us at 1:30. If you blink, you'll miss us!

On September 24, 2011, we painted at The Fifth Annual Amanda Gonzales 5K Memorial Run to raise money to help defray expenses in the fight against cancer for Garrett Hasch. It was good to see his school mates show support for him.

October 2, 2011, was another early-rise morning so we could get to Denver in time to get ready for the Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure. Tiffany was "under the weather", so our friends, Stephanie and Sophie, went with me. Stephanie and I painted pink ribbons on faces and Sophie took pictures until my camera ran down. I think we must have painted about 350 faces! It was sad to be there without Tiffany, but I surely did enjoy being with Stephanie and Sophie.

On October 16, 2011, Tiffany and I went to Scottsbluff, Nebraska, where I was honored to be a speaker at Surviving Beautifully, a fundraiser to help families of cancer patients. We had such a wonderful time. There we met a beautiful young girl named Danika. Tiffany painted her bald head, and we couldn't get over her beautiful smile. Danika went to sing with the angels a very short time after the event. She has been such an inspiration to me. Click here to see pictures.

October 22, 2011 found us painting at a fundraiser, Owen's Warriors for a sweet little boy named Owen. I see by his Facebook page that he is now cancer-free. Praise God! Click here for pictures.

In 2012, we didn't attended as many events as we had in the past, as I've suffered severe back problems and spent much of the year recovering from three back surgeries.

July 6, 2012, found us at Relay For Life in Greeley for our third year in a row. Once again we were in the Survivor Oasis and loving it. I wasn't able to help Tiffany very much, as I was still pretty crippled. Click for pictures.

August 11, 2012 found us in Cheyenne, Wyoming at the Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure for our second year. It was wonderful to meet Heather Blakely Voyles, the face on Cheerios boxes for the month of October 2012 (breast cancer awareness month). We'd painted Heather's face in 2011. She shared that she had resisted losing her hair until she heard my story. She decided to "embrace the baldness" and was so happy that she did. Pictures here.

At 4 a.m. on October 6, 2012, we headed to Denver to paint pink ribbons at the Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure. It was a cold-but-beautiful fall day and we had lots of fun with the people there. Pictures here.