Operation give life is honored to present the 5th annual “Strings for Dreams” charity event which aids in finding a cure for all childhood cancers. With the support of our community, family, and friends we have donated $19,682.92 to St. Judes Children’s Hospital, we are honored to be allowed to make these donations on behalf of you. Operation Give Life donates one hundred percent of the proceeds from “Strings for Dreams” to this cause. In the past 50 years the cancer survival rate has gone from 20% to more then 80% based on the treatments invented at St. Judes Children’s Hospital. No family ever receives a bill, which allows their main focus to be very present for their child. For a $25.00 dollar donation you will gain access to a stellar party that will consists of an open buffet, drink specials, and raffle prizes all while listening to today’s hottest acoustic performances. This year “Strings for Dreams” will be held at The Shamrock Pub and Grill located at 210 Meadow Street in Waterbury, CT 06702 on Saturday October 13th, 2018 from 1p.m until 5 p.m.. Every year we have seen some amazing acoustic performances and this year will be no different. Taking to the stage will be Emma Casagrande, Emma Shaffer, Kyleen Elyse, and Baily Jeffko. We cannot thank them enough for donated their time and energy. This is a family friendly event so all are welcome and encouraging to come. We support the supporters so any child that comes will receive a gift bag to show our gratitude for there time. If you would like to donate but cannot make it just click the donate button on the top of the page. OGL has had much success throwing these parties and there is a simple reason for that…and that is because of you!!! If your free and able please stop by, regardless please enjoy your day!!
THANK YOU once again to everyone who came out and donated to the Fourth Annual Strings For Dreams 2017 event. Thanks to you, once again we topped our goal with$5,707.92 raised!!! This brings our total to $19,682.92 to help find a cure for childhood cancer, donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This makes us smile, and we are all very thankful for everyones help. A massive thank you goes out to the Operation Give Life team, Kohl’s, all the artists Emma Casagrande, Acoustic Marshpit, Feel Good Music & Manny Benitez, everyone who donated raffle prizes and of course everyone who attended the event and donated online! Much love and respect. OGL Team!
Operation Give Life is honored to present the Fourth Annual “Strings For Dreams” benefit, a charity event that donates 100% of the proceeds to finding a cure for all types of childhood cancers. So far, we as a community have raised $13,975 dollars for this cause. In the U.S. childhood cancer remains the leading cause of death among children raging from 0-19 years of age. There is hope, studies show in the last 40 years the overall survival rate for a child diagnosed with cancer has increased from 10% to almost 90%. With your help, a 100% survival rate will be seen in our lifetime. For a $25.00 dollar donation you will listen to today’s hottest acoustic performers, have access to an amazing buffet, as well as unlimited Bud Light Drafts and drink specials. There will be a ton raffle prizes to be won and laughs to be had. Your performers include Acoustic Marshpit, www.theacousticmarshpit.co
A HUGE Thank YOU to everyone who came out and attended the 3rd annual “Strings For Dreams” event this past Sunday at Roma Sorts Bar in New Britain CT. We raised $5000 to donate to St Jude children’s hospital! This was our biggest SFD yet, we are super excited! Thank you to all the artists involved, kohls cares, and everyone who donated raffle prizes and helped out, we couldn’t have done this with out you! As crazy as this sounds, we all ready got the wheels turning for next event which will be happening in the fall! With all our love – OGL Team
I am super excited for this years annual “Strings For Dreams” event. We have an amazing line up for yea featuring Jeff Tuohy, Emma Shaffer & Emma Casagrande. We will also have a special appearance by our good friend, the young and talented Manny. It’s going down on July 17th (Sunday) from 4-8PM @ Roma Sports Bar & Grill in New Britain CT. We will have food, raffle and lots of drinks specials. If you can not make it to the event but still would like to donate, please do so by clicking the “Donate” button at the top of the page. THANK YOU and hope to see you there!
We love helping people out, that’s what we do. It’s why I started this organization in 2008. Pam Evans needed finical assistance and we came through! She sent us a beautiful Thank You letter which we wanted to share with you and in hopes gets you inspired.
I received the check from you and your organization in the amount of 500.00 and I am thrilled, overwhelmed and grateful!!!! It is with joyful heart that I will send Jefferson Radiology the check to offset the bill I received. I feel incredibly blessed and indebted to you and your organization for helping me. As you may know I am a food server/bartender in the hospitality industry and had to take 2 weeks off after my breast lumpectomy due to the removal of 4 lymph nodes. When I can’t work I don’t get paid and your check was a total Godsend!!!! I have appointments tomorrow with both my radiologist and oncologist and am praying that I will only need 6 weeks of radiation to say goodbye to cancer, but I will find out tomorrow. Throughout this journey with cancer I have embraced the goodness of my family, friends, coworkers and regulars in the restaurants I work. I found a quote that embodies how I feel: “It is impossible to feel depressed and gratitude in the same moment.” I have had an abundance of gratitude, each step of this and you and your organization are definitely giving me joy in the goodness of humanity!!!! Thank you so much and thanks so much to my very dear friend, and charity worker extraordinaire Austin for thinking of me for this donation.
THANK YOU to everyone who attended and donated to #GO4Life. The event was a huge success raising over $15,000 for George Officer! Without the support and generosity of all of YOU, this could have never happened! To date, this was the biggest event for OGL. #GO4Life helped push us over $20,000 raised in 2015. It is incredible to see how far we’ve come since we started OGL in 2008, when we held one event and raised $1200! Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you all at our 3rd annual Strings For Dreams event on July 17th!
George is still in need of a liver, so please if you would like to help, visit his page for all the info. Click HERE
JOIN US in a celebratory afternoon full of games, raffles, & music to benefit the Officer Family! All are welcome to share this event & invite your families & friends! Food & beverages will be provided! For all the information please head over to the facebook event page by clicking HERE
THANK YOU to everyone who attended and donated to the second annual ‘Strings For Dreams’ event last Sunday, August 16th, at Roma’s Sports Bar & Grill in New Britain, CT. What an incredible turn out! Amazing music by Kelsey Kaplan, Thomas Parkes, Giovanna and Manny. Fabulous food from Roma Sports Bar & Grill, and just amazing, loving, caring and giving people. This year we beat last years total by $200 raising a grand total of $4500!! This makes us super happy. We couldn’t do this without your help! You drive our inspiration! Stay posted as we are setting up a couple more events before years end. Here are some pictures & videos of the event. THANK YOU again.
We have a ton of great pictures from this years event to share with you as well! Click any of the images below to view them!
Hello everyone, we hope the summer has been treating you kind! We finally have the official word of our second annual, ‘Strings For Dreams’ event. It will be held at Roma Sports Bar & Grill in New Britain, CT on Sunday, August 16th, 2015. We will have LIVE acoustic music from the likes of local artists Kelsey Kaplan, Eric Landry & Thomas Parkes. This benefit to improve the lives of children battling with childhood cancer is just a mere $25.00 donation, and we will also be holding a raffle and providing food and drink specials in return your for your generosity. Our first annual ‘Strings For Dreams’ event was a huge success, and we are hoping that you all can make it out to this one and make it just as special! We will have a link to our event page where you can make an online donation coming soon, or you may make your donation at the door the day of the event.
Please RSVP at the official event page by clicking HERE – or simply click the event flyer below.
Last year we raised $4,500 at the Operation Give Life’s “Strings For Dreams” event. All the money was donated to St Jude’s Children’s Hospital. For our generous donation, we had 2 bricks donated on OGL’s behalf for the new hospital building being built as we speak. “Strings For Dreams 2015” date will be announced soon. We are getting all the details put together now. Thank you for all your continued support!
Check out the pictures of our bricks for St Jude’s Children’s Hospital:
THANK YOU to everyone who donated and attended Train For Life’s Glow In The Dark Boot Camp on January 30th. This was the first Operation Give Life event of 2015 and was a major success. We raised $1,650! Special thanks to Drew & Jordan McConaha. These incredible people have true passion for what they do and believe in. If you live in Western Mass, check out their facilities and training programs, they are second to none! Check out their website at www.TrainForLife.com – again, thank you for all of your support!
Also, be sure to head over for Train For Life’s Facebook page for the most up to date events and information on them! Check out some of the pictures from the event below!
Welcome to a brand new year! All of us at Operation Give Life hope you all had a safe and eventful holiday! It’s time for us to get back to work and we are kicking off the new year with a HUGE event! We have paired up with Train For Life in Massachusets to host the first annual Glow In The Dark Boot Camp! This event takes place on Friday, January 30th, 2015 – and all of the proceeds from this event will be donated to Operation Give Life to help us continue our fight against cancer! The event will also feature music provided by OGL’s own, Randy Boyer!
You can get more information on the event by CLICKING HERE
Cost for members is $10 per person and $20 for non-members.
Sign ups will be available on MindBody for members in the next few days. Non-members can contact Drew via his Facebook or by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope you all can come out and support this event! See you there!
Operation Give Life 2014 was yet another success. A huge THANK YOU goes out to anyone and everyone who attended, donated and help spread the word! Another huge thanks goes out to the Electric Run for having us as the “OFFICIAL” sponsor to their Hartford event. Also, a HUGE shout out goes to Kohl’s and their ‘Kohl’s Cares’ teams. This year, we had 9 stores volunteer to help us out. That’s super cool! All of this could not be possible with out some incredible people’s help. Karen Boyer, Austin Mabrouk, Dave Woznicki, Joe Antonio, Michelle Moniz, Denny Thorne and Drew Woodley. We will keep you posted on the final money’s raised in the next few weeks. Check out some pics from the event. Enjoy!
We have a lot more events planned, so make sure you keep checking back for updates on where we will be next! And thank you again for helping us continue the fight to find a cure for cancer!
October 11th is almost here! We have been so busy getting ready for our big Operation Give Live event at Electric Run Hartford. We really need your help! We are looking for volunteers to help us at the event. You can click the link below to sign up and get more information. You too can help us find a cure for cancer by helping us out! It’s going to be a blast, and it’s for an amazing cause.
CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER!
Also, we’ve been gearing up for OGL @ Electric Run Hartford with our own promotional cart inside the Buckland Hills Mall in Manchester, CT – as well as our HUGE billboard on I-84! If you catch it, take a picture and send it to us on our Facebook page! Check out these awesome pictures of our cart at the Buckland Hills Mall!
Please make sure and share this with your friends! We will have another update shortly with more information regarding the event!
We’re back!!! Last years success brought us over $8000, and our goal this year is to break $10k. Operation Give Life has yet again teamed up with the Electric Run and you guessed it, we have a promo code for you as well. Use promo code: OGL when signing up and save $5. A portion of your donation will be donated to OGL as well. Very IMPORTANT. Make sure and click the LED Shades when checking out. These must be checked for your OGL promo code to work and they are FREE! We are also looking for volunteers for the Electric Run, if you would like to do this, here’s the link.
CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER!
The official after party for the Electric Run will be held at Boutique (Formally Room 960) I will be closing out the night but we have Grant Ogren and my good friend Joe Bermudez rockin the decks. This is going to be a night to remember!
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Operation Give Life and The Tavern at The Exchange proudly presents “Strings for Dreams”. An acoustic fundraiser to help put an end to childhood cancer.
Less than 10 days until OGL 2013 @ Electric Run! Really looking forward to this monumental day. It’s looking like over 10,000 people!!! If you still would like to sign up, head over to: http://electricrun.com – and make sure to use promo code: OGL – for a 10% discount. Also proceeds from your sign up go to Operation Give Life. We will be giving away Randy Boyer’s exclusive mix compilation ‘Revolution’ for FREE at this event. You can also donate any amount of money on the donate page on this website. Anything is welcome. THANK YOU!
I mean it just doesn’t get any bigger than this, right? The 6th annual OGL & Electric Run is happening Saturday, August 10th at Rentschler Field in Hartford, CT. To make things even better, I also have a 10% off discount code for everyone signing up. Use PROMO CODE: OGL – and $5 gets donated to OGL, and you save money signing up. It’s going to be incredible! I will be headlining this event and it’s already looking like there’s going to be over 10,000 people! More info to come! You can go register now at www.ElectricRun.com – Don’t forget to use PROMO CODE: OGL
What an amazing year this has been. We raised over $4,500 this year bringing the grand total to over $12,000 in 5 years! Words can’t even explain how excited I am as well as honored to know that we (that means all of you) have done this. Massive thanks to DVDJ Unique and everyone who worked extremely hard for this event. The white party was a hit. Really looking forward to the coming years and making this annual event even bigger. THANK YOU ALL!
This years OGL 2012 will be a white theme party. Lots of people asking for it, so here it is. Not only do you get the white party, but you get to party with a cause! Already this year OGL has raised $2750.00 thanks to Austin Mabrouk & Elizabeth Rouleau with a massive fund-raiser and donation. It doesn’t stop there. The Main Event this year will be at Room 960 on August 4th. Randy Boyer will be head lining the event and DVDJ Unique will be opening up the night and also proving visuals for the entire evening. We will have live performances, lasers, CO2 cannons and much more TBA. You can donate online or at the door. It’s simple, just click the donate button on the top of the page. It will be $15 at the door and $10 online. 100% of the donations will be donated to the dana-farber cancer institute. This is going to be an epic night, we will have photographers & videographers there as well, so make sure to wear as much white clothing as possible. If you can not make it, thats ok you can still donate online and help us reach our goal. Really looking forward to this event this year, lets help find a cure
A HUGE Thank You goes out to Austin Mabrouk & Elizabeth Rouleau for an incredible event they put on June 2nd. They donated $2750.00 to OGL. We can not thank you enough for your hard work and dedication. Your event was top notch and OGL was very happy to be a part of it. This is going to be a record year because of your help and we look forward to producing many more. Thanks again for your unselfish, thoughtful and beautiful souls!
OGL is teaming up with a couple friends to help throw a breat cancer fund-raising event, Heres all the info you need 🙂 June 2nd 2012 @ Roma Sports Bra & Grill. 382 Allen Street, New Britian CT. You can donate on the “Donate Page” of OGL. Birthdays are a perfect way to celebrate life. So what better way to celebrate our birthdays this year than to help save someone else?s. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women today. Just under 30% of cancers in women are breast cancers (Retrieved from Breastcancer.org). 30 is the new 26 will not only be a memorable birthday party for us both, but it will change a life, or many. 100% of the money donated and collected for tickets & raffle prizes will go to 2 charities; Operation Give Life and Hartford Hospitals Mobile Mammogram Program. Please join us in celebrating the gift of life and instead of giving us gifts, help us give this gift to someone else. YOU GUYS ROCK, DON?T FORGET TO BRING YOUR PARTY PANTS?OR SKIRTS.
This Friday night Aug. 5th from 6pm-9pm at Shish Lounge in West Hartford CT is the OGL “Silent Auction”. There will be half price apps and drink specials for this event. Lots of great prizes (shown below). $5 to get in, 100% of the proceeds goes to Operation Give life to benefit the Pan Mass challenge and fight cancer research. This will also be my last Friday djing at Shish Lounge and anyone who attends the event can stay and hang out for FREE. Really hope you guys can make it out, it’s for a great cause!
1 $50 Gift Certificate to Glastonbury Jewelers
2 Sushi Book and Kit $55.00 Anonymous
3 Intense Moisture Manicure $35.00
4 $25 Gift Certificate To Walmart
5 Gift Certifiate for 2 Fundamental Crossfit Classes $100.00 Crossfit Reload
6 Margarita Kit $50.00 Anonymous
7 $50 Gift Certificate to Shish Kebab House of Afghanistan
8 $25 Gift Certificate to It’s Only Natural
9 4 Complimentary Tickets for Admission $40.00 Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
10 Gift Cetrtificate for Oil Change $40.00 Modern Tire
11 10 Day Class Punch Card $150.00 Crossfit Strongtown
12 $50 Gift Certificate to J. Gilbert’s Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood
13 Month of Classes with On-Ramp $215.00 Crossfit Nor’Easter
14 Intense Moisture Manicure $35.00
15 Family 4 Pack to KidCIty Children’s Museum $32.00 Kidcity Children’s Museum
16 Family 4 Pack to The Children’s Museum $44.00 The Children’s Museum
17 Two Adult Admissions to Mystic Seaport $48.00 Mystic Seaport
18 4 Adult Guess Passes to Mew Britain Museum of Art $40.00 New Britain Museum Of American Art
All right, so this years OGL Raised $2000 for the 4th consecutive year in a row. THANK YOU to everyone who donated and helped out. Big shout out goes to Emily & Annette for all there help this year, and we are looking to do even bigger and better things next year. This event means so much to me and also anyone with cancer or anyone who knows anyone with cancer, so thank you once again for all the donations and kind emails, they really mean a lot to me. Enjoy the rest of the summer everyone!
Now that was a party! All the djs rocked amazing sets and CT lasers lit up the skys, So much fun. This years event raised over $1800, so THANK YOU. Just want to let you all know about the “Silent Auction” for OGL going down on Friday Aug. 5th @ Shish lounge. Its happening from 6-9pm and then im perfroming from 9-2am. It’s $5 to get in, half price apps and drink specials…
Alright, so this is it, the final week. Really looking forward to seeing everyone at Room 960 on Saturday. It’s going to be a lot of fun, and most importantly hopefully reach over $2000 at the door. Please share this page with all of your friends. Please remember, people can donate until Aug 6th. It’s safe, and easy, just click the donate page on top. Thanks to everyone who has donated all ready 🙂
The count down is on! Only 2 weeks left until the 4th annual Operation Give Life event is here. The first 40 people to donate will get into the event for a reduced admission, so i would highly recomend you do that ASAP, it won’t last long! Really excited to have Darude back in Hartford to rock this place. The event is July 23 at Room 960. Doors are at 9pm and CT Lasers will be in the house. Even if you can not make the event, you can still donate online. Its safe, secure just head over to the donate page and click chip in. Thanks to all of you for reading this, it woul dbe greatly appreciative if you can share this with all your friends on facebook and twitter, just click the share button on the top. Thank you so much for your support. It’s a great cause!
Welcome to the newly re-designed Operation Give Life 2011 website. Operation Give Life will be throwing its fourth annual fundraising/charity event on July 23 at Room 960. $20 donation proceeds raised from OGL 2011 support the pan-mass Challenge (pmc)
plus more to be announced!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!! This year OGL reached a milestone by raising the most money ever! Over $2000 ($2,030 to be exact!) was raised this year and i can’t thank you all enough. There was massive support at the event and also all over the world. It really touches my heart to see how many people still make an effort to donate in times like these. It was truly a great time had by all and for such a great cause! BIG thanks to Aaron @ Shish Lounge, Elyse Lavin & Sam Scroxton for all the help in organizing and marketing. Of course thank you to all the DJs: Mike Saint-Jules, Zach Roth, Si-Dog, Brian Devine, and Shawn Edit McDonald. Thanks to Mark from CT Lasers for putting on an amazing light show. Next year will be bigger and better, and don’t forget you can donate when ever you want. We are now a 501c non profit organization, so any major companies that would like to donate, please contact me directly! Thank you all for changing lives. Hope to see you all soon!!
Markus Schulz was invited to become a part of the third annual OGL 2010 by autographing a 20″ by 30″ photograph which will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. The photograph is very unique as it was taken at the 2010 Winter Music Conference in Miami by Las Vegas Nightlife Photographer, Mikey McNulty. The photograph truly captures the excitement of WMC, and is featured as the banner on Markus Schulz’s very own website, http://www.markusschulz.com. You can be the owner of this exclusive autographed print while contributing to a great cause at the same time!
Operation Give Life, benefiting the 2010 PAN-MASS Challenge.The goal of OGL is for DJs and music lovers from all over the world to join the worldwide fight against cancer for one night of extraordinary entertainment. (Black & purple attire highly recommended)
July 30th at Shish Lounge, 904 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, CT 21+ 7PM – 2AM
Donations $10 on the list / $15 at the door. To get on the list, make a donation here on the donation page of a least $10 anytime before July 30th (5pm) and you will receive an e-mail confirming your placement on the guest list”.
This years line up is pretty awesome. We have djs from NYC & CT collaborating for 7 hours of music. The DJ’s are all great, and also good friends of mine, so i am extremely excited to have them all aboard for this extraordinary event. Here it is the 2010 OGL DJ Line up. Mike Saint-Jules, Si-Dog, Zack Roth, Brian Devine, DJ Edit and of course myself Randy Boyer will be closing out the night. More info to come, spread the word to everyone you know!
Alright, OGL 2010 is going down at the all new Shish Lounge in West Hartford, CT on Friday, July 30th 2010. This place is beautiful! The venue, the area, the people & crew are all top notch. The line up is almost solidified, we have DJs from NYC & CT this year, bringing it East Coast style! Ill give you guys the full line up next week. Feel free to share this website with whom ever you can. Anyone can donate from all over the world and be a part of this amazing, life changing experience!
Some exciting news. This year has been a break through year for OGL. Its heading into the 3 year and we have all ready raised over $4000 for cancer research. Im extremly happy to share with you that OGL is now a 501c full on non profit orginazion. All the success in the past has made me think long and hard, i really want to grow this thing into a massive annual event and also have several events all over the world. Think BIG, dream BIG! Check back soon for the release date of this years event along with venue and sponsors. Im really looking forward to making peoples live life more comfortable and also find a cure!
Thanks to everyone who attended this amazing event, and also everyone who donated even though they couldn’t make it out to party with us. A huge success, I reached my goal for this year of $2000, which was $400 better than last year, so I’m really excited. Pictures of this night can be viewed in the History Page
This 36” x 24” gallery wrap metallic print is an exclusive edition one of one Vivid Fine Art Print by Las Vegas Photographer Mikey McNulty. The digital negative will be destroyed at the completion of this auction and the winner will be the owner of the exclusive image, which is a part of the Vivid Fine Art Collection. (http://www.VividFineArt.com). The proceeds of this auction will be donated towards Operation Give Life 2009, a cancer benefit nightlife event founded by DJ/Producer Randy Boyer
Mikey McNulty is the creator of the Vivid Fine Art Collection. Vivid is a truly unique & exclusive style of photography, created by using a technique called “shutter drag”, which is commonly found in McNulty’s nightlife photography. Every Vivid piece is created strictly and exclusively in-camera with the movement of the camera and the variety of light sources in the frame – no image editing program manipulation. This makes each photograph entirely unique and 100% unrepeatable.
The shutter drag technique has been used for years in McNulty’s photography, but has been taken to an unprecedented level in the Vivid series. After 5 years of professional photography experience in the entertainment industry and portraiture work, the lights of the finest cities in America have been isolated and permutated to create the Vivid Fine Art series.
Operation Give Life (OGL) was started in 2008 by Randy Boyer in an effort to raise money for cancer research. Every day over 1,500 people in the United States lose their battle against cancer. The goal of OGL is for DJs and music lovers from all over the world to join the worldwide fight against cancer for one night of extraordinary entertainment. OGL 2009 took place on July 18 with DJs Randy Boyer & Tritonal. The event has raised close to $1,000 dollars and fundraising will continue until July 31st.
Money raised from OGL will go to support the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC). The PMC raises money for life-saving cancer research and treatment at The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA, through an annual bike-a-thon that crosses the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 100% of the money raised through ticket sales and donations from OGL will go to support the PMC and more importantly, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, one of the leading centers for cancer research, treatment and patient care.
*Final print will be void of web addresses and text tags and will be signed on the back by the artist, Mikey McNulty.
Operation Give Life, benefiting the 2009 PAN-MASS Challenge. Operation Give Life (OGL) was started in 2008 in an effort to raise money for cancer
research. The goal of OGL is for DJs and music lovers from all over the world to join the worldwide fight against cancer for one night of extraordinary entertainment. (Black & purple attire highly recommended) check out the 2008 event click here
July 18th at Room 960, 960 Main St. Hartford, CT 21+ 9PM – 2AM
Donations $10 on the list / $20 at the door. To get on the list, make a donation here on the donation page of a least $10 anytime before July 17th and you will receive an e-mail confirming your placement on the guest list”.