Freaks in Fishnets Against Domestic Violence!

Heroes for Hope Kickline!
We’re proud to announce that we are walking in the Heroes for Hope charity 5K for the 5th year to raise money for Family Shelter Service. We have raised over $20,000 for FSS in the last 5 years and we are collecting money at the show, so please bring a little extra when you come see us. No donation too big or too small – we will happily take your pocket change; we’re not proud.
The big walk is Oct. 30 at Midwestern University, and we’ll be rocking our corsets at 8am right after our big Halloween show – wait’ll they get a load of us!

We are teaming up this year with Indiana cast Help Me Mommy, and we have donations from as far away as Israel, Japan, France and Germany! You can support us with a credit card donation here:
http://fss.donorpages.com/16WalkRun/TeamRockyHorror/
Thank you for your support – DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUCKS!

Trixie in sneakers

Climbing Stairs to Fight Lung Cancer

Getting ready to climb Oakbrook Terrace Tower
Getting ready to climb Oakbrook Terrace Tower

Thank you to our audience and other supporters for a very successful Fight for Air stair climb to fight lung cancer on Feb 8! Our 6 person team all finished, and with your help we raised $1350 for the American Lung Association.

We were featured in the Chicago Tribune on-line and our photos from the event were shared by Lady Patricia Stephens (Pat Quinn, who played Magenta!) on her Facebook page.

We’re now the #1 Google result for both “Rocky Horror” + Charity and for “Rocky Horror” + “Fight for Air” and we’re so proud.

Love to you all – cancer sucks!

We walked. We did Halloween. Now for the rest of the year!

Thanks very much to all our fans who donated and made the Hero for Hope event a huge success!

The team
The team

Our audience, friends and family raised over $5000 for the Family Shelter Service domestic violence shelter! The team won top fundraiser, with Audrey and Ruth netting top individual fundraiser honors, AND three cast members earned medals for their times (about an hour to walk 5K) – Desmond and Dylan won 2nd and 3rd, and Olivia won 2nd in their age divisions!

Thank you to everyone for opening your hearts and wallets. We went right from the 5K into the Halloween season, which was crazy and wonderful and we’re gonna LOVE next year, when Halloween’s on a Saturday! See you at the show…

Our medalists!
Our medalists!
Ruth and Audrey win top fundraisers
Ruth and Audrey win top fundraisers

Fighting domestic violence with the power of Rocky Horror!

It’s 2 days until the Heroes for Hope charity 5K, and with the help of the Rocky Horror community (and our families and friends – hi, Mom!) we have raised nearly $4500 to fight domestic violence. Rocky Horror plays in 32 states in the US – we have donations from 29 of them!

When we wake up Sunday morning to put on our makeup, pull on our fishnets and lace up our shoes, we believe we’ll have $4711 to hand to the fine folks at Family Shelter Service. Thanks to all of you for your help!

If you’d like to donate and you haven’t yet (calling our friends from New Mexico, South Carolina and Tennessee!), you can at http://fss.donorpages.com/HeroforHope2014/CompletelyCrazy/

Next week is October and we’ll be getting ready for Halloween.

The team puts on our sneakers.
The team puts on our sneakers.

First, we’d like to thank all of our friends from:

Arizona
California
Colorado
Washington DC
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Kentucky
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
North Carolina
Nebraska
New Jersey
Nevada
New York
Ohio
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Dakota
Texas
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin

Taiwan – Scotland – Australia – and Germany!

Heroes for Hope (in fishnets!) Please help us beat the Girl Scouts!

We’re walking 5K in our Rocky Horror costumes for local domestic violence shelter Family Shelter Services on Sept. 28. We need your help – our goal is $4711! (Want to know why? Take a good look at Frank’s leg when you come see the show Saturday.)

Please bring a little extra cash to the show – we will be collecting for the charity. Every little bit helps, and we love you for it. The shelter is just down the street from our theater. They help thousands of people in our community, and even $5 will fund a child’s breakfast in the shelter. (And we really, really want to be the Girl Scouts team.)
Frank in sneakers
THANK YOU!

(Couldn’t give at the show? You can donate on-line right here: click on http://fss.donorpages.com/HeroforHope2014/CompletelyCrazy/

Thanks for your help!

We enjoy doing charity work at Completely Crazy; thanks to our audience from our Memorial Day show. We donated a third of the proceeds from prop kit sales to Paws for Purple Hearts, a charity which Paws for Purple Hearts (PPH) teaches veterans and active duty personnel with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to train service dogs for their comrades with combat-related injuries. PPH is built upon the trusted and time-honored tradition of Veterans helping Veterans.

Thanks for helping us support this worthy cause!
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Starting off 2014 with a high kick, and a charity stair climb!

Happy 2014! Hope yours is successful and full of joy and a lot of fun. We’ll be putting on a hell of a show every Saturday; come join us!

As part of our 2014 activities, we’re participating in the Feb. 9 Fight for Air stair climb – scaling the Western Suburbs’ tallest building, the Oakbrook Terrace Tower (31 flights of stairs!) in our Rocky costumes. The firefighters in full gear beat our time last year, but we think we look better in stockings. (If you’re a firefighter and you can prove otherwise, please PLEASE send us the photos!) Proceeds benefit the American Lung Association.

The walkers - we had two finish in the top 400!
The climbers from 2013 – we had two finish in the top 400!

Seriously, it seems like half the crowd at Rocky smokes, and frankly, so does half the cast. We’ll need the American Lung Association someday, so please give generously at the show. You can also donate here:
http://action.lung.org/site/TR/Climb/ALAUM_Upper_Midwest?team_id=82265&pg=team&fr_id=7960

Thanks!

ZOMBIES INVADE WOODRIDGE!

Or at least we hear they will on Saturday, Oct 12, at Hollywood Blvd!

Come see us – we’ve heard your brains are delicious!

In other news, THIS:
Google “Rocky Horror” + Charity.
Look at the top two results – we’ve been in the #1 or #2 spot for 2 weeks now! $3600 plus raised so far, with 3 weeks to go! Please help us reach $4711 by donating at the show or here: http://fss.donorpages.com/HeroforHope2013/CompletelyCrazy/ . We’ll post lots of pictures of us walking 5K in our Rocky costumes for YOU, our fabulous audience, and for local women’s shelter Family Shelter Service!

We <3 our Rocky family! With your help, we've raised $2600 so far against domestic violence!

So far, Completely Crazy is the top fundraising team in the “Heroes for Hope” costumed 5K walk against domestic violence – AND the top four fundraisers are all from our team too! (Check out Frank N Furter’s page at http://fss.donorpages.com/HeroforHope2013/FrankNFurter/ – this is where we record all the cash donations that go to the cast as a whole.) Take that, Girl Scouts!

We’ve done this because of you, our Rocky Horror audience, and because of support from our Rocky Horror family – local casts from Milwaukee, Indiana, Chicago, DeKalb and Michigan, and fans from California to Rhode Island, even the UK and Australia, have come together to show that Rocky Horror people are amazing, raising more than $2600 so far with five weeks to go! We are $700 from breaking our record of $3310 raised last year, and more than halfway to our goal of $4711. Makes you proud to slut around in your fishnets, doesn’t it?