A few weeks ago, John posted a story on Chive Charities recipient Michael Sexton. Michael is a true Chiver and has been hitting SoCal unofficial meetups for the last few years – all the while dealing with a rare disease called Sarcoid Myopathy. It’s a disease that attacks your muscles, making them increasingly weak until they lose all their strength. There is no cure for the disease and it is nothing short of relentless as it attacks and breaks down muscle tissue. Michael is the only documented case in America since the early 1970s. The bar was set at a $50,000 goal for Chive Nation, and in true Chiver fashion, the goal was obliterated with over $94,000 donated.
A large portion of that came from Chive on Cali, a Bona Fide Chapter and one that Michael is a member of. Chive on Cali wanted to do something special for Michael, so they partnered with Harrah’s SoCal resort to throw a pool party. Michael was in attendance, had an amazing time, and Chive on Cali ended up raising a whopping $55,000. Amazing work.
Chive Nation meetups are in full-swing, so be sure to check out the ‘Events on the Horizon’ section and remember what momma told you: make us proud. Have a blast, keep it fun, get wasted, and tip the shit out of the staff.
Harrah’s has a phenomenal lazy river that set the stage for an awesome shitshow.
Hundreds of Chivers and Chivettes from souther Cali came to the resort to cut loose for the day.
Michael arriving for the party.
The Chive Nation team ended up crashing to party and gave the Chive on Cali admins, Sara and Ron, their Bona Fide flag.
We also hooked them up with special Bona Fide pins to dole out.
Our event coordinator, Chelsea Miller, came to to hand out some exclusive Chive Fest gear and invite Michael to Chive Fest Seattle this weekend. He’ll be there – if you are coming as well, be sure to say hi.
Special thanks to Harrah’s Resort Southern California for hosting the party. Also a huge thank you to Chive on Cali for being one of the best Chive Chapters out there. And of course, a big tip of the hat to Michael for letting us crash his party. Be sure to follow him on Twitter.
Follow this awesome Cali Chivette, Emma Richter, on Twitter.
We’re in Seattle ready to get our faces melted off by Steel Panther tomorrow at Chive Fest and to celebrate, we’ve made the all-new Washington Keep Calm available.
A portion of proceeds goes towards Chive Charities. Get it right HERE.