John Mayer fans banding together to raise money for NCIRE

For those of you who have been supporting NCIRE and VHIP this summer (and prior) THIS is the kind of stuff they are doing. Big props to our friend Gerard!

Weekend Recap: Music, Caring and Goodness

Sue and I had are just winding down from our weekend road trip which started in Chicago, then Indianapolis, and ended in Springfield.   
We had the pleasure of volunteering with some really excellent people this weekend. 
In Chicago we had a volunteer, Candace, who was volunteering in the memory of her friend who was injured in Iraq and suffered from PTS.  Hearing her tell his story brought me to tears.  To make the long story short, he joined the military because he had no where else to go, he got injured in combat, and was even awarded a purple heart. Unfortunately , he just couldn’t cope with the effects of war, and took his own life.  
Candace was fantastic.  She actually had such a great time, and was so passionate about what we were doing that she came back and helped us volunteer in Springfield. It was pretty amazing.   
In Indianapolis we were able to meet up with a friend, his wife and their 10 year old daughter Isabelle. They volunteered and Isabelle was THE GREATEST!  Some of you may have seen Isabelle’s picture on the JohnMayer.com official twitter. Her favorite song is Neon and she was certain he wouldn’t play it… But he did! She really was the happiest 10 year old ever!
In Springfield we had a volunteer who was an injured veteran. She was so amazing. Her story was heartbreaking and unfortunately so common to veterans returning home.  She told the group of volunteers a little bit about her time in the Marines and the Army (that’s right, BOTH) and also gave us some really shocking facts.  She said that Veterans DON’T have healthcare. Like most of us who have jobs and are offered healthcare benefits, they do not have that option. If they get sick they can’t just go to the VA as there are not enough doctors and without private healthcare, most cant afford to see a regular doctor. She was injured in combat and still has to wait to get the full treatment she needs from the VA. It’s just unreal. We really felt honored to have her with us. 
To sum things up, John spoke a lot on stage this weekend about seeing so much good in his fans. There is no truer statement and we are still amazed at the opportunity to experience this first hand. 
One last thing, after talking to Candace about her friend, she asked that we never give up on this cause.
Done. 
-Brenda

john-theking asked:

For the Paradise Valley sweepstakes, do you know if the winner can take somebody with them if he/she is under 18 (the guest, not the winner)?

You can check out the rules here:

http://www.tweematic.com/bornandraised/

NYC May 2011 when we attended in the “In support of our troops” benefit. #johnmayer #ncire #throwbackthursday #tbt #jmwristbands

NYC May 2011 when we attended in the “In support of our troops” benefit. #johnmayer #ncire #throwbackthursday #tbt #jmwristbands

Volunteer Opportunities!

Hello All!
As you know JMWristbands will be selling wristbands on the US summer tour. We will have volunteers help collect donations to NCIRE and much more! It’s a great opportunity to help get the word out about Johns involvement with NCIRE and veterans health.
REVERB is helping organize everyone so if you are interested in helping, and haven’t contacted us yet you can sign up here: http://www.reverb.org/mayervol.html Once you sign up, please email us at customerservice@jmwristbands.com and let us know!

See you guys soon!

Sue and Kristy at the wristband table Summer 2010. #throwbackthursday #tbt 
Let’s do it again! See you soon! #mayerisback #helpjohnhelpvets

Sue and Kristy at the wristband table Summer 2010. #throwbackthursday #tbt
Let’s do it again! See you soon! #mayerisback #helpjohnhelpvets

Going way back! #waybackwednesday

Going way back! #waybackwednesday

Paradise Valley Flyaway Sweepstakes

johnmayer:

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Unlock a brand-new video of the unreleased track “Waiting On The Day”, available on the new album Paradise Valley out 8/13. PLUS, enter the #ParadiseValleyFlyaway for a chance to see the Born and Raised Tour in Phoenix (Paradise Valley), AZ -> http://bit.ly/ParadiseValleyFlyaway

I hope that everyone has done this and watched the video of :”Waiting On The Day” because its FANTASTIC!

Obsessed. #paperdoll #mayerisback

Obsessed. #paperdoll #mayerisback

Obsessed.

Obsessed.