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A blog for fans of Clay Aiken. It may take a while but in the end, truth will win out over lies. Keep it clean, no threats ... and if I don't like what you say I own the delete key.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

A message from Broadway Cares

This email was received in response to complaints about the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids volunteer blogger who forgot to use common sense when blogging about the Sir Robin bear bringing in $17,000.00 for the BC/EFA auction.

From Broadway Cares:

Dear Friends:

I apologize for the careless and stupid blog that a
thoughtless BC/EFA
volunteer wrote after the Broadway Bears Auction on
Sunday, February 17th.

The $17,000 raised from the sale of the "Sir
Robin Bear" - that was signed
by both David Hyde Pierce, who originated the
role and by Clay, who is now
having great success playing the role - is one
of the highest winning bids made
from any Broadway Bear. Without question,
much of that success can be
attributed to Clay generously signing the bear.

Our misguided blogger should know how much BC/EFA appreciates Clay's
support - and I will make sure he does.

In 2004, we presented
Heather Headley in concert at the New Amsterdam
Theatre. Ten days before the
event, Clay graciously agreed to join Heather in
the duet "Can You Feel the
Love Tonight" from THE LION KING. Over the weekend
following the
announcement over $50,000 in tickets were sold, based strictly on
involvement. I was very grateful for Clay's support then, as I am most
appreciative of Clay's support now that he is starring in one of Broadway's
biggest hits, SPAMALOT.

I hope you will not consider this one blog
entry to be in any way
representative of BC/EFA's appreciation of Clay's
generosity and talents or the
incredible support of his fans. If I could ask
you a favor, I hope you will also
copy this, BC/EFA's official response,
onto the various blogs to which you sent
one person's unfortunate blog. It
will mean alot to BC/EFA, even more to the
people and organizations we
assist and let the thousands who enjoy Clay's work
know how much we
appreciate his support. I hope we can continue to count on

Tom Viola
Executive Director

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very nice indeed! What a shame there are stupid people out there that just want to spoil what was a wonderful donation.

Thanks for posting this!!!


February 20, 2008 7:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anybody know what this dumb ass blogger said? They posted this response on the CB but not the original blog.

February 20, 2008 10:23 AM  
Blogger Truth Rules said...

The original blog has been deleted and the blogger has apologized so I chose not to repeat what was said.

February 20, 2008 10:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tom Viola is a class act. In the future, I'm sure the Claynation will again be more than happy to donate to the BC/EFA.

February 21, 2008 12:49 AM  

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