Monday, May 22, 2017

Soul Shine Celebration June 22 2017

we are throwing a big party
as a benefit for ALS
as a thank you to the Big Sky community
to listen to good music
to have good old fashioned fun
a carnival for kids of all ages
food, drink and more fun
we hope you all can make it
to learn more about the organizations
we encourage you to support

SOUL SHINE CELEBRATION - The Hungry Moose Market and Deli Adds Carnival and ALS Awareness to Annual Community Event
June 22, 2017 Town Center Stage Park beginning at 5pm
As in past years, The Hungry Moose Market and Deli will sponsor the first Music in the Mountains Concert Series on June 22nd. But this June, the event has been enhanced to both thank and celebrate the Big Sky Community and to raise awareness about a disease that has hit home for The Robin family, the owners of the Hungry Moose.
Last September, Mark Robin was diagnosed with Amytrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gherig’s disease. Since that time, the Robin family, along with their close friends, family and the community of Big Sky has learned first hand the devastating effects of this disease on a previously very healthy individual. “The disease is dark” says Jackie Robin “but the outpouring of love and support for our family has been nothing but light-filled. We are overwhelmed.”
The inspiration for the name Soul Shine came from one of many hand made cards Mark has received from local kids who know him as Marky Moose. It read, “you have Soul Shine. I love you”.
In honor of Mark, and as a thank you to the community for their outpouring of support, this year’s concert event featuring The L’il Smokies and the Gallatin Grass Project will also include a free carnival beginning at 5pm. Additional music by Lauren Jackson, complimentary food and drinks, games, a dunking booth, a balloon-artist clown, face- painting, cotton candy and more, are all planned.
“The Hungry Moose family—and the Robin family—have never been more grateful to our friends, employees, customers and community,” explains Jackie Robin. “our staff has done a fantastic job managing both stores, our customers have been loyal, and we’ve been overwhelmed with the help and support we’ve received from so many.”
The Robin family has identified two organizations working to support people with ALS and their famiies and one research facility working on treatments. The Evergreen Chapter of the National ALS society is located near Seattle but covers Montana and has been a great resource for the Robin Family. Team Gleason-founded and inspired by former NFL player, Steve Gleason focuses on the quality of life of the ALS sufferer providing technology grants and helping families realize dreams of travel and adventure. Massachusetts General Hospital ALS clinic is dedicated to finding treatments to ease the path of a person with ALS.
Donations to any of these three organizations are gratefully encouraged. There will be an information tent for all three at the Soul Shine Celebration or visit to learn more and contribute online.

To follow Mark Robin’s life with ALS, visit his blog, or check out  Soul Shine on Facebook at and link to the blog and giving opportunities. 

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