Concert For Cash 2011

WHAT:4th Annual Concert For Cash with The Hollyfelds and Hillbilly Inferno
WHEN: Saturday, January 22, 2011
WHERE: The Oriental Theater (
4334 West 44th Ave, Denver, CO 80212
WHO: The Hollyfelds with Hillbilly Inferno
WHY: To raise money for programs at The Children’s Hospital
: $35.00 VIP Patron Party / $20.00 General Admission(doors open GA at 7:15 pm),

available by calling 303-550-4310,

at the door

or online at

Or purchase directly online at:

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Memorial Fund Grows to $19, 000-WOW!

Hi All,
We can't even begin to thank everyone who is readying the blog. It really helps us to know that you are out there , looking out for us, checking in.This is such a lonely time. I miss my son so much, the pain doesn't go away even as the days keep going by. Therapy helps and then it is also very hard. Hard work.......I miss him so much. There's not a lot more to share but that.
This is the latest update from Holly Anderson. We got the the Oriental Theater for the benefit concert-MARK YOUR CALENDARS for JAN 18, 2008!
Cash's Mommy

Hello Teri and Page~
During the past few weeks we have received 10 more gifts and Cash's account in now up to $19,096! We are honored to be accepting these donations in his name and are still receiving donations everyday! I know we will hit that $25,000 number very soon.

Attached please find the names and addresses of those who have sent in gifts since August 16, 2007. I will be sending another envelope of cards written directly to you tommorow. You should receive it by the weekend. As you know, we just moved our offices to the new hospital and are still ironing out a few glitches. If for some reason you do not receive the envelope by the weekend please let me know.

I also wanted to follow up on some dates in October for all of us to meet again. We are happy to come to you this time if you would like. Please know, you are always welcome here at our office, but do let me know what you feel the most comfortable with.

Everyday, I am truly so touched as I see the donations and notes that are coming in. Thank you. As always, please feel free to contact me at anytime if you have any further questions.


Wednesday, August 29, 2007

benefit concert...

hey page and teri - i may have a band to play... i'll keep you informed!

thinking of you both - often!


Sunday, August 26, 2007

Benefit Concert Jan 18th 2008

Hi, We got the Oriental Theater for the benefit concert for the Cash Scanlon Phillips Memorial Garden. We have 1 band already committed.........we are looking for more talent.
As the time comes closer we are going to need help:
selling tix, obtaining items for a Silent Auction, putting up posters.
So, if you want to help out in anyway: start asking your people(hairdressers, restaurants, ski shops, dog groomers, artists..)..anyone who may want to donate an item to be auctioned off.
We'll keep you posted as we figure out how to do this.

Thanks so much...onward with hope.
Cash's Mommy

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Grief Attatck

just hit me as I was driving home from work. Oh I miss my baby son so much, it feels like a cannon ball shot Thur my middle. He is my heart and love. I miss my baby, my son, Cashie so much. PLease pray for us, keep praying for us. It's not better, or over or's mommy

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Hoops do Habitait for Humainty for Cash

Hey, just wanted to share these pictures with you. Michael and I did a couple of days building with Habitat for Humanity in Cash's name before we went back to school. The address is 3511 Williams, just north of our old house in the hood. It was an amazing experience and we are grateful to you two and to Cash for inspiring us to do it. I'm sure we will do it every summer. Hope you guys are well, we would love to see you soon. K

Monday, August 20, 2007


I am readying a wonderful book right now. It is giving me hope for our future. our family. My son. I am so very grateful to have sisters like I do that don't even bat an eyelash at the things I say. I am so grateful to have grown up in a family that values Spirituality as a life force. This journey is really not one of Science, or what is fair or not, it's a spiritual journey.
As I have said many times before and always will: I believe that Cash is a Spiritual powerhouse, he came to Page and I , he chose us to be his parents. He is a gift. I hope you can all feel his presence with you, celebrate it. He is magic.
xoxo, Cash's Mommy


4 1/2 years ago on the day that Joed(Dad) died I was driving home from work in a terrible snow storm and turned on the radio and heard Sheryl Crow(the last concert Joed and I saw together)..not so unusual some may say, but I believe that was dad saying "Hey Tricia, I am right here, not so far away and you will always have me nearby" A few days later I was driving through downtown Montpelier, VT and saw this man, it WAS Joed I would swear to anybody, this man was stooped over getting something out of his car and I just could not take my eyes from him, it was dad!!! I have seen this man and heard"Dad" music many times since then and truly believe that it is him talking to me. I described once to somebody as Dad talking to me through my radio(they still think I am a bit off my rocker). He is there when I need to see him and when I need to hear him. I truly believe that our loved ones speak to us and that Cash's red fox is your sign to persevere. He is saying Mom and Dad I am right here you just have to be open to a new way to see me. I have been giving this a lot of thought lately and was in a coffee shop in Portland last week and happened to pick up one of those little local artsy type papers that I know Teri loves to read. Well I read the whole thing(unusual for me, I usually just skip around and look @ pics and stuff) and the last article was about this woman who is a stained glass artist. What drew me to the article was a piece she did w/dragonflies shown w/the article. The article was about how this woman's daughter was very ill and she had to find a way to support herself and stay close to home to take care of her terminally ill child. She ended up opening her own stained glass studio on Munjoy Hill in Portland and is very well known for her work. Well, her daughter sadly passed away and with the grief only a parent would know this woman was looking for a way to just go on and try to live. She looked out the window and saw a dragonfly. She was so taken w/it that she went over to the window and started taking pics of it and it did not move away and did not seem to fear her. When the dragonfly finally left the woman looked down and saw a page of a coloring book that had belonged to her daughter. She took this as a sign from her child. Thus she made the dragonfly piece pictured in the article. Later the woman found out that in ancient Japanese or Chinese(I can't remember which) culture it was believed that the dragonfly was a messenger between the living and deceased. She has had many encounters since with dragonflies in one way or another and is sure that it is her daughter giving her encouragement to her mom.
I guess what I am trying to say is... you are not alone and I believe that Cash is with you and you are both finding ways to see that. I think that is really a gift that he has given you to open up your minds to see things in a different way and know he loves and supports you both.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Blog Smart

Hi Kids,

Just want you to know I think I have finally figured out how to send a message directly to this space.....if this prints you and I will know I did it....

I love you and am thinking of you and of Cashie.....



3 months

Hi all,
It has been heartwarming to say the very least that so many people are out there in the world , cheering us on, watching out for Page and I, celebrating Cash's Spirit. This morning Page came home from the gym to find the most beautiful card in our mailbox. It was from our neighbor Marc. It's hard to even describe how touching it was. Like the street just got a bit safer . I have felt odd at times walking the dogs around our little neighborhood. I used to walk almost daily with Cash all over.I have felt like there's this Scarlet letter on me: the woman who lost her child. But now I know it's probably in my head.

One of my Clients/friends called me today to say he was watching a Red Fox out his window. I love that.

There has been a shift in my heart. I cry a lot still, and probably always will. But something is different. There is a lightness too. I actually felt happiness yesterday. and today. It's weird to feel two things at once. I feel that sometimes Page , Cash and I need to wear Super Hero Capes to pretend to be strong. So if you see me driving around with a red cape on, that's why. Pretending to be strong that day.

Team Cash photos needed. Please send them in.

Benefit Concert for the Memorial Garden Fund:
Page and I are in the beginning stages of planning a Benefit Concert to raise $ for the Memorial Garden Fund. There will be a lot to do and we will need a bunch of help. If you are interested in helping: just let us know. We are hoping to have it in Mid January 2008 in Denver. It's a great thing to put our energy into right now.

It was 3 months on Tuesday. I miss my son so very much.
Love to all of you from my heart,
Cash's Mommy

most recent Garden Fund update from Holly Anderson

Hello Tess and Page~
I hope this email finds you well. Attached please find the first list of names and address of friends and family who have donated to the Cash Scanlon Phillips Memorial Fund. This list is as of July 31, 2007. I will be sending you another list like this at the end of August with additional names.

A few things....on the first line you will see, "Friends," which is representing the envelope of cash that you brought in. Also, I wanted to ask you about Mr. and Mrs. Robert Raynolds....unfortunately the address on their check seems to be invalid as the receipt we sent to them was returned to our office. I have called them, but their phone doesn't pick up. I wonder if you know of another way to contact them so we can have their receipt sent to them and most importantly, thank them for their gift!

I also want to talk to you about some dates in October to meet again. I spoke to Steve and he confirmed that we would not be able to have much discussion until after the new hospital is open, but he did want me to get a date on the calendar. He wants to be able to say to the people we need to have at the meeting that we are going to meet with you on this date and would like to have information. So...anytime after October 15th, Monday through Thursday, would work for us. Please email me some dates and I will get this set up.

And finally, with another gift that came in this morning, their is now a total of $18,566 in the account!
Please don't hesitate to call me with any further questions or needs.

Have a good day.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Cash Prayer Flags in Maine

These are Prayer Flags that Nana and Grammy Sandy made while we were still in Children's Hospital. About a week before Cash passed. They are hanging every visit that my parents make to their camp in Northern Maine. Right after my mom hung them , she saw a Red Fox. It looked at her. She said" Hi Cashie". He is so wise and thoughtful to look after his grandparents that way. Mom said he loves camp. He loves Maine.
My kid is magic!
xoxo, Cash's Mommy

prayer flags of Cash

These are prayer flags of Cash's hands that my Mom, Grammy Sandy and Page's Mom, Nana made while we were still in Children's Hospital. They are flying proudly at my parents camp in Northern Maine. My Mom said they also saw a Red Fox after she hung the flags. It looked at her and she said" Hi Cashie". My kid is magic!!!!!!

Cash's Mommy

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Memorial Garden Fund update from Holly Anderson

These are a few oics of our life right now. The purple pepper is one of Page's creations from the vegtable garden. The other pic is a side shot of our yard.
Many of you have asked what is the status on the Garden for Cash at the New Children's Hospital. Well, here is the latest info we have .Please keep us in your prayers. We need them.Thank you all for keep reading the blog. Everytime I speak to someone who recalls a post I /page has written it makes me feel less alone in the world. Thank you so much for taking the time to check in with us and how we are doing.

Page and I went to Edgewater Heritage Days festival last see a band, have a beer. To be distracted. I haven't seen the fox in a few days but I have seen a bunch of redheaded baby boys or litttle boys. I just miss him so much and I think of how truly sich he was and what Page , Cash and I went thru in the hospital. He was just So sick. I pray for healthy children to be in our future.

I am scared.

PLease pray for us.

xoxox Cash's Mommy

Hello Tes and Page~
I am thrilled to let you know that we have received 9 new gifts in this past week, and even more thrilled to tell you that Cash's account has a total of $17,531! I will continue to send weekly updates to you on the ever so growing total. Page, please know we received the stock transfer gift on Monday. And Tes, we received a sweet card from Brenda and Joseph Scanlon and family. It is truly a pleasure to be working with you and I look forward to what the future will bring.

As far as the next steps that are to happen regarding the garden. I don't want to hold you off any longer, but the truth is, I just don't think we can have further discussions until the move to the new hospital has happened. The project is on time, however everyone is still scrambling to get 4 months of transition discussions and details ironed out before the doors to open on October 1st. I think this will be a good plan to wait so we can have all the right people paying attention and focused. I promise I will not let this fall through the cracks.

And finally, I will be sending you information regarding the names of friends and family who have sent in gifts soon. Our processing department runs the list once per month. As always, please do not hesitate to call or email me with any questions, concerns or the need for information.

Warm regards,

Monday, August 6, 2007

red fox 3rd sighting

as I was driving away from the house, talking to Cash's Daddy on the phone red Fox ran across the street up ahead. I turned the corner and he was waiting in the same spot as the other day.
I think he is hanging out on Jay Strret. keeping watch over us. I love you CASHIE!!!!!
Cash's Mommy

Monday AM

Well, We made it thru this weekend. Tears and crying but some laughter too. I thought I would post to saythank you to all who are reading, praying, thinking about us. We really do hope for children to fill our home. Stripe has been racing around this morning like a steamtrain. Makes for a non quiet house. Which is good. I think Cash brought a huge storm in last night, so loud and wet and knocked the power out. Sometimes I think he is trying to wash some of the sadness away.
off to work. please keep up those prayers, good thoughts, good health to everyone and their babies.
Cash's Mommy

Friday, August 3, 2007

red fox returns

As I was walking Stripe this Am I heard some noise in an alley near our house. My head whipped over to see the most beautiful red fox, a young guy, running down the alley. He stopped, turned around and locked eyes with me. I just said"Hi Cashie" and he bowed his head and jumped into a neighbors yard. Oh, what a bittersweet thrill.
On the morning we arrived back home after Cash passed , Dave/Atta was standing at our front door. He then said a Red Fox just whipped thru our yard. It was beautiful and I could tell Dave thought it was his grandson Cashie, checking in on us and letting his family know he's ok, able bodies and running around.
I don't know how long this all takes, what to do next except live a life that will make my son proud of his Mommy. I just miss him so much. Yet I got out of bed again today, to see the red fox and know my son is safe where he is right now. Until he's with me again.
Please keep praying for us all,
Cash's Mommy

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