Thursday 18th August 2011: Hello everyone,
Today would have been Patrick's 59th birthday and if you are able and wish to commemorate his birthday, please donate to the Patrick Swayze Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund by visiting the Fund's page at the Stanford Cancer Institute website by clicking here. Thank you.
We have been asked by our friend Cami to say prayers for Denali Botolino. Once again, can we ask you to visit his family's Facebook page here. Thank you.
Saturday 6th August 2011: Hello everyone,
Swayze Buddy Nadine from New York State has passed along news of a lovely article that was included in the Newsletter of the Stanford Cancer Center - now called the Stanford Cancer Institute. Nadine wrote:
"It's been a while since I've written but I still continue to keep up with all news on or about Patrick and Pancreatic cancer research. Just thought I would let you and the fans know about a recent article about Patrick and the Pancreas Cancer Research Fund . I recently recieved the Stanford Cancer Center Newsletter with a beautiful picture of Patrick and Lisa and a small article where Lisa states, "It was Patrick's deepest wish that his illness and brave fight somehow help others ." It also mentions that gifts to the Swayze Fund have come from his fans around the world and donors whose life has been touched by pancreas cancer.
I'm so deeply touched every time I read of the monies being donated in Patirck's name dedicated to finding a cure for pancreatic cancer. Patrick will always be remembered for his courageous fight , his beautiful spirit and the kind and compassionate person that he was. Go Patrick, We love you, you will never be forgotten."
Thank you Nadine. Nadine also sent a scan of the full article which you can see here.
Further to our news item of 8th June on this page, you can read a full report and see a lovely picture of Lisa here. Thanks to Swayze Buddy Sue from Michigan for the alert.
We have heard from our dear friend Cami about the young boy Denali Botolino who continues his brave fight against pancreatic cancer supported by the love of his family and friends.
I have not sent an email regarding Denali for a long time. I have been a little selfish and caught up in my drama lately. I have been keeping updated on his progress and my heart breaks for all of them. I ask that you keep Denali, Donna, Ricky, and their children in your prayers or if there is anything that you may know of that might be of assistance to them, please share it with me. I would like to encourage each of you in your own way to reach out to the Botolino's. We have all been in situations where life is extremely hard but what keeps us going is friends, family, and random acts of compassion that touch our hearts. This family is battling a beast, pancreatic cancer. Let them no that they are not alone and let's pay it forward. My love to each of you and I thank you for being there for me and for being there for them. Please put them on your prayer list at church and keep them in your prayers as well. You may forward this to your church or friends if you are comfortable. My heart breaks for them but I choose to hang onto hope.
Please continue to offer prayers and thoughts for Denali Botolino and his family at this difficult time. Please visit the Facebook page here to give your support, thank you.
Swayze Buddy Sue from Pennsylvania has sent us the link to this article about the 20th Anniversary of Point Break. Thanks Sue!
The stage show of "Ghost" opened in London last month. For more information, please visit their official website here.
As the stage show of "Dirty Dancing" continues its successful run in the UK, you can read reports on the opening coming up in October in Liverpool here and casting news for the Manchester run over Christmas here.
Our Swayze Buddy Sue from Michigan has written to us:
"Please see my website for additional information regarding the SPECIAL SALE of my Dirty Dancing book.
THE FANS' LOVE STORY: How The Movie 'DIRTY DANCING' Captured The Hearts Of Millions!
OTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE BOOK:
The ebook is nominated for Dan Poynter's Global eBook Awards for Entertainment & Performing Arts, Non-Fiction.
Jackie Horner, story consultant for the movie and iconic Catskills dance professional, has been successfully promoting the book in the Catskills where she continues to live and work; including giving talks about Dirty Dancing. The character, Penny is loosely based on Jackie.
You can also check the book out on facebook.
Thank you to everyone for your support of the book!
Any questions regarding the sale or any comments pertaining to the book, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
25% of the procceds from the sale of the book will be donated to the Patrick Swayze Pancreas Cancer Research Fund at Stanford Cancer Center."
Thank you Sue.
Wednesday 8th June 2011: Hello everyone,
Lisa is to be honoured at a ceremony in Los Angeles later this year. Duke of Castro of Italy, His Royal Highness Prince Castro is conferring the Italian title of Dame of Merit on Lisa in July. You can read more about it here.
Lisa will be one of the speakers at the Texas conference of women at their
12th Annual conference in Houston in November this year and you can read more about it here.
Swayze Buddy Elisa has been in touch about the London Marathon. Elisa wrote: "I want to let you know that i reached more than the £3,000
pancreatic cancer target!!!! and completed the London Marathon with a hip
injury since February, I am pleased never gave up and did this in memory of
Patrick Swayze and all the Pancreatic cancer sufferers."
Many congratulations Elisa, well done!
We have heard from Swayze Pal Deborah about her efforts to raise funds and awareness of Pancreatic Cancer. Deborah wrote: "A book is being written to raise funds for the 'Patrick Swayze Pancreas
Cancer Research Fund'. A website
(http://patrickswayzechangedmylife.weebly.com) has been set up where you can
share your stories of how Patrick Swayze inspired you or how pancreatic
cancer has affected you, to have published in the book."
Swayze Buddy Sue from Michigan has sent us an update: "My new website is up and running. Even if people already have my Dirty
Dancing book or are not interested in buying the book, there is a great
photo gallery, a new video, and some other links that people will enjoy. A
portion of the proceeds from the sale of the book continues to be donated to
Patrick's fund at Stanford.
Thank you Sue.
Wednesday 1st June 2011: Hello everyone,
Swayze Buddy Sue from Michigan has alerted us to PanCAN's three week challenge. Read more about it here. Thanks Sue!
We've had a further e-mail from Hamish Opray who has organised the 20th Anniversary Charity Screening of Patrick's movie "Point Break" in Sydney, Australia. Here is Hamish's message:
"Thanks to everyone who has supported the 20th Anniversary Charity Screening
of 'Point Break' to be held on Tuesday 12th July at Village Rivoli Cinemas.
Tickets are still available for those who would like to attend! An
invitation is attached with full details. (Please click here to access the invitation, Margaret)
All proceeds are being donated to Pancreatic Cancer Research - one of the
most aggressive and deadly forms of cancer with a survival rate of less than
5% within 5 years in both men and women.
Click this link to secure your tickets online:
Please feel free to forward on to others who may be interest.
You're support of this cause is very much appreciated.
Thank you once again for your support of the Research Fund Hamish. Remember the Stanford Cancer Center website page for the Fund is at:
Thursday 26th May 2011: Hello everyone,
First of all we want to say Happy Birthday to a very special lady. Lisa celebrates her birthday today and we send her our love and hugs.
There are a further two mentions about Lisa's book entitled "Worth Fighting For" that you can read here and here.
Swayze Buddy Sue from Michigan has been in touch abour her book selling price on the internet. Sue wrote:
"In case anyone might be interested, Amazon has a great price for my book-$10.03 (50%) off.
Amazon (Paperback, Kindle) Click here to go to Sue's book on the Amazon site.
Thanks! Love, Sue"
Wednesday 11th May 2011: Hello everyone,
Thank you to Baerbel in Germany and Sue from Michigan, USA who alerted us to details of an upcoming book by Lisa due for publication in January 2012. You can see the link here on the publishers page but there are no details as yet. We will post more details as we receive them.
Thanks to Sue also for the update from PanCAN about their Fifth Annual National Call-In on June 14. Please support them if you can. You can read more here.
We've heard from our dear friend and Swayze Buddy Cami who wrote:
I hope all is well with you. I am writing to ask if you could ask the fans
of Patrick to keep Denali and his family in their prayers. The family has
to begin to prepare for another trip to NYC because tumors have returned.
Denali's family have been focused on beating pancreatic cancer for over a
year. It has taken a toll on them emotionally and financially. They have
not asked but their friends are reaching out to the people on the Please
Pray for Denali Botolino facebook page to help them financially. This is a
nine year old boy (as you know) who is in the fight for his life. My hope
is that we will be able to spread the word and bring them a sense of hope.
Please keep them in your prayers and thoughts. My heart breaks right now
for them. This cancer has taken too many people from our lives.
Love, Friendship, and Blessings, Cami
Thank you for keeping us informed Cami. We will keep Denali in our thoughts and prayers.
If you would like to visit the Facebook page Cami speaks about, please log in to Facebook and visit:
Finally, it may not surprise you to know that (I've Had) The Time Of My Life has been named as the most-played romantic duet during the past decade according to figures from music licensing body PPL. You can read the full article here.
Thursday 7th April 2011: Hello everyone,
URGENT! Support needed by Friday! If you live in the United States, please lend your support to an alert issued by Stand Up 2 Cancer as Research Funding into Cancer is in jeopardy. Stand Up 2 Cancer state in their alert:
"Our scientific partners, the AACR, have brought an emergency situation to our attention. We need the help of the Stand Up To Cancer army to stop a grave government budget cut that will reduce government funding for cancer research and new treatment options for patients.
Pressure is mounting on Capitol Hill. By Friday, lawmakers must negotiate a final compromise on spending priorities for the remainder of the fiscal year or face a government shutdown."
You can learn how to lend your support here. Thank you to Swayze Buddy Sue in Michigan for sending us the information.
Lisa as spokesperson for PanCAN presented the Affiliate of the Year Award to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre affiliate. You can read more here. Thank you again to Swayze Buddies Sue in Michigan and Crystal in Washington State for their alert.
Tuesday 29th March 2011: Hello Everyone,
As we reported on this page on 1st March 2011, the Premiere of the Musical version of "Ghost" was held in Manchester's Opera House in the UK last night. It was a fantastic success! You can read more about the Musical from this BBC article here and a report on the Premiere in Manchester here.
Vanity Fair have printed an interview with Rob Lowe, one of Patrick's co-stars in "The Outsiders" and "Youngblood" in which he speaks about Patrick. You can read the interview on the Vanity Fair website here.
Wouldn't this be fun if it's true! There are rumours that Prince William's bride to be, Miss Kate Middleton, is to have a Dirty Dancing themed Hen Night! Read more about it here.
Sunday 27th March 2011: Hello Everyone,
Swayze Buddy Julia from Tennessee has told us that Patrick's brother Donny will be accepting an Award in Honour of Patrick at a special luncheon of the Professional Dancers Society today, Sunday. You can read more about the Award Luncheon here. Thanks Julia!
Thursday 24th March 2011: Hello everyone,
Thank you to Sue in Michigan and Baerbel in Germany who alerted us to Lisa's letter about the Fifth Annual Pancreatic Cancer Advocacy Day on June 13 and 14, 2011 in Washington DC. Please visit PanCAN's website here for more information. Thanks ladies!
We've heard from Hamish Opray about a Charity Screening of Point Break in Melbourne, Australia. Hamish wrote:
"I’m writing from Melbourne Australia where a group of us have organised a 20th Anniversary Screening of the film Point Break, with all proceeds raised from the event being donated to the Patrick Swayze Pancreas Cancer Research Fund which we discovered existed through your official web site.
We are hoping to raise between $7,000 and $8,000 for the cause, and extensive PR and invitations are being circulated through e-mail, Facebook and local media in Melbourne to attract as many people to the event as we can. The cinema we have booked holds 500 people, but we may find ourselves in a situation where we book additional cinemas in the complex if demand is high to support this event. The event is scheduled to be held on Tuesday 12th July 2011, exactly 20 years to the day since world-wide release of the film.
Please see attached a sample promotional flyer we have created to publicise the event. The event on Facebook is a public event page called “Point Break – 20th Anniversary Charity Screening”. (Note - Facebook users can access the Facebook Event page here.)
Please click on the thumbnail to see the poster in .pdf format.
Thank you for your support of the Research Fund Hamish. We'll post more information as we get it. Remember the Stanford Cancer Center website page for the Fund is at:
Swayze Buddy Elisa has asked for your help. She is looking for sponsors for her run in the London Marathon in less than four weeks time. If you can, please sponsor Elisa's run for Pancreatic Cancer by visiting her Giving page at: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/ElisaEconomides
Good Luck Elisa!
The stage show of Dirty Dancing will be in Wales in 2012 from 6th November to 1st December during it's UK tour. You can read more about it here.
Swayze Buddy Sue from Michigan has sent us this update on another special offer for her book. Remember a portion of the proceeds will be donated by Sue to the Patrick Swayze Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund at Stanford Cancer Center.
SPRING/MOTHER’S DAY SPECIAL:
THE FANS' LOVE STORY: How The Movie 'DIRTY DANCING'
Captured The Hearts Of Millions!
Get a signed copy at a great discounted rate! $14.00 US. Shipping within the US $2.38. Shipping outside of US $10.76. Pay Pal or check payment.
Amazon kindle book price is $7.99.
Could be sooner but please allow about 2 - 3 weeks to receive book depending on when your order is placed, media mail shipping, etc.
A portion of the proceeds will continue to be donated to Patrick's Fund.
For Pay Pal payment or any questions, here is my e-mail address: email@example.com
Thank you to all of you who have been supportive of the book.
Author webpage: http://outskirtspress.com/SueTabashnik
You may also enjoy this article written by Sue: Patrick Swayze: The Dancer
Tuesday 1st March 2011: Hello everyone,
As we reported on this page, Lisa spoke on Capitol Hill in Washington DC on 16th February 2011 at a news conference announcing the re-introduction of a US bill called the Pancreatic Cancer Research and Education Act. You can read more about the news conference from 16th February here and watch Lisa speaking out to raise awareness and the need for more funds for Pancreatic Cancer Research here and here.
PanCAN have released an action alert. If you live in the USA then you can help stop proposed cuts to cancer research funding by calling your Senator today. Please visit the PanCAN website here to read more.
As we reported on this page on 8th February 2011, Lisa was a guest speaker at a special fundraising event hosted by Larry Gatlin on 24th February. You can read more about the event here.
Some of you may have read that there is to be a stage musical of "Ghost". It has been decided that the Premiere of the show will be held in the Opera House in Manchester, UK on 28th March 2011. You can read more about it here and here.
Wednesday 16th February 2011: Hello everyone,
Lisa spoke on Capitol Hill in Washington DC today at a news conference announcing the re-introduction of a US bill called the Pancreatic Cancer Research and Education Act which aims to cut the mortality rate from pancreatic cancer. You can read more about the news conference here and see photos here.
The UK stage show of "Dirty Dancing" will end its more than four year run at the Aldwych Theatre in London on 9th July this year. It will then embark on a 2 year long tour of the UK. You can read more here. So if you live in the UK, look out for it in your area after the summer!
Tuesday 8th February 2011: Hello everyone,
Lisa will be a Special Guest at a fundraiser in memory of music executive Merlin Littlefield, who passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2008. The fundraiser will be hosted by Larry Gatlin and funds raised will go to the Merlin Littlefield Pancreatic Cancer Memorial Fund benefitting the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. You can read more about the event here.
We have heard from our Swayze Buddy Cami Brown, please see our post from 12th September 2010 on this page when Cami wrote to us about Denali Botolino. Please continue to keep Denali in your prayers and thoughts as he and his family continue to meet the tough challenges facing this brave little boy.
Swayze Buddy Sue from Michigan has sent us this update on a special offer for her book. Remember a portion of the proceeds will be donated by Sue to the Patrick Swayze Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund at Stanford Cancer Center.
VALENTINE'S DAY SPECIAL:
THE FANS' LOVE STORY: How The Movie 'DIRTY DANCING' Captured The Hearts of Millions!
Get a signed copy at a great discounted rate!
$14.50 US. Shipping within the US $2.38. Shipping outisde of US $10.76. Pay Pal or check payment.
Also, I have lowered the amazon kindle book price to $7.99.
Could be sooner but please allow about 2 - 3 weeks to receive book depending on when your order is placed, media mail shipping, etc.
A portion of the proceeds is being donated to Patrick's Fund.
For Pay Pal payment or any questions, here is my e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Author webpage: http://outskirtspress.com/SueTabashnik
On a personal note, thank you to everyone who has sent wonderful messages of support to me during the serious illness of my Mother. Thankfully she is now improving day by day.
Friday 24th December 2010: Hello everyone,
Swayze Buddy Julia from Tennessee has sent us this Tribute video to Patrick at Christmas time.
Thank you Julia!
Julia also wrote: "I have a link for you about Patrick setting the world record on Facebook for Posting
on the first Annversary of his passing. he will never be forgotten." and she also sent us a link to a report about Dirty Dancing's success on the London stage. Julia's links:
US News Source
Thanks again Julia and Merry Christmas to you all.
Wednesday 22nd December 2010: Hello everyone,
Swayze Buddy Sue from Michigan sent us these links to photos and a report from the reception for the AARP Magazine's 2011 Inspire Awards at Ronald Reagan Building on 9thDecember, 2010 in Washington, DC including Lisa as one of the honorees. Report on PR Newswire and photos on Broadway World .
Swayze Buddy Stéphane in France has been in touch: " "Christmas in Wonderland" is now available in France (on DVD) since the begining of December ; the title is : "Papa, j'ai dévalisé le Père Noël"." Thank you Stéphane.
Swayze Buddy Isabella in Italy has told us that in Italy there is THE BEAST series for the first time, every Monday at 10.00 pm on Cielo tv . Thank you Isabella!
On Sky 1 in the UK today at 12.15pm you can see George and the Dragon.
Best wishes to everyone for a Peaceful and Happy Christmas. Thank you to everyone of you who has continued to honour Patrick with your support for the Patrick Swayze Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund and for other fundraising activities to fight the terrible disease.
We also send our love and support to Lisa who is doing an amazing job raising awareness of pancreatic cancer. We are with you all the way.
Wednesday 1st December 2010: Hello everyone,
Swayze Buddy Sue has sent us this link to a report about Pancreatic Cancer Research Funding and the part Lisa is playing in raising awareness.
Sue also alerted us to this video interview with Lisa - thanks Sue!
Swayze Buddy Simone from Germany sent us this link of a video and report featuring Lisa - thank you Simone.
Keep going strong Lisa, we're with you.
An interesting report here on the Lake Lure festival which took place in late
summer this year. The reporter took part in the celebrations and had the Time of her Life!
Congratulations to Jennifer Grey on winning Dancing with the Stars!
Sunday 21st November 2010: Hello everyone,
Swayze Buddy Sue from Michigan has alerted us to a PanCAN event to be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Saturday 27th November. PanCAN has joined together with the National Hockey League to raise awareness of Pancreatic Cancer. Lisa is a special guest of the Los Angeles Kings team at their game against the Chicago Blackhawks and will do an honorary "puck drop" at the start of the game. You can read more about the NHL involvement here and here. To purchase game tickets online, please visit here.
Lisa is included in the honorees at the AARP The Magazine's 2011 Inspire Award. You can read more here Lisa Niemi Swayze (Searching for a Cure). The Inspire Awards pay tribute to extraordinary people who inspire others to action through their innovative thinking, passion and perseverance. Congratulations Lisa, we know Patrick will be so proud of you.
We have been contacted by the Middleton's Little Theatre in Manchester, UK who need your help to win funding for their project to change a semi-derelict mill next to their existing centre into a multi-purpose rehearsal space for use by the young people who attend Middleton Popstars Academy (MPA). They need as many people as possible to vote for them by calling a special number on 25th November.
Please visit these websites here and here to learn more about the wonderful work that goes on at Middleton's and the commitment and drive that leads these young people to create outstanding drama, music and dance. Middleton's will be in touch with us again on the morning of 25th November (that's this Thursday) when the phone number to ring for voting will be released.
PS - number is: 08716268833 in the UK.
Friday 12th November 2010: Hello everyone,
Swayze Buddy Baerbel from Germany has written to us: "Further to your posts
on the General News segment please find below a message from PanCan
regarding some more upcoming media appearances of Lisa during Pancreatic
Cancer Awareness Month as well as an interview with Lisa on the occasion of
her being presented with the Spirit of Hope Award on the 13th annual An
Evening with the Stars Gala in LA on 30th October 2010."
Thank you Baerbel.
Please click here to to follow the links. Please also visit the Know it, Fight it, End it website to support Lisa in her awareness campaign.
Lisa will be talking about what the "1991 Sexiest Man Alive" title meant to Patrick on a Special airing on the ABC network on USA television on 17th November. Please click here to read more.
Saturday 6th November 2010: Hello everyone,
Lisa will be a guest on ABC New's Good Morning America show on Thursday, November 11th. Lisa will be discussing how she is raising awareness of Pancreatic Cancer. Visit the ABC press release here.
Dirty Dancing is the top feelgood movie of all time,
according to film fans in a poll by movie rental firm Lovefilm - read all about it here.
Monday 1st November 2010: Hello everyone,
As Official Spokesperson for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Lisa has issued a message today, the first day of November, National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month. You can watch Lisa's video here and you can read Lisa's message here .
Here is an extract from Lisa's message:
"Cures don't create themselves. People build the cure together—and we won't quit until there are early screenings, effective treatments and breakthrough medical advancements for pancreatic cancer.
Please join me as I continue to honor my husband's memory. Go to the website, contact your elected officials and take action every day during November - click here. Together we can know it, fight it and end it.
Thank you for sharing your stories and continuing to raise awareness this November.
Lisa Niemi Swayze
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network "
Thank you to Swayze Buddy Sue in Michigan for the heads up.
Sunday 24th October 2010: Hello everyone,
An appeal from our Swayze Buddy friend Cami asking for accommodation for the Botolino family. As Cami explained in our post from 12th September 2010 below, Denali is undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer and he will undergo the second part of his surgery on November 3rd. Cami wrote:
Please post that they are looking for housing in New York by Sloan-Kettering - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for his surgery on November 3, 2010. He is getting the second part of his whipple procedure.
You can contact us here at the fan club if you can help and we will forward your messages. We send all our best wishes to Denali and his family.
Sunday 17th October 2010: Hello everyone,
Lisa will be one of the presenters at the Career Transition for Dancers 25th anniversary gala on 8th November in New York. Learn more here.
Dirty Dancing: The Keepsake Edition (UK - DVD Region 2) will be released on 25th October 2010 in the UK Lionsgate Home Entertainment has announced. More information about the release and the many bonus features included here.
Jamie of Forest Media Consulting who takes care of Franke Previte's websites has contacted us inviting you all to join their community and support Franke's fundraising efforts. Jamie wrote:
"I run the web presence of Franke Previte who wrote the songs "(I've had) The Time Of My Life" and "Hungry Eyes" - he is selling the original recordings and donating a hefty percentage to the Patrick Swayze Pancreas Research Fund. I was wondering if you would be inclined to let the fan club know about our sites and ask them to join our community. - Jamie"
Thanks for getting in touch Jamie!
Please try to suppport Franke's fundraising drive if you can.
Swayze Buddy Terry from California in the States has written to tell us about a lovely interview article with Lisa. We agree with Terry who wrote that Patrick would be so proud. You can read the article here. Thank you Terry.
Swayze Buddy Holly from Wisconsin in the U. S. A. has been in touch. Holly wrote:
I just thought I would send you an email so you can let Dirty Dancing fans
know that Jennifer Grey is one of the contestants on "Dancing With the Stars" this season. She
is dancing with Derek Hough and is doing wonderfully!!! For those who would like to tune in, Dancing with the Stars is on ABC in the U.S.A. Check listings."
Thanks Holly and best wishes to Jennifer that she triumphs and wins the contest!
Saturday 25th September 2010: Hello everyone,
We have been contacted by Cat Marshall of the International Filmakers Festival. Cat wrote:
I am writing on behalf of the International Filmmaker Festival, to let you know that we will be opening this year with a screening of the Dirty Dancing Limited Keepsake Blue-ray Edition.
I believe that this could be of great interest to your fans, and could prove a unique chance to see Patrick once again on the big screen.
The Limited Keepsake Edition has been digitally remastered and includes never before seen footage, and we are very excited to be including it in the festival.
International Filmmaker Festival Team."
Thanks Cat - you can read the full Press Release from the Festival here.
Sunday 12th September 2010: Hello everyone,
Thank you to Swayze Buddy Sue in Michigan who sent us this link to the entire Stand Up 2 Cancer tv broadcast from Friday including Lisa speaking about Patrick's courageous fight against pancreatic cancer. Patrick's appearance on the Stand Up 2 Cancer telecast from two years ago is featured during Lisa's segment.
Sue also told us, "Just finished reading the interview of Lisa in the new PEOPLE which just came out today. It is the September 20, 2010 issue. 6 pages. Lots of pictures. There is some information about how Lisa will be promoting the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network as a spokeswoman starting September 14th." Thanks Sue.
Further to our posts below about the Dirty Dancing Original Demo release, there is an interview here featuring Franke Previte where he talks about Patrick. (scroll down and click on the link through the Franke Previte photo at 7th September) Thanks Sue!
Swayze Buddy Ingrid from Florida has sent us this link to an upcoming internet radio show on 28th September featuring Lisa talking about her life with Patrick - thanks Ingrid.
We have received a request from Swayze Buddy Cami to ask for your support:
"Dear Swayze Buddies,
As you know, I work to help raise awareness and funds to help end pancreatic cancer. This cancer has taken three dear people from my life. I recently came across a request for a prayer for a nine year old boy named Denali. He has pancreatic cancer. I was floored and in shock. However, his courage and his families commitment and strength have showed me that great things can happen when we work together.
On Monday, September 13th, 2010, he will be having the whipple procedure done in New York. I am asking you to wear purple that day in honor of him and his family. In addition if you would light a candle and say prayers throughout the day or just think of him, it would be appreciated. Let this be your act of kindness and compassion on Monday. It is one of the greatest and most simple things you can do for people.
Thank you for your time, your love, and your prayers for Denali. I sense a miracle around the corner. Please share this with your family and friends.
You can check for updates on Please Pray for Denali Botolino.
If you would take a picture of yourself in purple and send it to me at email@example.com and I will post it on his facebook. I think it would be neat for Denali and his family to see people encouraging him around the world. Let's give him some of Patrick's fighting spirit!
We send our prayers to Denali and all the Botolino family, our thoughts are with you.
Saturday 4th September 2010: Hello everyone,
Further to our news item below from Holly in Wisconsin, Lisa will be participating in the Stand Up 2 Cancer special on September 10th (next Friday). You can read more here.
Thank you to Cami Brown who has been in touch with a special request for help. Here is the message passed along by Cami:
"Margaret, would you post this on your webpage, they can find this on facebook.
Dear Friends of the Denali Botolino Prayer Page,
The Botolino Family is traveling from Florida to New York and is in desperate need for a place to stay in New York City near the Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital while nine-year old Denali undergoes surgery for Pancreatic Cancer .They will be arriving in NY September 8th and staying until the end of September give or take a few day's.The American Cancer Society told the family that due to the economy, there is no financial assistance available through them for housing. The Ronald McDonald House cannot help because Ricky and Donna will have their three other children with them. The family is due to leave Florida in five days and they don't know where they will be staying yet. I know it's a stretch but . . . it's worth asking. So if you know of someone in New York with a vacation home, or maybe someone that works at a hotel that can get a discounted rate or a very generous soul, or a non-profit organization who might be willing to help Please Contact Donatella Botolino. Thank you all for your continued prayers and support.....
Dina Buzzanga DeMarino"
If anyone is able to help this family with accommodation, please write to us at the fan club as a matter of urgency and we will forward to Cami.
Swayze Buddy Simone from Germany sent us this link to photos of Lisa when she attended the NCCS Rays of Hope Gala in Washington D.C. last week. You will need to enter Lisa's name to see the pictures. Simone says to also check out the Getty website. Thanks Simone!
Swayze Buddy Sue Tabashnik has been in touch with further news about her book. It is now on the Amazon and Barnes and Noble websites. You can now also contact Sue by e-mail and snail mail here:
e-mail: - firstname.lastname@example.org
PO Box 1201
U. S. A.
Wednesday 25th August 2010: Hello everyone,
Lots of news to share with you all. Pamela Acosta Marquardt, the Founder of PanCAN has written to us here at the OPSIFC. She wrote to share with us the wonderful news that PanCAN will honor Lisa at this year's "An Evening with the Stars" Gala. Here is Pamela's message:
I wasn't sure if you knew or not but wanted to let you know that we are
honoring Lisa at this year's An Evening with the Stars gala, our signature
gala that we do every year in Los Angeles. Here is the link to the honoree
We are also honoring Cindy Landon, Michael Landon's wife at the event as
This will be an amazing evening. Let me know if you have any fans that are
interested and I can send you more event information. One of the reasons
that I wanted to let you know is because we do a beautiful tribute book and
I didn't know if maybe some of the fans might want to do pages for Lisa. I
will attach the sponsorship page that has the info for the tribute book.
Thank you for your continued support!
With warm regards,
Pamela Acosta Marquardt
Director of Donor & Corporate Relations
Thank you for sharing this lovely news Pamela. You can download the PanCAN form by clicking here.
During September, Franke Previte will visit the two "Dirty Dancing" locations Mountain Lake Resort (Kellermans in the movie) and the Dirty Dancing
Festival at Lake Lure (scene of "the lift" in the lake) to help raise funds for the Patrick Swayze Pancreas
Cancer Research Fund at Stanford Cancer Center by promoting the very special release of the four track demo recording "Dirty Dancing: The Original Demos". Please click here to read more about it
and remember to purchase the special demos if you can, to support the Research Fund.
Another related article can be found here.
Michelle Yelton has been in touch with us here at the OPSIFC with more information about the Dirty Dancing Festival taking place at Lake Lure in September. Here is Michelle's message:
Here is the interview I did last week for NPR "Morning Edition" via WNCW
88.7 FM. Spread the word about the festival and help raise money for
charities in need. Get your tickets now (if you haven't already) at
Michelle McConnell Yelton
Co-Director, Dirty Dancing Festival at Lake Lure
The McConnell Group Public Relations, Inc.
P.O. Box 156, Lake Lure, N.C. 28746
T: 828-980-2883 / www.mcconnellgroup.biz
Thanks Michelle and best wishes for the Festival!
We've also heard from Swayze Buddy Holly from Wisconsin who passed along this information:
"I just thought I would pass this email along to
you for the fan club. StandUp2Cancer is telecasting another cancer-fighting
television event on Sept 10, 2010. I thought people may want to check it
out. Patrick appeared on the first one televised the year before he passed
away. " Thank you Holly.
And finally but by no means least, our very own Swayze Buddy Sue Tabashnik has published her book about the fans' love of the movie Dirty Dancing - entitled:
THE FANS' LOVE STORY
How The Movie 'DIRTY DANCING' Captured The Hearts Of Millions!
You can read Sue's press release here and we wish Sue all the very best with her book. She has spent years and months of hard work to complete and finalise this labour of love. A portion of the proceeds of Sue's book will be given to the Patrick Swayze Pancreas Cancer Research Fund at Stanford Cancer Center. Well done Sue!
You can contact Sue by phone: (U. S. A.) 248 - 719 - 0326.
Saturday 7th August 2010: Hello everyone,
Swayze Buddy Casey has let us know about some wonderful news that has been posted online. Lisa will be awarded the Michael Bolton Charities Lifetime Achievement Award at a ceremony in September in California. Please click here and here to read more about it. Congratulations from all of us Lisa!
We've heard from Swayze Buddy Julia about a great magazine and Julia asked us to tell you all about it. Please click here to see the magazine and you can browse the pages too! Thanks Julia!
Saturday 10th July 2010: Hello everyone,
Swayze Buddy Baerbel from Germany has been in touch with an update about the fundraiser that was held in Berlin in March for the German Cancer Help Association.
Baerbel said, "Now I found the snippet attached in the magazine of the German cancer help association. The English translation is as follows:
Fund-Raiser „Dirty Dancing“
On 28th March 2010 the Theater at the Potsdamer Platz in Berlin made a special performance: In memory of the actor Patrick Swayze, who died of pancreatic cancer in autumn 2009, the cast of “Dirty Dancing – The original live on stage” (see photo above) performed in front of a sold-out auditorium. The proceeds went to the Deutsche Krebshilfe (German Cancer Help Association). The tickets had been sold via hotline – everyone calling in set one’s price and thus the amount of the donation by oneself. In total, 44,000.00 € have been collected through this remarkable campaign for people suffering from cancer. "
Wonderful news Baerbel!
Further to our post below from 13th June 2010, we've received a message from someone who will be familiar to fans of Dirty Dancing! Franke Previte! Franke wants your help to raise funds for the Patrick Swayze Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund:
"Hi, My name is Franke Previte. I am the co-writer of (I've Had) The Time Of My Life and Hungry Eyes. I've been working with Lisa and Stanford University. We are trying to raise money for this terrible disease. If you could go on Facebook you will see and read what we are doing. Dirty Dancing The Original Demos. I'm sure all Patrick's fans and all Dirty Dancing fans will want to own a piece of History. This is the actual music Patrick and Jennifer danced to.
Please help us in this great cause. The release date is Sept. 8th. 2010 on cd baby, itunes and many other download sites. "
Thanks for contacting us Franke - happy to help! Please support the Patrick Swayze Pancreas Cancer Research Fund by buying the Dirty Dancing Original Demos if possible.
We've heard from Michelle at McConnell Group with more information about the Dirty Dancing festival at Lake Lure this summer. Michelle sent us their recent press release:
LIONSGATE SUPPORTS DIRTY DANCING FESTIVAL
Leading Film Studio and Others Offering Support for Festival
LAKE LURE, N.C. (June 22, 2010): Lionsgate, the leading independent filmed entertainment studio and owner of the rights to cult-classic Dirty Dancing, is now supporting the inaugural Dirty Dancing Festival at Lake Lure on September 17-18, 2010.
Last week, the Lionsgate Publicity Department posted the festival information to their official Dirty Dancing Facebook page that showcases an astounding 2,702,818 fans and counting. Since making the announcement, Facebook comments continue to pour in from ecstatic fans eager to attend the landmark celebration.
The Lionsgate Publicity department is saying the Dirty Dancing Festival at Lake Lure “sounds like a fantastic weekend” and event organizers are thrilled to have Lionsgate’s support.
“Having Lionsgate’s support is wonderful for our festival,” remarked Jo Beyersdorfer of JNB Marketing & Events in Los Angeles and co-director of the Dirty Dancing Festival at Lake Lure. “We are starting to see the excitement of our attendees, and they are beginning to see the size and scope of what this festival will be for years to come.”
Among other organizations, the official Patrick Swayze Fan Club has also joined the Dirty Dancing Festival bandwagon and is actively promoting the event on the club’s website.
The two-day festival, hosted by the Hickory Nut Gorge Chamber of Commerce, includes a lakeside film screening at Firefly Cove (where most of the movie was filmed), an afternoon family dance festival, and an elegant 1960s-inspired Time of Your Life Gala at Firefly Cove. Funds raised from the weekend will support the Isothermal Foundation Performing Arts Center, Hospice of Rutherford County and the Lake Lure Youth Center.
There are still more surprises in store the first annual Dirty Dancing Festival at Lake Lure. Fans are encouraged to take advantage of this exclusive opportunity to remember a treasured film, raise money for a noble cause and dance the night away! For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.dirtydancingfestival.com or call the Hickory Nut Gorge Chamber of Commerce at 877-625-2725. For media inquiries including cast and crew interviews and photos, please contact Michelle Yelton at 828-980-2883 or email@example.com.
Sunday 13th June 2010: Hello everyone,
Good news for the Patrick Swayze Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund with the release on 8th September later this year of four demo tracks from "Dirty Dancing". Part of the proceeds will go to the fund and you can read more about it here and here.
One of the songwriters involved in the release, Franke Previte said, "I feel this is the right thing to do and the right time to do it. We salute and honor our friend, Patrick Swayze, for his courage, generosity and talent."
The tracks will be available to download from iTunes from 8th September and other major digital download sites.
A video made in 1989 for "Hollywood on Horses" by Horse TV is now available to view here. The video shows Patrick and Lisa with their horses and Patrick speaks about his and his family history connection with horses.
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is asking for your help by signing up for their Five Week Challenge to raise awareness of Pancreatic Cancer. You can learn more about it here.
Diane Ihlefeld-Greenstein has been in touch with us asking for our support also to raise awareness of Pancreatic Cancer. Diane wrote:
My mother recently died of Pancreatic Cancer (Dec. 4, 2009). She designed a bracelet to raise awareness to this disease.
Her bracelets are called SWARM bracelets, (Barbara's SWARM-See Why Awareness Really Matters) ,we sell them to help raise awareness, communicate that early detection is the KEY, and donate the proceeds to the Rhode Island Home & Hospice Care Center's Free Care Program. My mother wanted to help fund this organization because they were so wonderful during her fight, and she couldn't imagine anyone not being able to benefit from them due to financial reasons.
At the time of her death we had sold 55 of these bracelets to family and friends. To date we are 13 away from 300! We are excited about this. That is 300 people spreading awareness to this unheard of disease.
We have a FaceBook page called "Barbara's SWARM" and a website:
http://barbarasswarm.webs.com If you are interested in learning more about us, or joining Barbara's SWARM.
Thank you for your time,
Sunday 30th May 2010: Hello everyone,
Thank you to Swayze Buddies Sue in Michigan, Terry in California and Casey in Texas who sent us this link to Extra TV's website where you can watch a programme extract and read about Lisa supporting patients during their treatments for serious medical conditions. Thank you ladies and bless you Lisa for extending your caring hands to helping those who are going through such a diffcult time in their lives.
Point Break fans in and around New York City can watch their favourite movie outdoors on the big screen in August! Read more here.
Monday 24th May 2010: Hello everyone,
Swayze Buddy Sue from Michigan has told us about a PanCAN alert requesting your help if you are able. Please click here to take part in the National Call In to support PanCAN's drive for Pancreatic Cancer Research Funding and here for more information about PanCAN's Advocacy Day.
Sue also told us about an announcement from Stand Up 2 Cancer about their Telecast in September. Read more here. Thanks Sue!
Michelle Yelton has written to tell us about a great event happening at Lake Lure in September this year. Michelle wrote:
In case you haven't heard, Lake Lure is hosting it's first annual DIRTY DANCING FESTIVAL on September 17-18, 2010 and featuring:
Friday, September 17 @ 7pm:
Lakeside Film Screening @ Firefly Cove
Saturday, September 18, 9am - 4pm:
Family Dance Festival with
-Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs
-Billy Scott & the Party Prophets
-A-Lure Dirty Dancing Review Dancers
-Dirty Dancing Storytellers
-Shag Competition with Emcee & DJ Fessa John Hook
-Games, Dance Lessons, Competitions, Food, Shopping & MORE!
Saturday, September 18 @ 6pm
Time of Your Life Gala @ Firefly Cove
-Live 50s/60s music including the Dirty Dancing Soundtrack
-Surprise performances from the film
-Silent Auction of Dirty Dancing Memorabilia
-Shaggin Favorite - Emcee & DJ Fessa John Hook
For more info, including live footage of Weekend TODAY Show Anchor Jenna Wolfe doing "the lift" in Lake Lure, please visit our website at www.dirtydancingfestival.com. Also, find us on Facebook and Twitter (@dirtydancefest)! Please help us spread the word to our fellow Dirty Dancing fans!
Michelle McConnell Yelton
The McConnell Group Public Relations, Inc.
P.O. Box 156, Lake Lure, N.C. 28746
For more information call: 877-625-2725"
Thanks Michelle! Michelle told us that donations from the event will go to local Charities.
We have received a request for support for a lady recently diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. Please visit the website that has been set up for her at: http://gonzalezbenefit.yolasite.com/ to leave a message of support for her on their guestbook.
Swayze Pal Enric has told us about a fun event happening in England in June and sent us this link with more information. The event includes a Masterclass and screening of "Dirty Dancing" at The Campus in Welwyn Garden City, England. A portion of the proceeds will go to Pancreatic Cancer UK.
Thursday 13th May 2010: Hello everyone,
People Magazine are carrying out a poll asking fans to vote on who they would like to see on a possible future commemorative U.S. postage stamp. Visit their website here to cast your vote - it would be great if Patrick was chosen!
Wednesday 5th May 2010: Hello everyone,
We've put a note on our "Jump!" and Fan Club News page about our "Jump!" Fundraiser in Detroit - thank you again to everyone who contributed!
Swayze Buddy Simone from Germany has told us about wonderful recognition for Patrick and Lisa's book "The Time of My Life". Their book is on the short list of three audio books to be considered for the Audio of the Year Awards. Click here to read more about the recording of the audio book at Rancho Bizarro. The result will be announced on 25th May 2010. Thanks Simone!
Lisa continues to do a great job promoting their book, “The Time of My Life” on TV and appeared on Channel 9’s TODAY show in Australia. Lisa spoke with Lisa Wilkinson via satellite link on 27th April. Lisa spoke from her heart about Patrick and the wonderful life he had. You can watch the interview here.
Swayze Buddy Julia from Tennessee has sent us this link to a lovely interview with Lisa when she appeared on Good Day LA to talk about Patrick's legacy and the new release of the Limited Keepsake Edition of "Dirty Dancing" on DVD and blu-ray which Lisa said was very much in Honour of Patrick. The Region 1 DVD and blu-ray versions include many extras including a Tribute to Patick; new interviews, a Fan Reel from Facebook fans, alternate, deleted and extended scenes plus an In Memoriam section remembering those involved in the movie who have passed away. The release was on 4th May, just in time for Mother's Day in the U.S.A. which takes place on May 9th 2010. Thanks Julia!
Tuesday 27th April 2010: Hello everyone,
We want to share some good news with you. Please click on the small thumbnail below to read the acknowledgement letter from Stanford Cancer Center for your generous donations through purchases of our 2010 Calendar. They tell us about some encouraging news from researchers at Stanford.
Thank you once again for all your support during our fundraising efforts for the Patrick Swayze Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund. Please support the fund if you can by visiting their website page about the Fund here.
Monday 26th April 2010: Hello everyone,
Cami Brown has been in touch with this update to her letter to us of 14th March 2010 we posted further down on this page about Sue's Urchins and their walk on May 1st 2010:
"It is with a heavy heart that our family has decided to make this our last year of participating in the PurpleStride 2010. This year has been a struggle for us emotionally and we still feel great sadness over the loss her. There are so many things in our lives that we wish she was here to be a part of at this time. She is cherished but we need to focus on the things she taught us best, spending time with family and friends, spending time in the word of the Lord, spending time at the beach, and loving life to its fullest.
We invite you to walk with us or to make a donation to our team to help END IT! I know mom is smiling down on all of us and she is grateful for each of you.
Thank you for your love and support, we would not have been able to do it without you.
Congratulations for everything you have achieved Cami, well done.
Thank you to everyone who has purchased one of our "Jump!" fundraiser tickets so far. We still have some left so if you can, please support our efforts to raise donations for The Patrick Swayze Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund.
If you would like more information, please visit our Jump Fundraiser page here. Thank you
Wednesday 7th April 2010: Hello everyone,
We have an addition to our news about our sponsored screening of "Jump!" in Detroit on May 2nd. All our supporters (with their permission) will have their name in our printed program for May 2nd even if you can't attend. If you would like to support us in our fundraising efforts for The Patrick Swayze Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund by purchasing one of our tickets for $25, but are unable to attend the screening in Detroit, we would be delighted to include your name in our printed program with your permission. We will be forwarding a copy of our program to Patrick's wife Lisa. For more information, please visit our "Jump!" Fundraiser page.
Thank you for your continued support!
Also - stop press - just up online, a nice interview with Lisa in The Times Online.
Thursday 25th March 2010: Hello everyone,
As promised we can now announce our next fundraising event which will benefit The Patrick Swayze Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund. We are sponsoring a screening of Patrick's film "Jump!" at the Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival in Detroit. For every ticket we sell, we will donate $14 to the Research Fund at Stanford Cancer Center in California.
We are sure that we can count on you. After your wonderful generosity in buying our Calendars which resulted in US $1,230 being donated to the Research Fund, we are hoping that you will rally to this new fundraising call.
Please visit our Jump Fundraiser page here to find out more, thank you.
Grateful thanks to Swayze Buddy Sue in Michigan - our "right hand girl" who is organising the event on the ground in Detroit!
Swayze Buddy Julia from Tennessee has told us about a feature on the Los Angeles Times website here where you can post your thoughts about Patrick. Thank you Julia.
News of another Fund Raising event in September 2010 coming soon which will benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. As soon as we have more details from the organisers, we'll post them for you!
Sunday 14th March 2010: Hello everyone,
We have wonderful news for you all. We have forwarded the final total donation to the Patrick Swayze Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund which we gathered through sales of our 2010 Calendar and thanks to you, we are
pleased to tell you that the final total we sent to Stanford was US $1,230. We want to say well done to everyone and thank you sincerely for your generosity in purchasing our Calendars.
Please continue to visit our website newspage here for an upcoming
announcement about another Fundraiser that we are putting together for early
May and we
hope we can count on your support once again!
Swayze Buddy Cami from California has written to us and asks for your
"Sue's Urchins" started in honor of my mother-in-law, Susan Brown, two years
ago in the Purple Stride Chicago Walk 2008. On February 27, 2006, she lost
her battle with pancreatic cancer. In my final moment with her, I walked
over and gave her a kiss. My heart felt that pain of knowing that I was
about to lose her. She is a woman I was blessed to call my mother-in-law,
who showed me everything about family, about love, about the Lord, and about
how to live life even in the most difficult of circumstances. I was walking
out of the room when I turned back to give her one more look, and she smiled
at me. She was going home to the Lord, and even though she was leaving us,
her smile made me feel at peace. It was in that moment that I knew she
would always be with us and that I would do what I could to continue the
battle against pancreatic cancer. I knew that the cancer took her from us,
but I know that it never took her spirit or her love of life.
I am reminded of my mother-in-law everyday when I see my son, Nate, smile at
me. I see that smile in her children: David, Amy, Allison, Melissa, and
Matt. I know that they see it in their children also. This smile lights up
a room and reminds me that there is always hope. It is that hope that keeps
our family together, and it is that hope that drives us to make a difference
in the fight against pancreatic cancer.
This was our beginning and also my time to honor my grandmother, my uncle,
and Patrick Swayze. These were people who had affected my life, left
footprints on my heart, and lost their life to pancreatic cancer. They all
have their own story, and I am grateful for the impact they had on my life,
if it was for a lifetime or for a moment, from the next room or from a great
I walk for my grandmother, Wilma Notson, who raised me and my brother so my
mom was able to work, provide a home, food, and clothing for her children.
She was a woman who taught me to always do my part, to be polite, to believe
in God, to be kind, to be strong, and to never give up. I walk for my
uncle, Lester Sergott, who I met only for a moment but who assured me that I
should never doubt that I was loved. It was then I learned that we all don't
love in the same way; some of us just do the best we can with what we have
left in our hearts. I walk for Patrick Swayze, I admired his work from a
distance, but I grew to respect him more as person than an actor when he and
his wife, Lisa, kindly, openly, and honestly shared with the world their
feelings and their fight against pancreatic cancer. It hit home for me, and
it let others who have fought this battle know that they were not alone. I
walk for Susan, my mother-in-law, where no words can describe how she
changed my life. I walk for my son because he has this cancer on both sides
of his family. I walk for my nieces and nephews. I walk for myself, my
sisters, and my brothers. I walk for those who are fighting this battle and
for those who have lost it.
My name is Cami Brown and I am the captain of team "Sue's Urchins", a family
made strong by one woman, a family and team committed to raising awareness
and raising funds, a family wanting to bring hope and make a difference in
this war against pancreatic cancer. I invite you to walk with us on
Saturday, May 1, 2010, pray with us, raise funds with us, raise awareness
with us, and I encourage you to KNOW IT! FIGHT IT! END IT! for me, for my
family, for those who are fighting their battle, and for those who have lost
their loved ones. Let Susan's smile be the hope that drives us all to make
Thank you Cami and best wishes for your walk on May 1st.
Swayze Buddy Sue from Michigan has told us about a Contest at Mountain Lake
Hotel where you can enter the contest for $7 and the proceeds go to the
American Cancer Society in memory of Patrick. Visit the Mountain Lake
website here for more information. Thanks Sue!
Thursday 18th February 2010: Hello everyone,
Swayze Buddies Simone and Heike from Germany have been in touch with news of a fund raising event in memory of Patrick in Berlin. Here is what they said:
"The Dirty Dancing musical at Berlin is selling tickets by public auction for
a special performance in memory of Patrick. The money will go to the German
cancer help association. The date of the performance is 28th March at 15:30.
Bids for tickets can be made by phone from the beginning of March. The
minimum price for a ticket is € 25. You find more information at this site.
In Gedenken an Patrick gibt es bei Dirty Dancing Live in On Stage in Berlin
ab Sonntag den 28. März 2010.Tickets für die Vorstellung um 15:30 Uhr werden
ab Anfang März per Telefon versteigert, der komplette Erlös geht an die
Das Mindestgebot pro Ticket liegt bei € 25,00. Mehr Infos dazu auf der
Also news of a tip for German TV: at 24th February at 23:55 there will be a
documentary concerning Patrick at the channel Tele 5.
Habe ein TV Tipp für German TV am 24. Februar um 23.55 Uhr gibt es ein Dokuüber Patrick beim Sender Tele 5.
Thank you ladies!
A treat in store for Mother's Day in the United States (release date is May 4th 2010). Lionsgate are releasing a new restoration version of "Dirty Dancing" to Blu-ray. Read the report here. According to the description on Amazon there are plenty of features in the special "Limited Keepsake Edition". We hope to hear from any of you out there who see it for sale in your part of the world too!
We have heard from Mal Wharton from Hull in England who is staging a drive-in movie screening of "Dirty Dancing" in March. Mal wrote:
"I thought that you might be interested to know that on March 20th I
am staging a drive-in movie screening of Dirty Dancing in Hull.
I have attached a poster and weblink for the event which might be of
interest to your members.
and his poster - click to see full size. Thanks Mal.
Thursday 11th February 2010: Hello everyone,
Swayze Buddy Sue from Michigan has sent us an alert from PanCAN that if you live in the U.S.A. Your Voice is Needed for Budget Call-In for Pancreatic Cancer Research! Please view the PanCAN poster here and a link to the campaign page here to learn more! Thank you to Sue and please give your support TODAY to the campaign if you can.
Sunday 7th February 2010: Hello everyone,
Thanks to Swayze Buddies Sue in Michigan, Julia in Tennessee and Simone in Germany who sent us the link to an interview Lisa did with Extra TV at Rancho Bizarro. Please click here to see the video. Thanks ladies!
Thursday 28th 2010: Hello everyone,
Here is a link to the moving Redbook article by Lisa. We send you our love and hugs Lisa, our thoughts are still with you.
Tuesday 26th January 2010: Hello everyone,
Thank you to Swayze Buddies Sue in Michigan and Simone in Germany who sent us this link to an article with a lovely photo of Lisa on the USA Today website. The USA Today piece speaks about an article written by Lisa which Sue says includes lovely photos of Patrick and Lisa which you can find in the Redbook magazine available on newstands in the USA from today. Thanks ladies!
Sunday 24th January 2010: Hello everyone,
"The Time of My Life" update
We have a good news update from the publishers Simon and Schuster on the availability of Patrick and Lisa's book "The Time of My Life" world - wide. The book has been translated in to French and German and they have given us the following links to sales pages:
Germany available now
France (publishers Michel Lafon) available now
Also, the book is available in paperback in the USA and the UK on 1st April 2010. The information for Brazil and Portugal availability will follow from Simon and Schuster in due course. Thank you to them for the update.
Fundraising Walk for the Lustgarten Foundation
We have heard from Rick Williams who is currently undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer. Rick has organised a charity walk in Green Valley, Arizona, U.S.A. on 27th February 2010. The Rick Williams Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk will raise funds for the Lustgarten Foundation. Rick sent us this information:
Event: Rick Williams Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk
Where: LaPosada Campus / Green Valley, Arizona
When: February 27th, 2010
Time: Registration opens 8:00am
Walk Begins at 9:30am
Pledges: 100% of donations will go to research, all administrative cost are under written by Cablevision Systems Corp.
Routes: We have 2 Routes - short walk .8 of a mile
main walk 2.3 miles
General: Dogs permitted on leashes
both routes are handicap/stroller accessible
Parking: Free on Site
Getting There: From North - take route 19 South from Tucson, Exit Route 19 at exit 63 - turn left at bottom of ramp, turning on to Contential, follow Contential through 1 traffic light to next stop sign. Turn left at Park Centre Ave. into campus and follow signs for event.
More Info: Contact Belinda Williams by e-mail on: djw843"at"msn.com
Registration Fee: No set fee - we are taking everything people will donate.
Website: You can go to www.lustgarten.org - click on Pancreatic Walks - look under Green Valley, AZ for more general information. Also will provide alot of information about how this money will get used.
Thank you for letting us know about the Walk Rick and we wish you every success for the Event and send you our best wishes.
Our 2010 Calendar
Stocks are low of our 2010 Calendar and we want to alert you in case you intend to order one. If you wish to have one of them but are not ready to order yet, please let us know so that we can keep one aside for you. First come first served!
When all stocks are gone, we will let you know our total donation to the Patrick Swayze Pancreas Cancer Research Fund. Our total at the moment is £650 GBP so a sincere "Thank you!" goes to everyone who has ordered one of our Calendars. Every little bit helps in the fight against this terrible disease!
Thursday 14th January 2010: Hello everyone,
We've heard from Pamela at PanCAN to remind us all that PanCAN needs your support once again. Here is Pamela's message:
"This Friday is the day that the voting begins!!! It only runs for 7 days so we really have to spread the word and get everyone to vote between January 15th-22nd.
We are very excited, because with everyone’s help we really feel that we have a good chance of securing the most votes and winning the $1 million for pancreatic cancer research.
We’d like to ask that all of Patrick’s fans please vote in his memory at:
www.vote2cure.com/patrickswayze ! Every vote counts and we only have 7 days so everyone needs to place their own vote and then ask their friends and family members to do the same.
$1 million for pancreatic cancer research could really change the course of history for this disease! Sometimes it’s just one new idea or concept that unlocks the door to the cure! You never know!
We are so thankful that you fans care enough to make a difference in Patrick’s memory!!!!
Tonight at 12:01am Eastern Time, the voting begins in the Chase Community Giving Campaign! The voting will continue through January 22nd.
Every vote counts so that we can win the $1 million for pancreatic cancer research as a tribute to Patrick Swayze! This money will make a significant impact in the fight against pancreatic cancer.
Please VOTE and ask ALL of your friends to vote too! We will probably need to have over 20,000+ votes to have a chance to land in first place. So please get your Facebook friends to pass it on to everyone they know!
Please post the following in your status every day of the campaign:
VOTE NOW to help win $1 million for pancreatic cancer research! www.vote2cure.com/patrickswayze
On behalf of the entire pancreatic cancer community, I thank you for your commitment and passion for the cause! Together, we WILL find a cure!
Pamela Acosta Marquardt
Director of Donor & Corporate Relations
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN)
2141 Rosecrans Avenue ~ Suite 7000
El Segundo, CA 90245
Toll Free ~ (877) 272-6226
Thank you Pamela, we will do our best!
Tuesday 22nd December 2009: Hello everyone,
Thank you to Swayze Buddies Jan in Texas and Sue in Michigan for telling us about a nice article in the People magazine. It is the December 28th issue and in the Tributes Section there is a page on Patrick with a nice picture plus an excerpt from "The Time of My Life". Sue says that also, in their advertisement for "PEOPLE Yearbook 2010", Patrick is one of the people on the cover. This issue hits newstands on Janaury 1, 2010. Thank you Sue and Jan.
Monday 21st December 2009: Hello everyone,
The Houston Film Critics Society has honoured Patrick with it's lifetime achievement award. Patrick's home town is Houston and I'm sure he would have been very proud to receive this honour. You can read a full report here.
For those of you who were unable to see GMTV on TV in the UK when Lisa spoke about trying to deal with her loss, you can see the video both on GMTV's website here and You Tube here.
Swayze Buddy Terry from California in the USA has written to tell us:
I just wanted to share the results which have been posted on the Facebook website (here). I know I voted for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, and apparently many others did as well because they made it to the top 100 charities, and will be receiving $25K. Isn't that terrific news? I'm so happy that they will be receiving the much needed funding. What a tribute to Patrick from his fans who voted for this charity."
Thanks Terry and well done to everyone who supported PanCAN through their voting on Facebook!
We've also had an update from Pamela at PanCAN with the exciting news and a request for your help once again! Pamela wrote:
"A huge thank you goes out to all of the members at the Official Patrick Swayze International Fan Club for their support and their votes in the Chase Community Giving Campaign in memory of Patrick! We have made it into the Top 100 with your help and will receive $25,000 and will move into the final round which will take place from January 15th - January 22nd. This final round is only 7 days long so we really need to push hard to get as many votes as possible during that time! The top prize is $1 million and we are going for the gold! $1 million will help to fund crucial research for pancreatic cancer so that hopefully, one day soon, no other life has to be cut short like Patrick's was. And no other wife will be left behind like Lisa Niemi to grieve for their loved one. We've made it this far because of all of YOU and we really need to count on YOU to vote again and spread the word starting January 15th! Thank you again, from the bottom of our hearts! It means the world to all of us who have lost loved ones to this awful disease!
Pamela Acosta Marquardt
Director of Donor & Corporate Relations
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
2141 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 7000
El Segundo, CA 90245
Toll Free (877)272-6226
Thank you for keeping us up to date Pamela and we'll try our best to help PanCAN achieve top spot! Remember everyone, to vote, please visit the Facebook page here. We will remind you nearer the time to vote for PanCAN in the final round voting!
Tuesday 8th December 2009: Hello everyone,
We've had confirmation from Lisa that she will be taping an interview with Lorraine Kelly of GMTV in the UK for airing later this morning (Tuesday 8th December) on UK television (ITV channel on terrestrial TV).
Monday 30th November 2009: Hello everyone,
Just to say that our Calendars are now in stock and all the orders received so far are already in the post to you. If you would like to order a Calendar, please visit our Calendar page here. Thank you sincerely to those of you who have already ordered!
We have added an audio clip kindly sent to us by the publishers of "The Time of My Life". You will find it on the front page of the website. Thank you sincerely to Simon and Schuster for their help!
Friday 27th November 2009: Hello everyone,
It was announced today by the Arabian Horse Foundation that a Scholarship has been set up in honour of Patrick and Lisa. Wonderful news! You can read more about it here.
We have been contacted by the Founder of PanCAN, Pamela Acosta Marquardt, who needs your help to get PanCAN into the top 100 charities, thereby giving them a chance to receive part of the $5 million that Chase Community Giving Campaign is giving way to charities!
Here is Pamela's message:
"The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is participating in the Chase Community Giving Campaign online at http://apps.facebook.com/chasecommunitygiving. Chase is going to be giving away a total of $5 million to charity.
Here is how it works:
- In round #1 they will determine the TOP 100 charities by the number of votes that each charity receives. Each of the TOP 100 will receive $25,000 AND go on to round #2
- In round #2, the very top charity with the most votes will receive $1 million and 5 runnerups will each receive $100,000.
We are calling upon anyone in the world who cares about pancreatic cancer to vote for us so that we can, hopefully, land in the TOP 100 and go on to the final round.
I was hoping that you might consider putting this out there to Patrick's fans so that they could vote in his honor. You have to be a member of Facebook to vote but it is very easy to sign up even if someone is not currently a member. It doesn't cost anyone a thing and there is a place to leave comments after you've voted.
This is a huge opportunity to not only get the pancreatic cancer cause out there but to actually win money to help fight this awful disease.
Please let me know what you think. The qualifying to be in the TOP 100 ends on December 11th so we don't have much time.
Thank you so much for your consideration!
Pamela Acosta Marquardt
Director of Donor & Corporate Relations
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
2141 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 7000
El Segundo, CA 90245
Toll Free (877)272-6226
We'll try our best for PanCAN and for Patrick! So, if you would like to help, please go to the link in Pamela's message ( http://www.apps.facebook.com/chasecommunitygiving ) and vote for PanCAN!
Also, an update on our post below dated 21st November about http://pancan.we-care.com/ Pamela has confirmed to me that anyone in the world can use it but if you have any problems with it, please let us know.
Wednesday 25th November 2009: Hello everyone,
Swayze Pal Kate has told us that there is an excerpt from "The Time of My Life" in December's issue of Good Housekeeping magazine. Thank you Kate.
Tuesday 24th November 2009: Hello everyone,
Correction to the phone number to order the Modern Arabian Horse magazine: 303-696-4500. Thank you to Swayze Buddy Sue from Michigan.
Monday 23rd November 2009: Hello everyone,
Choreographer Dwight Rhoden of Complexions Contemporary Ballet has created a two part ballet entitled "Mercy" dedicated to Patrick. The two part work was premiered at the Joyce Theater in New York. Please click here to read more about it.
A commemorative stone has been dedicated to Patrick at Mountain Lake Hotel in Virginia where they filmed most of Dirty Dancing. You can read more about it on their Facebook website page here. Thanks to Swayze Buddy Sue for the information.
Saturday 21st November 2009: Hello everyone,
With the passing of our dear friend and Honoree, Patrick Swayze, we had decided not to produce our usual Calendar, as a mark of respect. However, as November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month, we have discussed this with Lisa and she has given her blessing to us creating a 2010 Patrick Swayze Calendar as a fund raising project for The Patrick Swayze Pancreas Cancer Research Fund.
So, for every Calendar sold on our website, we shall donate £2 to The Patrick Swayze Pancreas Cancer Research Fund.
Like the previous two years, the Calendar will be A4 size, that's 21cms x 30cms (approx. 8" x 12") and will be printed in full colour on beautiful white card, spiral bound along the top and have one A4 page for each month, plus a lovely front cover page. There will be enough space on each date square to write notes of appointments etc. The copyrighted photos on the Calendar will include special Fan Club pictures of Patrick, some with Lisa.
If you would like to support The Patrick Swayze Pancreas Cancer Research Fund by purchasing our Calendar, please visit our Calendar order page here. All prices shown for the Calendar are in British £ sterling and are inclusive of postage and packaging charges to your destination. PayPal will automatically convert the British £ sterling to your chosen currency for your PayPal account records.
Last year we raised $832 for a major pancreatic cancer charity and with your help, we hope to be able to beat that total this year. Thank you for your support!
Also, Swayze Buddy Julia from Tennessee has written to us: "I found this website for Pancan we care - http://pancan.we-care.com/ It makes a donation to pancan when you buy through their site, from a lot of different sites. Amazon and ebay are a couple of them. Not sure if it works in all countries but there is a lot of fans in the USA that order christmas online. So why not help out Patrick's cause while you shop. Check it out and see what you think. Julia" (note from Margaret - I've written to we-care.com to find out if orders can be accepted by them from outside of the U.S.A. and Canada).
A great idea Julia! Thanks! So come on, get shopping now!
Julia also alerted us to a lovely magazine cover and article in Modern Arabian Horse magazine which you can preview here. Julia said, "303.652-4500 is the number (from the United States) and just press 0 for the operater and tell them you would like to order the Modern Arabian Horse Magazine with Patrick on the cover Oct/Nov issue.2009.for me it was $7.00 US Dollars." Thanks Julia! There may be international shipping charges is you are ordering from outside of the U.S.A.
If you missed the Larry King show with Lisa and Donny it will be repeated today, Saturday 21st November and you can also see some of the interview on the CNN website here. You can also read a transcript of the show here. Thank you to Swayze Buddy Sue from Michigan for these links.
Sunday 15th November 2009: Hello everyone,
Lisa will be speaking to CNN's Larry King on Wednesday 18th November (this week) and Patrick's brother Donny will also be joining in. Thank you to Swayze Buddy Sue from Michigan for the alert. Please click here to read more and you can post a question to the show.
Swayze Pal Diane has written to tell us about a site where you can light a candle for Patrick. Diane wrote: "At this writing Patrick has 87 candles lit. I know he has many many more fans around the world who would love to light one if they knew about it. It takes about a day for your candle to be placed on the world map, so a bit of patience is needed. Notification of placement is sent to the participant." Click here to visit the site. Thanks Diane!
Wednesday 4th November 2009: Hello everyone,
Please visit the Associated Press article here about the Career Transition for Dancers' 24th Anniversary Jubilee Gala at which Lisa accepted the Rolex Dance Award on Patrick's behalf. The article includes a lovely photo of Lisa as she accepts the Award on Patrick's behalf.
Tuesday 3rd November 2009: Hello everyone,
For those of you who were unable to watch "Good Morning America" this morning with Lisa speaking to Robin Roberts, please click here to go to the ABC news website to view Lisa's interview. Thank you to ABC Good Morning America for making this available to view and to Swayze Buddy Sue from Michigan for alerting us!
Friday 30th October 2009: Hello everyone,
Lisa has been in touch with us to let us know that in addition to her appearance on Oprah today (Friday) and The View on Monday, she will also be on Good Morning America with Robin Roberts on Tuesday 3rd November when Lisa will be discussing the book "The Time of My Life" that she and Patrick wrote during the summer this year.
If you are not able to see any of the shows in your area, you should check their websites for any video that may be shown later. That will be Oprah who also has her own You Tube channel, The View and Good Morning America.
If you were unable to see Lisa taking part in Tuesday's Women's Conference then you can watch the video of the session here and click the lunch session button. There were also photos of the event posted on the Associated Press website here.
Tuesday 27th October 2009: Hello everyone,
More detail about today's Women's Conference. The name of the section in which Lisa will take part is "grief, healing and resilience". It's estimated that Lisa will be on around 1:30/2pm PDT. For more information and to find out how to watch the webcast, please click here
Lisa's personal staff have told us about some upcoming appearances from Lisa on TV :
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30th:
"Oprah Winfrey Show." will show the same day.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd:
Tape "The View" in the morning. Career Transitions for Dancers Gala in the evening.
Swayze Buddy Cami from Sue's Urchins has given us a link to follow in connection with our post below on Friday 23rd October 2009. Cami wrote that you can find out more by visiting: http://www.knowitfightitendit.org/ which is the website with educational and
awareness. "What you can do for the month of November is under Raise
Awareness and Take Action. There is many opportunities to bring
awareness to our government on the need for more funds for research.
It is our chance to be heard."
Thank you Cami.
If you are able, please also remember to support The Patrick Swayze Pancreas Cancer Research Fund by clicking through to the Stanford Cancer Center website for the Fund.
Swayze Buddy Simone Gradl has sent us an update on DVDs available in Germany:
"There is today the DVD in Germany:
One last Dance, Powder Blue, Forever Lulu and Amazing Storie Vol 8
In German: Heute gibt die DVD in Deutschland zu kaufen:
One last Dance,Powder Blue,Forever Lulu und Unglaubliche Geschichten Folge 8
In November there is the book from Patrick and Lisa to buy in Germany.
German: Im November gibt es das Buch in Deutschland zu kaufen von Patrick und von Lisa."
Thank you Simone!
Friday 23rd October 2009: Hello everyone,
It has been announced by People.com that Lisa will be taking part in the Women's Conference at Long Beach, California on Tuesday. To read more, please click here.
A further article with more details about the Career Transition for Dancers' 24th Anniversary Jubilee at which Patrick will be Honoured posthumously with the 2009 Rolex Dance Award is now available here for information.
Cami from Sue's Urchins has been in touch with us about their efforts for PanCAN to raise awareness of Pancreatic Cancer that need your support if you can. Here is what Cami wrote to us:
"Dear Swayze Friends,
Please take time to read the message below and sign this statement. Our battle must continue in the names of those we love. My heart pours out to Lisa and Patrick's family. The fight will continue in the honor not only of those who I have lost to this cancer but also in the honor of Patrick. We will keep kickin it. Know it, Fight it, END IT! Help us make a difference. Thank you for your time.
The challenge: Help the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network find 8,120 people to join us in the fight against pancreatic cancer to match the 8,120 people who will be diagnosed between now and the end of National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month this November. Let’s grow the community of support for those facing pancreatic cancer by growing the number of people who know about it and are committed to helping fight it and end it. For each person who is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer between now and the end of November we’ll add one more name to the list of people standing up for them.
Over the coming weeks, we’ll reach out to you with tools and information you can share with your friends and family—tools you can use to spread the word and raise awareness. By November we’ll have a community thousands strong that understands pancreatic cancer and is determined to know it, fight it and end it.
Add your name to this list, share the challenge with everyone you know, and ask them to do the same.
Together we can make a difference. It’s time. Pancreatic Cancer: Know it. Fight it. End it."
Thank you Cami.
Monday 12th October 2009: Hello everyone,
Wonderful news! Patrick and Lisa's book "The Time of My Life" is # 4 on the New York Times bestsellers list! Congratulations Lisa, you must be very proud.
Atria Books, the publishers of "The Time of My Life" have been in touch with us to say they have a special dedicated website for the book here. Visit their site and leave a comment in their guestbook. Thank you to Atria Books for sharing this with us and you can order the book and the 5cd set Audio book either from the publishers or one of the other stockists they feature on their website.
We have heard from fans in Spain who have arranged a Mass for Patrick on Wednesday 14th October at the Barranquilla Metropolitan Cathedral. Here is their message in Spanish:
"Esta es una invitación para los que viven en Barranquilla y municipios
circunvecinos y una comunicación para los que viven fuera. En ambos casos,
por favor observar el archivo adjunto.
Catedral Metropolitana de Barranquilla
Miércoles 14 de Octubre de 2009 - 6:00 P.M "
We've heard from another dedicated group of Spanish fans who held a Mass for Patrick on 2nd October in Navarre, Spain. You can read about it here, here and here.
Thank you all for letting us know.
Swayze Buddy Sue from Michigan has told us, "Mt. Lake is having a Patrick Swayze Memorial Weekend November 20-22. includes dedication of lift stone to Patrick Swayze." You can read more about it here. Thanks Sue!
Wednesday 30th September 2009: Hello everyone,
Visit the Simon and Schuster website here to hear a clip of Patrick reading from "The Time of My Life". Wonderful!
In addition to Monday's update below, the tribute to Patrick on "Dancing with the Stars" in the UK will be screened on Friday 2nd October 2009 on Watch TV.
Swayze Pal Maria has written to say that the UK magazine "OK" features Patrick's life in pictures in the issue available now. Thanks Maria!
Also in the USA, "People magazine" have a wonderful feature article with exclusive photos taken on August 7th of Patrick and Lisa.
Monday 28th September 2009: Hello everyone,
Viewers in the UK can catch "Dancing with the Stars" on cable/satellite channel "Watch" tonight. Read more here.
Wednesday 23rd September 2009: Hello everyone,
A week-long Tribute to Patrick through his films will be held in Harkins Theaters in Arizona, U.S.A. starting on 25th September. They will screen Dirty Dancing, Ghost, Red Dawn, Point Break, The Outsiders, Road House and To Wong Foo, Thanks for everything! Julie Newmar. Fabulous! Proceeds will go to a local Hospice. Please read more about it here.
Swayze Pal Angela from Scotland has been in touch with Channel Five in the UK asking if they plan a tribute to Patrick and they have confirmed they will. They wrote:
"We are planning to repeat the film Dirty Dancing as a tribute to Patrick Swayze on Five at 21:00 on Sunday 27th September. In addition, we are also planning to repeat all episodes of The Beast, the programme in which he starred as a maverick FBI agent, on Five USA on Saturday evenings starting at 21:00 on 26th September." Thank you for that Angela!
Also, Enric has sent us more screenings scheduled for the UK Enric wrote:
Several of Patrick's classic films and TV shows will be on TV in the coming week (including the first 2 back-to-back episodes of the excellent 'The Beast', although I am unaware whether the whole series will be run in the coming weeks). Please take note: A couple of the film schedules clash, so anyone not wanting to miss anything should set their VCR.
Saturday, September 26:
'Ghost' (Film) will be shown on Film4 at 9.00 PM
'The Beast' (Episode: 'Pilot') will be shown on Five USA at 9.00 PM
'The Beast' (Episode: 'Two Choices') will be shown on Five USA at 10.00 PM
'Seriously Dirty Dancing' (Entertainment) will be shown on Fiver at 11.00 PM
'Black Dog' (Film) will be shown on BBC2 at 11.20 PM
Sunday, September 27:
'Father Hood' (Film) will be shown on Five at 3.10 PM
'Seriously Dirty Dancing' (Entertainment) will be shown on Fiver at 7.00 PM
'Dirty Dancing' (Film) will be shown on Five at 9.00 PM
'Point Break' (Film) will be shown on BBC1 at 10.20 PM
Thank you Enric!
Saturday 19th September 2009: Hello everyone,
Swayze Buddy Liz from England has sent us these TV alerts for the UK:
"Sky have three of Patrick's movies on Sky Action, Starting from 7pm, Next Of Kin. Followed by, Road House, and Uncommon Valor all Saturday (19th September) if anyone would like to spend Saturday night in front of the telly watching our favourite actor.
Also Bio at 7pm Patrick's Biography is on and throughout the weekend on E! Partick Swayze's True Life Story is being shown." Thanks Liz.
Also, Swayze Buddy Nadine from New York State in the USA sent us this alert: "Just thought I'd let you know, excerpts from Patrick's book appear in the new issue of People magazine out Friday Sept. 18." Thank you Nadine.
Thursday 17th September 2009: Hello everyone,
Biography are screening a special tribute to Patrick this evening, September 17 10/9C in the USA. Please visit their website here for more information.
TV channel Encore in the USA celebrates Patrick with three of his films
on Saturday, September 19th beginning at 4:00 p.m. - City of Joy, Youngblood and Point Break.
Swayze Buddy Jan also sent us these:
TV Guide Network Sept. 17th @ 7 central
Dancing w/ Stars on ABC also doing a dancing tribute to Patrick, Wed, 9/23.
Swayze Pal Diane sent us this link from People Magazine website to the Dancing with the Stars tribute.
The people at Lake Lure resort where the lake scene in Dirty Dancing was filmed are holding a memorial service this weekend. Please read this report for more information.
Thank you to everyone for sending this information.
Tuesday 15th September 2009: Hello everyone,
Swayze Buddy Jan from Texas has sent us this list of tributes that will be appearing on the TV in the USA this evening. Thank you Jan.
on TV Guide a tribute - starts airing at 5 central
Larry King on CNN - @ 8 central
Barbara Walters (re-air of interview) @ 9 pm central
Showbiz Tonight @ 10 am and again at 10 pm on HLN
Please write to us if you know of tributes being screened in your area so we can pass it along on this page.
Monday 7th September 2009: Hello everyone,
Swayze Buddy Rebecca from Cheddar in England has let us know about a superb outdoor UK movie event featuring Dirty Dancing. It will take place later this week at Hatfield House near Welwyn Garden City, North of London in England. Click here to learn more. Thanks Rebecca!
Saturday 29th August 2009: Hello everyone,
Some more Swayze goodies on Fiver for fans in the UK - thanks again to Enric!
'Father Hood' (Film) will be shown on Fiver on Saturday, August 29 at 7.00 PM
'Father Hood' (Film) will be shown on Fiver on Sunday, August 30 at 3.00 PM
Sunday 23rd August 2009: Hello everyone,
Enric has been in touch with this TV news for fans in the United Kingdom:
'Patrick Swayze - The Truth' (Documentary) will be shown on Fiver on Thursday, August 27 at 8.00 PM
'Dirty Dancing' (Film) will be shown on Fiver on Friday, August 28 at 9.00 PM
'Dirty Dancing' (Film) will be shown on Fiver on Sunday, August 30 at 5.00 PM
'Seriously Dirty Dancing' (Entertainment) will be shown on Fiver on Sunday, August 30 at 7.00 PM
'Patrick Swayze - The Truth' (Documentary) will be shown on Fiver on Sunday, August 30 at 8.00 PM
'Seriously Dirty Dancing' (Entertainment) will be shown again on Fiver on Sunday, August 30 at 11.00 PM
Please visit: http://www2.five.tv/tvguide/ for further information.
We've heard from Swayze Buddy Heike in Germany who wrote:
"Some news from us: ... the Calender 2010 for Donny and for "The Beast" are online now and all can download it, for 5 €."
All donations will be given to PanCAN, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, to help with their work into research and support. Visit the sites at:
and click on the Donate button to find out more. Thank you Heike.
Monday 17th August 2009: Hello everyone,
Some snippets of news about "Dirty Dancing" - check out "on this day in movies" here.
and, Swayze Buddy Sue from Michigan has told us: "The Dirty Dancing 2010 Calendar by Lions Gate Films is now available! $13.99 at BORDERS". thanks Sue! The calendar is also available at Stylefeeder.com, Amazon.com and towerbooks.com. Also Calendars.com - thanks Holly!
Tuesday 11th August 2009: Hello everyone,
Swayze Buddies Julia and Heike have sent us a message about an idea they have created to raise money for PanCAN, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and their research, public awareness and patient support for pancreatic cancer. Here is a message from Heike:
Hello to everyone!
The Team of "The Beast" site and the team of "www.don-swayze.de" want to do something active for the cancer helps worldwide.
Here you find something so you can help too. We've created some puzzles and all what you have to do ... click the donate button ... and the rest the computer will tell you. After your donate, you can download the puzzle.
Julia tells us that the donation is Euros 2,- for each puzzle which is around $2.93 or £1.72 and you can have fun with the puzzles which feature Patrick in "The Beast" and Patrick's brother Donny.Thank you ladies.
Wednesday 22nd July 2009: Hello everyone,
Ellen from Virginia Beach has been in touch with this message:
"I'm a local affiliate coordinator for our Pancreatic Cancer Action Network group here in Virginia Beach, Virginia. I lost my Mom to pancreatic cancer more than ten years ago, so I know what Lisa and Patrick are battling. My heart goes out to them.
Our group is excited to be having a movie night on August 2nd, honoring Patrick, with the showing of Patrick's "Dirty Dancing." The theater will graciously donate all the ticket sales to pancreatic cancer research and support, via the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
I'm attaching a copy of our flier, as well as the link for the cool banner which the cinema has put on their web site, advertising the movie. If you could mention something on the fan web site, I'd sure appreciate it.
Thanks again for all you do. We'll all continue to keep Patrick and Lisa in our prayers.
web page for movie: www.cinema-cafe.com/events.asp
click here to see the flyer.
Thank you Ellen for getting in touch and best wishes for a successful fundraising evening!
Also, we've been sent a link to a song about frisbees! Cindy wrote to us:
"The song is an ode to the game of ultimate frisbee but gets its name from Patrick Swayze's character in the movie Roadhouse. As you probably remember, the character in that movie was not someone that you wanted to mess with to say the least! In the song, when you have a "Pocketful of Swayze" you basically have a can of "whoop-..." to unleash (so to speak) so watch out!"
Check it out here .
Tuesday 12th May 2009: Hello everyone,
Well, they did a brilliant job! Swayze Buddy Cami has been in touch and asked us to post this message to everyone on the website:
Dear Patrick, Lisa and Swayze Buddies,
Thank you for your support and posting our annual walk on your fan
website. Words alone are not enough to show our gratitude. Our
hearts and prayers are with you and your family every day as you
battle this cancer. We lost our mother, Susan Brown to pancreatic
cancer in February 2006 and together as a family we are working to
raise funds and awareness of pancreatic cancer. We wanted to share
with you that team Sue Urchins raised close to $32,000 for the cause
(once company matching hits our account). Every dollar helps us
provide support for pancreatic cancer patients and their families, it
gets us on step closer to earlier detection, better and more effective
treatments, and one day a CURE. We will not stop until we have won
the war against pancreatic cancer. Our voices will be heard in memory
of those who lost the battle and in honor of those still fighting the
We will continue to pray for all of you everyday. Stay positive,
surround yourself with love, and never never give up hope. Keep kick-
in it, Patrick!
Our Love and Gratitude,
Well done to everyone involved in the walk.
Thursday 23rd April 2009: Hello everyone,
Swayze Buddy Rebecca in England has sent us this link which features an interview with Stacy Widelitz when he recalls Patrick and himself writing "She's Like the Wind". Thanks Rebecca!
Swayze Buddy Cami Brown has requested our help with publicising her fundraising efforts in aid of PanCan. Here is Cami's letter:
"Our website information:
PurpleStride Chicago 2009 Walk for Pancreatic Cancer
Team Sue's Urchins are seaching for a cure!
http://pancan.kintera.org/pschicago09/suesurchins (Our Team Name: Sue's Urchins)
Dear Patrick Pals,
On May 2nd, 2009, we will be walking in the honor of those who have lost
their battle with Pancreatic Cancer and those who are still in the fight.
We need to bring hope to those who are battling this disease. I have lost
three family member to this cancer. My mother-in-law, Susan Brown who fought
this disease for two years. My grandmother, Wilma Notson who battled in for
three months. My uncle who survived two months past the diagnosis. We need
to raise our voices and be heard. Please pass this email on to friends and
family, so they hear our voice. We hope that you will walk with us or make a
donation to further research and a cure. There is no greater gift than
hope, let us be part of that hope.
Pancreatic cancer is one of the very few cancers for which survival has not
improved substantially in the last 30 years. The five-year survival rate was
2 percent in the 1970s and is just 5 percent now. The overall five-year
survival rate for all forms of cancer is 66 percent. Pancreatic cancer is
severely under-researched and under-funded. Unlike many cancers, no early
detection tools or effective treatments exist for pancreatic cancer. Part of
the problem is that the National Cancer Institute allocates just 2 percent
of its funding for this leading cancer killer.
Thank you for your time and for forwarding this email. My goal is to
generate awareness and support for PanCAN. Together we can make a
Similarly, Swayze Pal Karla has written to us inviting you to check out her memorial site for her uncle and link to donate to the American Cancer Society. Here is Karla's letter:
"This is a fundraiser in which I have created for cancer research.
It is in loving memory of my Uncle, James Carter, who died of pancreatic
Please check out the memorial site I have made and donate if you like.
Our best wishes go to you both.
Friday 27th March 2009: Hello everyone,
Thank you to Swayze Buddy Sue from Michigan who tells us that the People Magazine of April 6th features Patrick's tribute to Natasha Richardson who sadly passed away after a skiing accident. You can also find Patrick's tribute online at the People website here.
Sue also says that same People Magazine edition features Travis Fimmel - Patrick's side-kick in "The Beast" - talking about working with Patrick.
Friday 6th March 2009: Hello everyone,
Some exciting news hitting the wires on the internet - there is to be a stage production of "Ghost"! Check out these reports. Swayze Buddies Claire and Rebecca from England and Julia from Tennessee sent us these links to the BBC, Digital Spy and London Paper Blog reports - thanks ladies! There is also a report today in the New York Times here.
Swayze Buddy Sue from Michigan sent us this link to news of a M*A*S*H marathon taking place on TV in the United States this weekend. The episode featuring Patrick is "Blood Brothers" and will be aired on Sunday 8th March at 10.30pm. Thanks Sue!
Saturday 14th February 2009: Hello everyone,
Happy St Valentine's Day to everyone across the world! HMV.com carried out a poll of top romance films and Ghost is first with Dirty Dancing second! Fabulous!
Read about the HMV poll here from the Press Association and Swayze Buddy Julia sent us this link too, thanks Julia!
Thanks also to Swayze Buddy Sue from Michigan who sent us a link here to another poll featuring Dirty Dancing and Ghost in the top ten - fantastic. Great St Valentine's Day viewing!
Thursday 22nd January 2009: Hello everyone,
We have heard from Jackie in the United States who tells us:
"I made a slideshow video of Patrick and Lisa and included a song to go with
it. It's a tribute to their relationship and I was hoping it would put more
smiles on their faces. Here is the link to the video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_uwmt-5yKw I just felt compelled to do something for them after watching
the Barbara Walters interview
Thank you Jackie. It's beautiful. A lovely gift to Patrick and Lisa.
Saturday 10th January 2009: Hello everyone,
Andrea has been in touch with us about a healing circle on Facebook you all might like to know about. Andrea says:
I just thought you might like to be aware of a healing circle which has been set up by my friend. The intention is to direct group healing & prayers towards Patrick to help him in his battle with cancer.
There are already 342 members who are intending to take part in the forthcoming group-healing circle on 14 and 19 January. You may wish to pass on this link to your members who are welcome to participate, if they have not already arranged to do so.
I hope this will be of some comfort to Patrick and his family.
Thank you for sharing this with us Andrea.
Wednesday 31st December 2008: Hello everyone,
Further to our report below from 16th December, Zone Romantica will start their screening of North and South, the miniseries starring Patrick, on New Year's Day - 1st January 2009 at 8pm UK time.
Swayze Buddy Sue from Michigan has told us about a book called "GREAT KISSES...and Famous Lines Right Out of the Movies" by Timothy Knight which features 2 pages on the famous kiss from "Ghost". Thanks Sue!
We're down to our last 35 calendars so if you want one - you should be quick about ordering one at: http://www.patrickswayze.net/calendar.htm
Thank you sincerely to everyone who has ordered so far and we will update you soon on the total we have collected as the charity donation.
Tuesday 16th December 2008: Hello everyone,
Swayze Buddy Sue from Michigan tells us that People magazine has a special edition celebrating the 80's on newstands now. There is a page on Dirty Dancing including a picture of Patrick and Jennifer in the movie section.
Sue also tells us that there is an "All Hail Swayze" feature on some of Patrick's most popular movies here. Thanks Sue!
I saw a trailer on the UK TV channel Zone Romantica for North and South! It's to be screened on their Channel! You can see the trailer here. we hope to have more news from the Zone Romantica soon - watch this space!
Sunday 7th December 2008: Hello everyone,
An update on our message below. We have just sold our 200th Calendar! Thank you, thank you sincerely for all your support. This means that we can now send a total of $400 to Major Cancer Charities in the United States. We will keep you posted on where the money goes.
But, it doesn't stop there! We have just taken delivery of a re-order of the Calendar and we are fully stocked up and waiting for your orders! This is an ideal Christmas gift for someone you know who is a fan of Patrick's, or who supports the collection we are making to the charities so order one today on our Calendar page here.
Thank you so much again, and keep sending those positive thoughts, prayers, love and light to Patrick and Lisa! Your support means so much to them, you are wonderful!
Swayze Buddy Julia sent us this great archive video from 1987 - check it out! Patrick in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1987! Thanks Julia!
Sunday 16th November 2008: Hello everyone,
Thank you to all of you who have so far bought our 2009 Calendars and for your kind comments. We have just sold our 100th calendar! That means that the total we have gathered so far for the cancer charity donation is $200. That is a fantastic total and with your help, we can double that!
If you have friends who are Patrick Swayze fans or you feel they would like the kind thought of donating to a major cancer charity in the U.S.A. then the calendar is ideal as a Xmas present for them. It is easy to post anywhere in the world.
If you want us to post a calendar directly to a different address, for example a friend overseas, please order on our calendar page for that part of the world, let us know your friend's address by writing to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will mail it to them directly with your compliments enclosed.
We desperately want to send a superb total amount to the charity in recognition of Patrick's fighting spirit and our support of him and others who suffer from this illness. Help us achieve our goal by ordering a calendar now at: http://www.patrickswayze.net/calendar.htm and we will donate $2 for each calendar sold, to a major cancer charity in the U.S.A. Thank you!
Thank you to Swayze Buddy Julia from Tennessee who alerted us to this update on the Blu-ray release of "Ghost" on 30th December 2008.
Swayze Buddy Sue from Michigan sent us this link to a page of fun "inside information" from the shooting of "Dirty Dancing" - thanks Sue!
Saturday 8th November 2008: Hello everyone,
Swayze Buddy Sue from Michigan has alerted us to an article in People magazine of 17th November featuring Patrick. Thanks Sue!
Sunday 2nd November 2008: Hello everyone,
Our 2009 Calendar is now in our hands and the first batch of orders will be put into the post on Monday. To those of you who have ordered a Calendar, thank you for your kind donations to the collection we are making from the sales of our Calendar to a major cancer charity in the United States.
We have now put a new image of our calendar onto the order page at: http://www.patrickswayze.net/calendar.htm and we are accepting orders through that page for payment by PayPal.
Thank you sincerely for your support!
Wednesday 29th October 2008: Hello everyone,
We are now accepting pre-orders for our 2009 Calendar. The Calendars should be available within the week and you can pre-order one now by going to:
For every Calendar that we sell, we will donate US $2 to a major cancer charity based in the United States. So if you are looking for a Christmas or Holiday gift for a friend who is also a Swayze fan and want to donate to a major cancer charity - look no further!
Friday 24th October 2008: Hello everyone,
Thank you to Swayze Buddy Crystal who sent us this link to the great news that there is speculation that the Dirty Dancing stage production will move to Broadway!
Also, I spotted this great review in the Northwest Indiana and Illinois Times Newspaper of the stage production for anyone who can reach the theatre to see the show.
and in the Post Tribune
and the Chicago Daily Herald
Sunday 12th October 2008: Hello everyone,
The Press Association are reporting the results of a "Best Tear Jerker movie of all time" poll and Patrick's movie "Ghost" came second. Read more about the poll here.
Also, Swayze Buddy Avril from England told us that in the UK, Channel 5 are showing "Ghost" on TV tonight, Sunday 12th October at 9pm. Thanks Avril!
Saturday 27th September 2008: Hello everyone,
Swayze Buddy Julia from Tennessee in the USA has sent us this link to a
fabulous behind the scenes look at the stage production of "Dirty Dancing" Thanks Julia!
The stage production opens at the Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago,
Illinois, USA on Sunday 28th September. Here are more great links to the stage production from Swayze Buddy Sue from Michigan:
Northwest Indiana and Illinois Times
and Sue mentioned also news of a cast change in the London stage production from Playbill.
Swayze Buddy Rebecca from England let us know about Patrick's films that are on TV in the UK this weekend, thanks Rebecca!
Fox and the Hounds 2 on Saturday 27th at 12.35 on Disney Cinemagic.
Point Break on Saturday night, 27th at 11.25 on BBC1.
Monday 22nd September 2008: Hello everyone,
Thanks to Swayze Buddy Julia in Tennessee, USA who sent us the information that the Dirty Dancing "Girl's Night In" DVD region 2 package (and also out on Blu-ray) which is being released in the UK now has the launch date of 3rd November 2008 and is available to pre-order at most good DVD stores in the UK and online. According to the website http://www.play.com, the package also includes the following:
- Eye mask
- Deleted and extended scenes
- Multi angle dance sequences
- Commentaries and so much more (including the now infamous 'deleted scene!')
If we spot news of it's release elsewhere, we'll let you know - please let us know if you see it advertised in your area of the world, thank you.
Thank you again to Julia who also let us know that there is a picture of Patrick in US weekly September.22nd issue of Patrick, a little bigger than a wallet size from 1971. Julia says it's "His senior year of graduation.He looked so cute in high school"
Sunday 14th September 2008: Hello everyone,
Thank you to Swayze Buddy Crystal from Washington State, USA who sent us this link about the return of Dirty Dancing: Time of Your Life to TV in the UK.
Thank you also to Swayze Buddy Shirley from Texas in the USA who spotted this book for sale on Amazon. The great news is that all proceeds go to the American Cancer Society:
Tuesday 19th August 2008: Hello everyone,
Swayze Buddy Rebecca from England has written to us:
"The following will interest fans in Essex click here but best of all, this is a fabulous report about Patrick's birthday and lots of photos. He looks great. Rebecca"
Thanks Rebecca! Great photos of Patrick and Lisa!
Sunday 17th August 2008: Hello everyone!
Swayze Buddy Sue from Michigan has told us about this report on the opening of the Stage Production of "Dirty Dancing" in Chicago. If you are lucky enough to see the show let us know all about it!
Swayze Buddy Rebecca from England has told us about this report from Chicago. Watch the movie "Dirty Dancing" in the open air! The screening is part of the Chicago Park District's "Summer Movies in the Park" series.
Check out our Fan Club news too for the launch of our new online fun area - free to register!
Monday 11th August 2008: Hello everyone,
Patrick has written a foreword for the Biography of Om Puri, the actor who played Hasari Pal in "City of Joy", the moving story of an American Doctor Max Lowe (played by Patrick) who assists the residents of a Bustee in Calcutta, India and finds himself in the process. Read more here about the Biography.
Friday 8th August 2008: Hello everyone,
Start writing your Christmas wish list! News today about a special edition "Night in with the girls" package scheduled for release in November which includes Dirty Dancing and all the trimmings for a great night in! Check this link for more about it!
Tuesday 8th July 2008: Hello everyone,
Swayze Buddy Sue from Michigan has sent a link to this Playbill article about the release of Dirty Dancing the stage production in Chicago and then
on to the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles. Tickets are on sale now.
Sue has also told us the great news that Britain's all-time favourite screen
kiss has been revealed as Patrick kissing Demi Moore in his film "Ghost".
Check out these reports here and here for details. Thanks Sue!
Point Break was released on Blu-ray (all regions) on 1st July - available
now from all good video stores! Read reviews and details of the DVD's
contents here and here.
Thursday 26th June 2008: Hello everyone,
Sincere thanks to all of you who sent wonderful Happy Anniversary Cards to Patrick and Lisa on the occasion of their 33rd Wedding Anniversary on 12th June! Your best wishes and positive messages of support and love mean so very much to Patrick and Lisa, thank you.
Sunday 15th June 2008: Hello everyone,
Swayze Buddy Jeanny from Luxembourg has told us about a Region 2 DVD version of "Next of Kin" Jeanny says: "I just found out that Next of Kin is being released on DVD in Germany on 11th July. The German title is “Ruf nach Vergeltung” and it can already be pre ordered from Amazon Germany. Languages you can choose are: German, English, French and Spanish. The subtitles are also in German, English, French and Spanish and also in Turkish, Danish, Finish, Norwegian, Portuguese and Swedish." Thank you Jeanny!
Swayze Buddy Sue from Michigan has told us that tickets are now available to pre-order for the Boston run of the stage production of Dirty Dancing which opens on 7th February 2009. Tickets continue to be sold for the Chicago performances.
Thursday 5th June 2008: Hello everyone,
Swayze Buddy Sue from Michigan has told us that a new series of "Dirty Dancing: The Time of Your Life" started filming this week - read the report here. Thanks Sue!
Swayze Buddy Crystal from Washington State has told us about a bargain price for North and South on DVD. Crystal wrote: " This was such a stunning bargain that I had to write and tell you...... From Movies Unlimited the complete North and South collection on dvd for $58.99!!!!" Check it out here. Thanks Crystal!
Thursday 29th May 2008: Hello everyone,
Fingers crossed that Patrick's pilot "The Beast" will be chosen to go forward. Read the latest news from Patrick's publicist about it here. Thank you to Swayze Buddies Crystal and Paula for alerting us to the report!
As an addendum to the entry of 22nd May 2008 below, check out this report about the sequel to Point Break.
In friendship, Margaret.
Thursday 22nd May 2008: Hello everyone,
As we reported on this page over a year ago on Monday 14th May 2007, the film companies are still discussing a sequel to Point Break. Thank you to the many Swayze Buddies who alerted us to these reports. Check out one of the latest articles discussing the proposal here.
If we hear more about this, we'll pass it along!
Friday 2nd May 2008: Hello everyone,
Just to inform you about a couple of fundraising events to benefit Pancreatic Cancer Research charities.
Swayze Pal Cami Brown has been in touch with us about a walk fundraising event. Cami says:
"The walk is Saturday in Chicago, Illinois. We would like to get donations possible before the walk but the site will be open a month after the event. Our goal is to get more research, more help for those battling cancer, and one day a cure." Please visit here for more information. Best wishes Cami!
Another fundraiser that is happening - artist Steve Elliott has been in touch about an exhibit he is putting on in Portland, Oregon as part of an art exhibition featuring 35 artists. Steve usually creates portraits of action and rock stars and for this exhibit, as well as other Patrick Swayze related items and Patrick's films playing on a TV he has set up, he has painted a portrait of Patrick fighting a bear - as Steve says, "A statement of his absolute toughness!" Steve has promised to put 100% of whatever the portrait raises at a silent auction to Charity, so if you can make it to Portland, the exhibit is on display at: http://milepostfive.com/ and runs from 16th to 24th May 2008. Thanks Steve!
In friendship, Margaret.
Saturday 26th April 2008: Hello everyone,
Thanks go to Swayze Buddy Julia from Tennessee, U. S. A. who has been in touch to tell us she has found a website where you can pre-order a Dirty Dancing calendar for 2009. Check it out at: http://www.calendars.com
Swayze Buddy Rebecca from Cheddar, UK has told us that Waking Up In Reno is on BBC1 on Sunday night, 27 April , at 12.20.a.m. - thanks Rebecca.
Rebecca also spotted a report about a free outdoor viewing of Dirty Dancing in Newcastle, UK on May 4th. Read the report here.
.... and also that Patrick's movie Point Break made the top 100 films of all time in The Times of London's poll. That report is here. Well spotted Rebecca!
In friendship, Margaret.
Thursday 10th April 2008: Hello everyone,
Swayze Buddy Sue in Michigan sent us this news that tickets for the stage
version of "Dirty Dancing" taking place in Chicago went on sale on Friday.
Read more on the Chicago Tribune website.
Also, on 1st July, "Point Break - Pure Adrenaline Edition" will be released
by 20th Century Fox on Blu-ray. Read more here.
Thursday 27th March 2008: Hello everyone,
Christopher Buttner has been in touch with us about the fun stage production currently underway for "Point Break". He also sent us this message for all of Patrick's fans and sends his best wishes to Patrick:
"I hope you can get this news out to his fans that might want to participate in this performance, which starts in San Francisco, April 11 and runs through to the end of June and is currently still running in Los Angeles. We wish him the best."
If you would like to know more about this production, please read the press release here.
In friendship, Margaret.
Monday 3rd March 2008: Hello everyone,
Sad news this morning of the passing of Jeff Healey, the talented musician whose band features in Patrick's movie "Road House". He will be sadly missed and our thoughts go out to his family.
In friendship, Margaret.
Monday 25th February 2008: Hello everyone! Johnny and Baby get a mention
in this report about favourite on screen couples!
MARK ISHAM'S score for Point Break has been released by La La Land Records
and is available on a limited edition to buy at:
http://www.lalalandrecords.com/PointBreak.html Great music!
In friendship, Margaret.
Monday 11th February 2008: Hello everyone!
Read this report about the pilot "The Beast" that Patrick has been working on for A & E. The network will be making their decisions on the various projects that have been completed so hopefully we will see the pilot of the mini series "The Beast" on our screens soon! Patrick is well and no doubt looking forward to hearing more on this too!
In friendship, Margaret.
Monday 4th February 2008: Hello everyone! Our calendars are all sold out, sorry!
In friendship, Margaret.
Sunday 3rd February 2008: Hello everyone!
Patrick's movies are number one again! This time in a poll taken with customers of the movie rental company lovefilm.com. They voted Baby Houseman's confession of her feelings for Patrick's character Johnny Castle as number one most romantic quote from a movie, ever! It beat such classics as Casablanca and Love Story! Read all about it here.
Also, Ananova.com reports that Dirty Dancing came second in the same company's poll of the best feel good movie read more here.
In friendship, Margaret.
Thursday 3rd January 2008: Hello everyone and a Happy New Year 2008!
Two of Patrick's films have featured in a recent poll of "Most Romantic Films"! Ghost took third place and Dirty Dancing is also mentioned in the top 20 films. Read more about it here.
We still have a few 2008 Patrick Swayze Calendars left - go to http://www.patrickswayze.net/calendar.htm for more information.
In friendship, Margaret.
Saturday 1st December 2007: Hello everyone! As we mentioned a few days ago, we want to offer for sale our Fan Club Calendar in time for Christmas and we will donate US $ 2 for every calendar sold through our website, to Patrick and Lisa's nominated charity. If you wish to order our Patrick Swayze Calendar please go to our page at: http://www.patrickswayze.net/calendar.htm where you can pay by PayPal. We regret we can only receive orders online and payments through PayPal for the calendar.
We hope that you all enjoy your calendars and that they help you with your gift ideas for friends who are also fans!
In friendship, Margaret.
Tuesday 27th November 2007: Hello everyone! Swayze Buddy Sue from Michigan has told us about a Dirty Dancing calendar that is available to buy - check out the Borders bookstore website for more information! Watch this space soon for news of our very own calendar when for every calendar purchased, a donation will be made to Patrick and Lisa's chosen charity!
Swayze Buddy Sue from Michigan has also asked for our help with gathering some survey information which is fun for you to do too! Can you help out Sue with her research? If so, please go to: http://www.patrickswayze.net/suesform/suesform.html and fill out her questionnaire. Thank you if you can help!
In friendship, Margaret.
Sunday 18th November 2007: Hello everyone!
Swayze Buddy Bärbel from Germany has sent us some great links to photos! Bärbel wrote:
(See our news item dated 4th November 2007 below on this page). Thanks for letting us know about the change. Birte.
In friendship, Margaret.
Also, Sue has told us about transcripts of the show available from Oprah. Sue wrote:
When that opens, look on the left of the screen and click OPRAH BOUTIQUE. Then on the left you will see TRANSCRIPTS - view all. Click on view all. Under 2007 click NOVEMBER. Under the photo of the 11/06 show you will see the prices. Then click VIEW DETAILS. You will either buy a printed copy,which they will mail to you, or you buy a PDF download. If you are connected to a printer you can either download and print or you can save it (I saved in my documents) and print it. It is cheaper if you print it instead of having them mail it to you."
Swayze Buddy Diane from Canada has sent us the great news that Patrick is to appear on Oprah on Tuesday 6th November at 4pm Eastern Time in the USA - check it out on Oprah's websiteand click on the link for Tuesday's show. Thanks Diane!
In friendship, Margaret.
Swayze Buddy Simone from Germany has sent us three great links to images and reports about Patrick and Lisa's trip to Dubai. Check them out:
Swayze Buddy Liz from England let us know that "Ghost" is on Channel Five on UK television this coming Sunday at 9pm. Thanks Liz!
In friendship, Margaret.
Swayze Buddy Sandra from Switzerland has told us about a great interview with Patrick at a recent event in Dubai he attended with Lisa. Read the interview here. Thanks Sandra!
"What a perfect start into the weekend! Just wanted to drop you a line to let you know that my Friday morning began
with these fantastic pics of Patrick and Lisa attending the world premiere
and afterparty of the movie "Dan in Real Life" in Los Angeles on 24th
You can see the images by clicking on the links above and then searching for Patrick or Lisa's names. They are fantastic, thanks Bärbel!
In friendship, Margaret.
Thank you to Swayze Buddy Avril from England who alerted us to Channel Five's special Dirty Dancing evening tonight on UK television. You can indulge yourself by watching Dirty Dancing at 8pm followed by "Seriously Dirty Dancing" - a documentary following presenter Dawn Porter as she explores the locations and stories behind the casting and making of the film Dirty Dancing. Check out the Channel Five website for videos connected to the film.
Thank you also to Swayze Buddy Sandra from Switzerland who has told us that North and South Book 3 ("Fackeln im Sturm") will be released on DVD in the German Language on 16th November 2007. Sandra says you can order the DVD from www.amazon.de or www.bol.ch . Thanks Sandra!
In friendship, Margaret.
Thanks also to Swayze Buddy Liz from England who told us about a brand new competition show called "Dirty Dancing: Time of Your Life" which will be screened in the UK on Living TV Channel from Wednesday 17th october at 9pm. Read all about it on the Living TV website page for the series! Thanks Liz!
MGM have announced that Red Dawn will be released on Blu-ray on 20th November - check out this report.
In friendship, Margaret.
Michelle at Blink TV has been in touch again about an exciting event happening in the UK next week! Here is Michelle's poster which tells you all about it!
In friendship, Margaret.