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[video] kickstarter project? funded! here’s a teaser:

July 24th, 2017 · No Comments

WOW that was a serious hurdle you all helped me jump. Now I have some actual money to pay these people who have already been donating their time and equipment for my project. While they were happy to do it there’s nothing like cold hard cash to keep them motivated as we enter the critical time crunch that is the SXSW film entry deadline (October 20th).
My heart goes out to Gerard and Nick. Kyle too! They have been working tirelessly to organize and tag two years worth of footage. Every day I am praying for their strength. They have told me the story inspires them which is so important. Please say a prayer for them that we can hit this deadline.

Hugh mahalo Gerard for taking time to cut this teaser. Kyle helped a lot with organizing. It’s simply incredible.

Christa Teaser from Gerard Elmore on Vimeo.

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[video] Art Car for Cancer

May 25th, 2017 · 1 Comment

Music: The World is Ours – Jai Wolf
Shoot/Edit: Josuha Bowlin

Mahalo to Aaron De La Cruz, one of my favorite artists period, for flying to Oahu courtesy of my POW! WOW! Hawaii family to resurrect the art car!!!! WOW! What an amazing birthday gift!! For the birthday the doctors didn’t think I would see!!!

Search the hashtag #CWBMW on Instagram to see what Aaron did four years ago to my car as a part of his Long Walk Home solo exhibition in Hawaii. And make sure to check out the crazy-epic murals and other works he has produced (prepare to be blown away).

The pink tells a different story – one that will hopefully inspire others when they see that yes, even with stage iv breast cancer that’s spread all over my brain and other organs… YES I am still here.

Now whenever you see this beauty on the road you know that

1. CW is alive!
2. You can CHOOSE HOPE!
3. Life is a gift! Use it wisely!

Mahalo to Joshua Bowlin at Creative Timing Images for this beautiful shooting and editing.

If you or anyone close to you has been diagnosed at late stage for breast cancer know it is NOT a death sentence! You can take control of your own health!

Please read more under “cancer resources” here:

#CWSTRONG

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health update v.3

May 12th, 2017 · 2 Comments

Hello, friends. It’s been awhile since my last post and some of you might not know how I’m doing today.

There’s a lot to tell and it’s all good things.

Whatever I’m doing – and however you are helping – it’s working. IT’S WORKING!

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the Best of 2016, according to me

January 9th, 2017 · 3 Comments

i know what you’re thinking – why would we want to look back at such a terrible year. let that crap go already. i know i know.

2016? the worst.

i’m usually a pretty optimistic glass-is-half-full kind of person and have been my whole life but 2016 got to me too.

the most obvious is what happened in politics, but my cat sophia loren the love of my life since paul and the only one who was with me day in and day out during those very difficult treatments passed away. my cancer not only came back but EXPLODED (the doctors words) all over my lungs liver and brain, i lost a friend that was immortal to me, i had to take a huge step back from everything that made me feel alive – socializing, doing events and parties, being at work, DJing, just being out there. in the scene.

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mahalo

December 23rd, 2016 · 2 Comments

woah. that was a really great birthday party.

if you were there you know. if you couldn’t make it, trust me your positive vibes were received loud and clear.

to be fair, that was not my party. i mean it was my party, but that was not executed by one person. it took the selfless participation of many others working for no other reason than to share the love. that? is what we call a community.

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12/21 Event Tickets and Info

December 15th, 2016 · 1 Comment

hello! i’m pretty excited for my party. here’s the link for pre-sale tickets:

Eventbrite - SUPERCW's Official Liquor Industry Retirement and Birthday Party Fundraiser

guys, this is NOT the event to come fashionably late to! the food vendors might run out of food, you might miss the aerial burlesque, or matt’s epic fashion show, or MY SPEECH, or THE most killer live act. just come early. eat. drink. dance. smile. celebrate with me. ok? don’t worry there’s valet parking. i recommend a taxi or uber.

screen-shot-2016-12-15-at-8-57-36-am Thank you so much Tracy and Frolic Hawaii for this feature and such nice words. you too, honolulu magazine, wow you called me a “nightlife powerhouse” i am still so floored by that recognition!

Hey, tell your friends to come? This may or may not be a benefit to help me cover some of my never-ending cancer treatments. (hint: it is). Also, if you can’t afford the ticket message me and I’ll put you to work so you can still come. I would rather have you there! Trust me I know how the holidays are, or any month living in Honolulu city. I had to work three jobs to make ends meet and still lived paycheck to paycheck. It’s so worth it to be here though :)

and WOAH you guys check out the poster art. mahalo to my buddy jeffrey gress for taking the time to make a hand-lettered poster for the event. it’s way beyond anything he’s ever done for me and i’m just sitting here crying with gratitude.

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merry christa-ams. (epic video by UVAV)

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