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Lethal Rhythms’ Kra Riddell for LLS Woman of the Year 2011 (GA Chapter)

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Campaign members, Deziree Valdez with Lethal Rhythms, Jay Choquette with X8 Marketing, Jon Acosta, and Barry Gray would like to congratulate Kra Riddell on her phenomenal progress, so far, as she runs for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Woman of the Year 2011 (Georgia Chapter). We are honored to be a part of your team! We truly believe you have the dedication and loyalty to creating an awesome campaign for supporting a great cause. Below, you’ll find more details about Kra herself and how she is striving to make a difference, not just in our community, but all around the world. Thank you Kra, for not only being such an inspiration to us all, but for giving your heart, dedication, and faith into making a difference.

Team Authentikures 2011


Welcome to Kra Riddell’s Woman of the Year Homepage!

Kra Riddell- Leukemia and Lymphoma Society- Woman of the Year

Why am I a candidate?

I want to make a difference in the world, whether it directly affects one person that can pass their life change on to another, many people at once, or a domino effect of events that creates a better atmosphere for our society and community. Last November of 2010, I woke up one morning with a phenomenal feeling of inspiration. Honestly, while I was taking a shower, I wondered “what is my purpose,” “how can I make a difference in a society that has grown so distant from our neighbors?” This feeling of change and re-evolution, where people to care of people to better the world. I thought and thought, of how I, Kra Riddell a 21 year-old college graduate that works more than often could possibly have the power or influence to better my community, the nation, but the world. I began remembering a wonderful society, that my company, Lethal Rhythms sponsored June of 2010, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. My mind began spinning, I would run for Woman of the Year 2011 and raise awareness of LLS, funds for research and treatments, and hopefully influence young woman in a time when jobs are scare and education is mere commonality to succeed. I thought this could be a global example of true passion and care for people that I have no connection or familiarity with.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Fortunately, I was nominated for a cause and asked to run as a candidate in December 2010. I was so honored that I still feel as if it is a dream that I am unprepared for. This chance of a lifetime to make a difference is such an honor. I understand what it is like to lose someone close, a family member, a friend, a supporter, but I have not experienced friends or family going through stages of Leukemia or Lymphoma. I was nominated for a cause and am dedicated to our future. I will learn more about blood cancer, from the potential causes to advanced research that is being used in remission today. I’m hoping to create vast awareness of the 10-week campaign period and promote good help and support nationally and globally. My personal goal is to raise $30,000 toward this cause, which 90% goes back to research and patient treatment. Though it may seem like such a small contribution, I hope it will be a start for others to take action, whether it is big or small because every action we take can make a difference tomorrow. How you can support me? I ask that you join me by making a contribution to my fundraising campaign. Each dollar I raise counts as one vote and the candidate who gets the most donations is named the local Man or Woman of the Year. I am raising money in honor of The Boy and Girl of the year, Jordan and Christina, local children in the Atlanta, GA who are blood cancer survivors. I truly hope to help find cures for blood cancers.
Christina Goy- Girl of the Year- The Leukemia and Lymphoma SocietyJordan- Boy of the Year- The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

All donations are greatly appreciated. Your donation is tax deductible and will support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society programs, including research, patient services, advocacy, public and professional education, and community services. Many thanks for your support for patients battling blood cancers and their families. Be sure to visit my Web site often to check on my progress and please ask your friends to support my efforts. Join me and help advance the mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Other ways to help support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society:

• Buy a ticket for the Grand Finale Gala on June 4th, 2011 at Loews Hotel, Atlanta

• Donate funds in Kra’s honor

• Donate live and silent auction items

Corporate Sponsorship

• Program ads for either $250.00 (Half page) or $500.00 (Full page)

• Attend events hosted by Kra, herself (follow her fan page for more details)

Please feel free to contact me at for more information on how you can help.

Thank you,

Kra (Cara) Riddell

Market Manager for Lethal Rhythms Entertainment

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The Rathman Fairytale Wedding 1/29/2011

Lethal Rhythms would like to say thank you to our newlyweds, Mr. and Mrs. Brian Rathman! It was such an honor for Lethal Rhythms DJ Mike Beaver and Event Coordinators, Kra Riddell and myself, Deziree Valdez to be a part of their wedding day on January 29, 2011 at the W- Hotel Midtown. Though Kra Riddell has coordinated weddings before, this was my first and it was remarkably beautiful and truly unique!

When I reminisce about the ceremony and reception, I begin to imagine the elegant lighting flowing throughout the gorgeous drapery that flowed over the back wall, provided by Event Drapery. By Tulip Flower Shop’s beautiful bouquets set on pedestals created a stunning visual accent against the white lighted drapery, which perfectly framed both Jennifer and Brian as they said their vows on center stage. Guests then made their way upstairs to the Away Hallway to enjoy delicate hors d’œuvres and a complimentary open bar. As guests mixed and mingled for about an hour, they were then summoned up to the 27th floor Ballroom for one of the most beautiful reception I have seen.

W- Hotel Midtown- Lethal Rhythms

The W-Midtown catering prepared one of the most enticing dinners that pampered guests with choices of salmon, steak, or chicken. After toasts were given, guests flowed on the dance floor to dance the night away with DJ Mike Beaver’s latest beats. One of the unique dances that Mr. and Mrs. Rathman chose to incorporate is known as the “Anniversary Dance”. This is a dance where all couples slow dance to a variety of chosen songs by the bride and groom. As guests dance, the DJ randomly announces numbers; this number indicates the number of years couples have been together. Once a couple’s anniversary is called, they politely leave the dance floor. At the end of the dance, the couple who has been together the longest give words of advice to the newlyweds to take on in their marriage. This was one of the most memorable moments I shared with Jennifer and Brian. As they began to slip away for the evening, they were surrounded by guests saying farewell before they exited through an outdoor elevator just in time to see the captivating city at its brightest. If you aren’t mesmerized yet, the talented Drew Newman with Drew Newman Photography, captured every special moment throughout the night.

Brian and Jennifer Rathman- Lethal Rhythms

In addition to the positive energy that flowed throughout the W- Hotel Midtown, fantastic vendors worked together to create a flawless day! Lethal Rhythms took pride in knowing guests walked away from Jennifer and Brian’s reception with everything from the Rathman’s style, taste, and vision in mind!

If you did not have the pleasure of attending the Rathman’s fairytale wedding, I hope I was able to give you a vivid recap of how perfect and romantic their special day was. Not only did I hear some of the best toasts, but every moment I shared with this wonderful couple and guests showed the dedication and devotion they have and bring together. This was truly a magical night that will be remembered dearly by family and friends alike.

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(Photos from Drew Newman Photography will be added in addition shortly.)

Banana Republic Going Live!

Enjoying Soiree's refreshments

Last night, Banana Republic chose Lethal Rhythms Entertainment to provide a variety of the latest beats for their “The Not Black Friday Event” hosted at Lenox Mall, Atlanta!! While a variety of energetic music traveled throughout the store, shopperes were put in a shop-athon trance during the 4 hour red carpet sale event from 5 pm to 9 pm!As customers mingled around they enjoyed all the great deals along with Soiree refreshments ranging from water, juices, cocktails, and even wine! Customers not only got to enjoy vibrant live music from DJ Joel and DJ Derek of Lethal Rhythms, but they also got to enjoy incredible savings throughout the entire store, while sipping on cocktails! Thank you Banana Republic for giving our clients/customers the best of two worlds, great values and a great time! Join our Blog and Facebook page to stay current with where our latest events will be held in Atlanta’s hot spots!!


DJ Derek and Crew