A Look Back: 2010

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This Time Tomorrow

This week, our look back will go back even further… to the year 2000 and the start of “This Time Tomorrow.”

In 2000, Cory Zimmermann’s friend and co-worker was diagnosed with Lymphoma. Cory was devastated that he couldn’t do more to help him through a difficult time. The helplessness inspired him to write a song titled “This Time Tomorrow,” which was later made into a music video, and became a vehicle to help people affected by cancer.

Fast forward to 2010 and the 10th anniversary of This Time Tomorrow, and with the help of z2, Cory led the charge to re-record the song, but this time, with a little help from his friends. More than dozen local musicians and vocalists joined in, contributing to the song and video, and many had their own stories of those they knew who had been affected by cancer. It turned out amazing.

But we weren’t done… When z2 gets into a project, we really get into a project. And if it’s for a good cause, that’s all the more reason to get involved, so we started planning a benefit concert featuring more than a half-dozen local bands, all to raise not just money–but awareness–about cancer and those affected by it.

That year, we also saw Deb Zindler named Woman of the Year by the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for our efforts, and then won 7 Telly awards for the video! (Plus a Communitas Award.)

So while 2010 was quite a year for z2 and our charity, 2013 is another big year. On Saturday, October 26th, 2013 is the 4th Annual Benefit Concert and CD Release. It’s a “dress to impress” event, and we’d love to see you there. Besides great live music by Erica Hoyt, Shealeigh, and I’m Not A Pilot, you’ll also see the new video featuring C. Thomas Howell and have a chance to win some impressive auction items, enjoy amazing food & drink, and best of all, help those in need.

October 18, 2013 · Posted by in misc, video  

If you joined us last year for the first ever ‘This Time Tomorrow’ benefit concert, you know you’re in for a good time at this year’s event. Cory’s foundation, This Time Tomorrow, is hosting its second annual benefit concert on Saturday, April 9, 2011—and there’s still time to buy your ticket! Get ready for an amazing night of song, spirit and inspiration in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Cory and the foundation’s co-founder Tony Goff will be raising money for LLS, while guests enjoy music, food, auctions and more.

The “dress to impress” event, to be held at the Milwaukee Art Museum, will feature a private concert with the music of Billy Joel performed by “52nd Street,” and an acoustic performance by Joe Wray. It also will include a special performance of the song, “This Time Tomorrow,” which was written to raise money for LLS.

There also will be live and silent auctions at the event, with proceeds benefiting LLS. Many incredible prizes are available, including a luxury cruise on Lake Michigan and a round of golf with Hollywood actor C. Thomas Howell, of TNT’s ‘Southland’ and who will be appearing in the next Spiderman movie in summer 2012. There also will be a grand red carpet entrance, gourmet tapas from one of Milwaukee’s top chefs, wine and cheese tasting by Wine Maniacs, gift bags and more.

The doors open at 7 pm and tickets are on sale now for $100 per person. They can be purchased online or at the door, and special group packages are available with discounted rates. More details on the benefit concert.

March 29, 2011 · Posted by in misc  

Communitas Award

Our efforts with Lymphoma Society (LLS) have been recognized by another great national organization! It was just announced that we won a Communitas Award for our “This Time Tomorrow” music video in the 2010 Communitas Awards contest. The video, to benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), features a collaboration of Milwaukee-area musicians.

Communitas Awards recognizes exceptional businesses, organizations and individuals that are unselfishly giving of themselves and their resources, and those that are changing how they do business to benefit their communities.

This Time Tomorrow won the award in category 3.1 Pro Bono. The winning video can be viewed at ThisTimeTomorrow.org and the song is available for $.99 download at iTunes with all proceeds going to LLS.

August 19, 2010 · Posted by in audio, misc, video  

This Time Tomorrow has once again proven to been inspiring to everyone involved. We hope you enjoy this music video, and also hope you’ll be inspired to buy the song and attend the benefit concert we’re putting on.

A big, big, big thanks to everyone who helped make this song and video a reality: Cory Zimmermann (ZyFy), Joe Hite, Tony Goff (The Boogie Men), Chris Steelman (Oil Can Harry), Randy Komberec (The Boogie Men), Brian McLaughlin (The Toys), Dani Daly (Oil Can Harry), Dan Henderson (Spoiled Rotten), Joe Gleesing (First Kiss), Joy Bach, Eric Darnell (Old Mil), John Hauser (The Love Monekys), Bobby Rouse (Rhythm Method & Light Up), Cheryl O’Hara (Sweet Tarts), Eric Barbieri (The Barbeez), Ameerah, Xeno (Bad Boy), Plus our group choir of musicians and friends, and everyone at Z2 Marketing

Find out more about this project at ThisTimeTomorrrow.org

April 19, 2010 · Posted by in event, video  

This Time Tomorrow

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We’ve been busy… very busy! This Time Tomorrow is keeping us busy, and it’s for a good cause.

For a bit of history on the This Time Tomorrow project, here’s an explanation:

In 2001, Dick Ticcioni and I were working together at an advertising agency when he was diagnosed with Lymphoma following a hernia examination. Though Dick remained positive, I was devastated that I couldn’t do more to help him through his difficult time. It was the bitterest inspiration I’ve ever received, but it gave me an idea for a song, which I recorded that night in my home studio despite a 102-degree fever. I would become the first of many motivated by Dick’s courage.

Read the entire story at the Then and Now page at ThisTimeTomorrow.org

While you’re there, find out about some of the events we’re planning to raise money for the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, including Cause-Mo Fridays, which happen every Friday at our office through May 14, 2010, as well as a big benefit concert for LLS on May 7th, 2010… details will follow, but we’re all pretty excited about the line-up we’ve got planned so far.

It’s been amazing to see this project take form in the last few weeks, and we’ve really been touched by people getting involved and helping out in any way they can. It really does give great home for the future.

March 31, 2010 · Posted by in event