Kevin Peak & Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh @Terrapin Crossroads
"Ramble On Rose" 10/15/2017
Kevin and his brother, David Peak @ The Last Human Race May, 2017, San
Kevin Peak - Love & Peace
moved from a group home to living independently in an
apartment, and now a house shared with May Rice, then Susan Shephard, supported by the
Casa Allegra Community Services in San Rafael
loves music, reading, sailing, basketball, bowling, bocce, swimming, golf,
movies, Lion's Club, and watching Giants games. He is learning
He had a
part-time job at Autodesk gym in San Rafael before the pandemic.
He loves to
sing along with his CD's and his favorite band to see live is the
Kevin & Aliya
PDS, San Anselmo, California DAY PROGRAM for people with
People with special needs, intellectual and developmental disabilities have real
ability & talent.
This gallery of artists, singers, dancers, PUPPETEERS, travelers, and
musicians were not schooled in the usual way
are able to live up to their great potential and are a model
solution as examples of love in action.
"It's priceless to be with them who are the
embodiment of pure love. I don't ever think of them as disabled"
2003 The Unbroken Chain Foundation sponsored a benefit concert at the Lordeaux estate
in Marin county, California for an agency serving the needs of these
special people with developmental diasabilities.
Phil Lesh and his wife Jill have a personal connection to
this special community of individuals.
"It's priceless to be with them who are
the embodiment of pure love. I don't ever think of them as
disabled", said Phil Lesh.
Phil Lesh & Friends (Warren Haynes, Jimmy Herring,
John Molo, Rob Barracco, John "Marmaduke" Dawson, Jeff Chimenti,
Mickey Hart & Bobby Weir) performed an amazing evening of
celebration under a starlit sky & Cedars of Marin resident
drummed on stage with the band.
BOB WEIR & PHIL LESH
Tim Johnson playing with the band
Jefferson Rice, Chris
Bonfiglio (CACS), Brenda McIvor (Cedars) seated, & Tim Johnson
@ May Rice Memorial,
Several non-profit agencies in Marin county like Cedars of Marin,
and Casa Allegra Community Services (CACS)
provide a living & work community
for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a creative environment that
fosters their independence, defends their dignity, helps them develop their
potential & double their life expectancy. I have worked with these agencies
and these special individuals for over twenty years as a residential caregiver.
This year there will be no annual Human Race that raises funds that support
these agencies, and the real solution would be for this community to come
together & show their support & love for those that are dependent on the care of
others as we seek alternative fund raising possibilities.
Good people who care
about others are seeking a real solution for the
May Rice &
John Gill Hines and Edwin Walter
Artist Cynthia Adams paints rainbows
Chris Clarke, who has the talent of a professional
dancer, leads Richard Simmons' exercise class
Artist Gina Learned listens & watches
in McLaren Park in San Francisco @ Jerry Garcia Amphitheater
Gina makes a new friend
"Inspector Rabbit" by artist Grace Slick
Gina Learned is a talented artist and when we
visit a gallery in Sausalito, Grace Slick is there & she comes over
and talks to Gina and shakes her hand
Artists have an eye out for each other