The Walter White Funeral and Final Amends is a charity event brought to you by Vernon’s Hidden Valley Steakhouse, with support from their resident "Goomba" Jackamoe Buzzell, donated web services from oneheadlightink.com, donated chocolate for attendees at the funeral and reception from Joliesse Chocolates, and committed staff from Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless (AHCH), and Albuquerque Community Foundation.
All proceeds from the funeral, reception, additional purchases and donations go to the Vernon’s Steakhouse Walter White Endowment Fund at the Albuquerque Community Foundation benefitting AHCH.
Michael Baird, owner of Vernon’s Steakhouse states the, “Walter White funeral and final amends has been so well received from people all over the world that we have fans coming in from Colorado, North Carolina, Texas and even Canada to attend the funeral and Vernon's reception. We have sold Walter White bracelets throughout the United States and even to people in Great Britain, Brazil and the Ukraine.” One donor from the Midwest offered this statement when asked what compelled him to give, "I'm honestly a huge Breaking Bad fan and I saw that someone was having a Walter White Memorial to benefit Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless and it moved me that a ground breaking TV show could spark a response that could actually help people."
In addition to the Walter White funeral, part of Saturday's event will include a memorial tribute to the lost lives of DEA Agents, Hank Schrader and Steven Gomez, and "Apology Girl", Jane Margolis whom played Jesse's girlfriend and died on the show from a heroin overdose. A replica of the iconic Breaking Bad RV and the actual SUV that carried "Hank" & "Gomez" to their fate will be part of the procession and funeral. More information here: http://walterwhitefuneral.weebly.com/updates.html.
Fans of the show can participate in these events, in person and/or by purchasing items or making donations online. By doing so one is contributing to the awareness and prevention of the hardships afflicting so many in our City and assisting in the effort
to help end it while ensuring a piece of the tumultuous, yet valuable legacy that Walter White leaves behind. It is hoped that the event will raise much needed funds to secure substance abuse services to people in Albuquerque who need them most.
Here are the ways the public can contribute:
- Walter White Bracelets: $10.00 plus S & H Custom baby blue silicone bracelet imprinted with Walter White's name.
- Walter White Funeral Ticket and Bracelet: $20.00 Includes entrance to the funeral and a handful of earth to help bury Walter White plus a custom baby blue silicone bracelet imprinted with Walter White's name.
- Name on Walter White Tombstone: $2,000 Your name, or business name on the Walter White tombstone. Includes two tickets to the funeral and two custom baby blue silicone bracelets imprinted with Walter White's name.
- Heisenberg Say My Name VIP: $5,000 VIP package includes your name, or business name on the Walter White Tombstone, two tickets to the funeral, two seats in the funeral procession limo from Walter White’s death location to Sunset Memorial Cemetery, two tickets to the Vernon’s Hidden Valley Steakhouse Funeral Reception and two custom baby blue silicone bracelets imprinted with Walter White's name.
- Vernon’s Hidden Valley Steakhouse Walter White Funeral Reception - $100.00 per person Includes entrance to, two drinks and light hors d’oeuvres.
Fans will also be able to bid on a painting by Vernon's resident artist Gabriel Ballantine, which depicts the various faces of Walter White. The painting will be shown at the funeral. Starting bids will begin at $10,000.
To learn more about the cause and the services, join us for a press conference at 4:30pm on Thursday, October 17th at Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless, 1217 1st St., NW, on the corner of 1st & Menaul.