Thursday, September 27, 2012

A Personal Request for Help

Dear folks,

Long term readers know that every once and a while I'll ask for some help, and that more often than not it has to do with charitable fundraising. In this particular case, fundraising for breast cancer research.

This year though, I've got a twist to my request.

If you value my ad-free, ask-free, blogging I would love for you to consider sponsoring my 8 year old daughter's CIBC Run for the Cure fundraising effort (you should know too, CIBC and Komen are NOT in any way related and CIBC has not sold out the way Komen has to pink wash questionable products). While she's done the run for the past 3 years, I think she's only really just recently grasped the true concept and role of charity.

So while I'll never ask you for money for the truly countless hours I've worked to provide you with what I hope is an entertaining and informative blog, if you had even just $5 or $10 to spare, I'd love it if you could both support worthwhile research and help to inspire my daughter who is already beyond thrilled that she's exceeded her friends and family fundraising goal of $300 by teaching her about the generosity and caring of a community.

Please click here to be taken  to her fundraising page to make your tax-deductible donation.


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  1. Gladly, but will you do the same for me? ;-)

  2. Oh my. That was faster than I can post on your blog because of the CAPTCHAs ;-). Thank you and Shana Tova! Will reciprocate as soon as I can.

  3. Done! Hope she has a great run. :)

    (and very glad you mentioned the distinction between CIBC and Komen...I have a really hard time with Komen, for the same reasons you mentioned.)

    1. Thanks Andrew! Have blogged on Komen here before. Disgraceful.

  4. Done. Great idea to give back. Love your blog, big time.

  5. Done! Very glad the race is not connected with Komen, which I will not support.

    And I love your blog. It's on my very short list of must-read blogs about obesity and health.

  6. Finally got around to doing this -- want you to know how much I appreciate your blog. You have great information and it's nice to see a balanced, smart voice in what is often an emotionally-charged debate.