Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A personal request for help.

Today I'm taking a day off nutrition blogging to ask you for your help.

On October 3rd I'm running in the CIBC Run for the Cure, a charity run supporting breast cancer research.

I'll be running with my wife and 3 darling daughters and for me it's a day to be active with my family, a day to teach my children about the importance of giving, and of perseverance, and of kindness.

This will be the 5th year I've participated in the Run for the Cure. To date I've helped to raise over $10,000.

I've had some folks try to tell me that there's too much money spent on breast cancer research. That fundraising for breast cancer is disproportionate to its burden of illness and could be better spent elsewhere.

I don't buy into that.

Sadly there's no shortage of diseases that are underfunded.

There's also no shortage of death and suffering due to breast cancer.

When there's only a few dozen diseases left in the world, perhaps then we can quibble about where we ought to sink our dollars.

Until then, give generously, as often as you can, to as many causes as you can afford.

If you're a regular reader of my blog you'll know that I put a tremendous amount of work into my daily posts. I do it because I love to do it. My blog's not monetized (and never will be) and doesn't have ridiculous ads promoting dubious weight loss solutions and nobody pays me here for my opinion.

All that said, if you enjoy my blog, please consider donating to my Run for the Cure efforts.

Last year, the generosity of my readers raised $250. I'm hoping you folks beat that this year.

To donate click the link below which will take you to my donations page. You can choose to give anonymously, you can use a credit card and if you donate more than $10, you'll receive a tax receipt.

Click here to visit my personal page.