Go here...read the story which is taken from my Easter Sunday 2010 blog... if it touches you and you can spare a few bucks, click the Donate button. If it doesn't touch you, but you can spare a few bucks, click the Donate button. If you're broke...well...hopefully the story at least touches you.
Okay, okay...I'll explain it. I participate in the Macon County, IL Relay for Life every year with my family. I drive back that weekend specifically to help out with the Relay. The link is to my personal donation page...and for those who can afford to spare some cash, I sure would appreciate the donations. But if you can't, I understand that times are tough or you have other charities you wish to put your money toward and I won't hold it against you. Heck, I'm not even sure I'll be able to afford to donate some on behalf of myself...hopefully I'll be "un-broke" by then though.
Thanks, the past couple years we've all had a lot on our plates and our team hasn't done as well as we used to... we used to be the #1 privately organized team each and every year as far as donations raised (I think our team consisting primarily of about 6 dedicated people...and 9 who just put their names on the roster, lol...raised over $15,000/yr). The only teams who beat us were the large local corporate teams like Caterpillar.
Just recently my aunt had a scare with breast cancer...she had lumps and the doctors were very concerned. Being that my mom died of cancer, she was worried she'd be the next one to have it. She went in for a biopsy a couple days ago and last night found out that she will need some surgery, BUT...the cysts were not cancerous, just infected, and she'll be fine.
I know she was worried to death and I'm glad it's not cancer...but I hope we take a lesson from it. If we want to stop situations like this from happening to families all over the world, we need to find a cure for cancer. Hopefully we can lead by example and once again this year, we can be the #1 privately organized team.
"We don't build great brakes because we think you don't know how to drive, we build them for the guy on the road in front of you that doesn't." - Black Magic Brakes
I support a lot of local charities as well, your doing the right thing by spreading the word.
However, Im not sure about this forum yet but other forums won't allow us to "ask for donations" for anything... If we could, man, I'd have a few causes to ping y'all on. Charity benefits, suppers, scouts, law enforcement education, MDA, big brothers big sisters, 4h, etc... We help a lot of groups through my wifes computer store profits!