Fundraisers

Today is the LAST DAY for the beard vote

(I’ve just learned that it’s the last day to donate if you want to vote for how my brother is going to cut his beard…you can still donate after. And I’ll keep bugging you.)

Let’s talk about why Pletonia’s 100% of proceeds going to cancer research is a big deal.  There are A LOT of good charities out there, but I could not find a single cancer charity where 100% of the money they took in went DIRECTLY to what they were raising it for.

Here are some numbers:

The American Cancer Society: 9% goes to paid staff, 11% towards fundraising
Susan G. Komen:8% fund raising, 8% to paid staff
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: 15% to fund raising, 8% to paid staff

This absolutely DOES NOT mean you shouldn’t support these charities.They are fantastic charities.They do A LOT of good in the community. And I totally get why they pay people to work for them- because the head of these organizations work to bring a lot more money in they would get with just some Joe Schmoe volunteer. I get that the money they put into fundraising brings more money back to them. So it all works. In fact, I’ve fund raised for the L&L Society and Susan G. Komen.

But if you’re looking to donate to a place where 100% of your dollar goes to cancer research, please donate here:

https://www.mypelotonia.org/riders_profile.jsp?MemberID=173954

See the post below as to why, and what it will get you in return…

And if you’re reading this on WEDNESDAY and are in a cold, sad sweat, remember,  you can still donate to Jamey’s ride (just don’t get to vote for the beard) or to the Willis Family adoption.They are adopting two BEAUTIFUL girls who have Down syndrome (Lucky, right? TWO Abbys?).  

Fundraisers

My brother’s awful beard.

Have you seen it? It’s terrible. The dude is a NEWLYWED. They’ll never reproduce with a beard like that! This is Abby’s reaction to him in NOVEMBER, keep in mind, that was MONTHS ago. It’s much, much worse:

Here’s how it looks now:

I’m pretty sure he’s routinely asked about being Amish and the TSA will no longer let him fly.

I was all for the beard in the beginning. He was growing it out to rub it all over my sister’s face when he saw her at Christmas. But Christmas was over 2 months ago. The damn beard has taken off a life of it’s own. And I fear that.

So he’s FINALLY shaving it! I’m pretty sure when he does, it’ll growl at him and break loose through a window. As long as it’s not attached to his face, I really don’t care. And I don’t think Abby will either.  But he’s doing something else…he’s allowing people to pick how he’s going to shave it. Check it out here:  https://www.mypelotonia.org/riders_profile.jsp?MemberID=173954.   His awesome (hot) wife wrote about it on her blog here: http://addiejoyce.blogspot.com/2012/03/beard.html

Peltonia is an awesome organization. They organize rides and all proceeds…ALL (like 100%) go towards cancer research.  Let’s talk about cancer for a second.  My dad (whose birthday is today…) died from colon cancer when I was 13.  His mother died from pancreatic cancer. My sister was diagnosed with lymphoma four years ago.  Her story is here (she really needs to blog again…)  Abby has a much higher chance (about 10 to 15x) of having leukemia than non-chromosomally enhanced children. The geneticist that Abby saw said that my siblings and I have a much greater chance of developing colon cancer ourselves because my father died so young and want to test us for that gene mutation. My sister in law has the BRCA cancer gene mutation.  There just isn’t a way to escape it. But there is a way to do something about it.

And my brother is.

And with everything he does, he’s hilariously doing it. If you’ve been too lazy to go to the sites I’ve posted before, long story short, he’s letting us, the donors, vote for how he shaves his beard.

 So go and donate. I can’t tell you which to vote for because this is a democracy dammit, but I’m quite partial to the friendly mutton chops or NOTHING AT ALL.  Even if it’s just freaking five bucks. Everything helps. It all goes to cancer research.

As an added incentive, in the coming days I’m going to be moving all of my link lists to blogs from my sidebar to under their respective pages (the buttons under the Mostly True Stuff picture up top). So NO ONEs blogs are going to be on the side. If you’ve been getting traffic from MTS, you can see how valuable having your blog there can be. So for anyone who donates at least $5, leave your website or blog in the comment section and you and ONLY you will be featured in my sidebar as one of my most favorite people ever. If you don’t have a blog, I’ll post a picture of you. Wear something revealing, please.  Wanna wanna?

If you don’t hate cancer like we do, that’s fine. Like bringing orphans home?  I’m giving the same opportunity for those who donate to the Willis Family Adoption. Go HERE and donate to their puzzle. You’ll have your name on their puzzle and HERE on my blog.  If you have already donated to them, PLEASE let me know via email.

What else can I do to get you to donate? Name it.