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There are only 16 days until St. Baldrick's Day. I gotta say, I'm really disappointed with Stud's tally so far. Last year, he was able to raise $250 in the first two days, which prompted us to raise his goal from $500 to $1,000. This year, we're more than two weeks into the pledge "season" and he's only at $275. Huh? Now, I realize that times are tough, and people just don't have a lot to give. Believe me, I get it. But, if everyone just gives a little, together we can make a difference.
So, I've come up with a challenge for all of you. This is all you have to do:
- Mention the St. Baldrick's organization and this event on your blog.
- Put a link on your blog to Stud's page (copy it from here).
- Leave me a comment, letting me know you posted the info and the link.
That's it! For every Bloggy Buddy who does this, I will personally contribute $5 toward Stud's goal of $2,000 (above and beyond my regular pledge) Naturally, if you also make your own contribution, that's even better!
I will leave this challenge open until the day of the event, which is March 17, 2010. I can't wait to see how many of you accept this very simple challenge. (I don't have a ton of followers, but if just each of the 46 I have accept this challenge, that'll be a donation of $230!) Thank you all, in advance, for your help and generosity.
--Let me just make something clear. I know I've mentioned before that Stud was the top fundraiser at his school last year, and that we're hoping to top his total this year. However, I want you all to know that there is NO prize, or anything else, linked to being the top fundraiser. His accomplishment wasn't even acknowledged by anyone at the school, outside of his English teacher, who runs this event every year. I would hate for any of you to think that I'm simply trying to "win" something for my son. This is just a cause that we both feel very strongly about, and we want to do all we can to help wipe cancer off the planet.