22 January 2014

New year, new endeavors...

The Boy is gearing up for his annual Polar Plunge to benefit the Special Olympics of Northern California. He jumps in a month and if he reaches goal he'll go as a princess again, although I think he's willing to show a little more skin this year.

I dunno...I think if he blows past his goal of $3000, he should jump in a Speedo.

In any case, I think the jump is on Feb 22, and he has a ways to go. Donations are tax deductible. Just sayin'...

I have several events coming up. Some are fundraisers, a couple are just entry-fee-generated funding.
The St. Baldrick's head shaving event to benefit children's cancer research is on March 15, and so far I've raised $360. Not too shabby.

Per agreement for an upcoming donation, I went to Disney with crimson colored hair (and rocked it) and I'll go to the event with purple hair. And I'm still willing to humiliate myself for further donations! Unless it involves nudity, because no one wants to see that.
 In February I'll walk/run/crawl a virtual half marathon to raise funds for the Mayo Clinic to benefit breast cancer. I haven't raised anything for this yet, but I also don't think I've mentioned it before.

I still don't know if I'll participate in an Avon or Komen event this year, but I am totally not done with the pink things...and I can do this.

I'm just waiting for my info packet which will include my required race bib, and then I'll probably go to SF to wander along the Embarcaderro to rack up the miles.

Also on tap, the Cyberman Delete Delete Virtual Half Marathon to benefit the American Medical Athletic Association's Youth Fund. No fundraising for this...just the entry fee.

And to top it off, the Firefly 14K/14M Virtual to benefit Galgos del Sol and SOS Galgos (saving abused and injured dogs.) No fundraising for this, either.

Busy first of the year ahead.

It gets me off my asterisk, though, so it's all good.


Dawn Brayton said...

Wow,tons of charity work these next couple of months for you. You may just have to put a new occupation on the blog and any business cards you may have: Professional Philanthropist.

Anonymous said...

I just donated to the Boy's fund because I do every year. You might want to fix your blog entry to put in "click here" thingies. I'm not sure everybody will realize (or make the effort to figure out) where they can click to get to the donation page. I think it's great that you care enough to do fundraising. Please make it easier for us lazy people to donate.