BENEFITING: American Cancer Society
EVENT DATE: May 01, 2013
I wanted to do something special for my 21st birthday and I got inspired by a friend who is also raising money for a charity for her birthday and I was convinced that I wanted to do the same. Here is the link to her campaign for raising money for clean water around the world http://my.charitywater.org/the-greatest-birthday so help her reach her goal! Yes, anyone that knows me would give me a nice bottle of wine, ice cream, buffalo wings and a date to sit on a couch and watch dance moms, honey boo boo or how I met your mother, but I would love more for you to help me raise some money for this charity. Over 1 million people in the U.S. get diagnosed with cancer every year and It would mean the world to me if we could help raise money for cancer patients to have less cancer and more birthdays, just like we do. I have family and friends who have recently been diagnosed with cancer and I'm sure many of you do as well. I'm so blessed to have lived so many wonderful years and to have the family that I have and met the people that I have met, so let's help fight back so that others can have the opportunity to live a long and happy life. Hearing about people finishing 26.2 miles and continuing to run to the hospital to help those in need at the Boston marathon truly warms my heart and gives me a lot of hope in humanity despite the many things that are going wrong in the world. Here's an awesome quote my sister stumbled upon after the boston marathon bombing that my parents always instilled in my sister, brother and I:
"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'" -Fred Rogers
Instead of looking for the helpers, let's be those helpers. Let's restore humanity in doing what we do best, help those in need. Please share this or come up with a fundraiser yourself to help out any organization.
Thank you guys so much for taking the time to even read this. Donation or not you are all making my birthday by becoming aware of what is happening in the world around us and the intention to help is the most important. Smile and have a wonderful day!