BENEFITING: Advocates For Responsible Care Inc
EVENT: The March For Science
EVENT DATE: Apr 22, 2017
I really hate fundraising. Asking for help in general is outside of my comfort zone but I've joined something and I think it is worth stepping outside of my comfort zone for.
As my mom tells it, when I was a 3 years old I cornered her and made her explain sex, pregnancy, and childbirth. She had read in a book that you should answer kids honestly but not volunteer extra information and that would keep the conversation age appropriate. Ha, kids are natural scientists. I repeated, "why?" at each additional explanation until she had covered pretty much everything.
I am marching for the "Why"
and the "How"
and the null-hypotheses
and unexpected results that challenge the status quo
and scientific findings that save lives
I march for how far human curiosity has taken us
And so we'll have the opportunity to keep asking why.
#whyimarch #standupforscience #ScienceMarchATL
MFS ATL wrote -
On April 22 - Earth Day - we will unite in Atlanta for the March for Science.
Science protects the health of our communities, the safety of our families, the education of our children, the foundation of our economy and jobs, and the future we all want to live in and preserve for coming generations.
We speak up now because all of these values are currently at risk. When science is threatened, so is the society that scientists uphold and protect.
There are a number of costs associated with marching, least of which is the liability insurance, which can be $0.50 for every marcher in attendance! The bigger we want to be the more it costs, and we'd love to have a huge outpouring of support for science!
Some of our most prominant costs are:
- Volunteer Shirts $ 2,000
- Water $ 125
- Bull Horn $ 114
- Name Tags $ 25
- Signs $ 500
- Permits $ 200
- Waterwater refill stations $5,000
- Restrooms $ 4,000
- Stage/sound $ 7,900
- Sanitation $ 3,875
- Emergency Medical Services $ 3,000
- Security $ 5,000
- Green Team cleanup crew $ 500
- Speakers $ 2,000
- Meeting costs $ 500
- Interpreters $ 1,000
- Vendors table and chairs for $ 3,300
- Liability insurance for 20K marchers $ 10,000
We would also gladly accept "in-kind" donations for things from the list, where possible!