Hit Me in the Nuts With Things To Fight Diabetes
Organized by: Joseph Phillips
EVENT DATE Oct 18, 2014
My brother has had Type 1 diabetes for over thirty years. That's the bad kind, the one that journalists don't use to generate bullshit "possible-cure-around-the-corner" articles you see in the news every week. It's the kind you can't manage without insulin, and that shit is expensive. And it's bad.
I saw this on his Facebook feed today: "New challenge issued. For every $25 donated to the American Diabetes Association, I wack myself in the junk with 1) a bag of frozen peas 2) an old mans house shoe 3) a french baguette. Your money, you choose."
So. I'm taking those shots to the nuts for my bro. I'm going to wear a cup. I'll do this in downtown Pittsburgh in Schenley Park, on the commons before the monumental Cathedral of Learning, two months from now, October 18th, a Saturday, at noon. I will film it. I'm giving myself two months to cowboy up for this.
There will be a waiver at the event for people to sign that completely removes everyone from the possibility of being sued or assuming responsibility for anything that goes wrong (or right).
If you are not able to make it October 18th, there will be no rain day, unfortunately, but you can offer to have passersby sign a waiver and throw things at my privates for you. Everyone must sign the waiver, including me, in order to participate. If you throw out your arm tossing a shoe at my junk, you knew the risks. If I get hurt, I'm not even going to cry. I might pass out, but I won't welch. I've had worse.I encourage all entrants to warm up and stay hydrated. Go for quality!
I'm wearing a Shock Doctor supporter and padded shorts for the event. Go team!
Donations of $25, $100, or $200 qualify you as a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Member, respectively.
- A BRONZE donation of $25............gets you: ONE THROW at my nuts and I'll mail you a sticker if you can't pick one up at the event.
- A SILVER donation of $100.............gets you: FOUR THROWS at my nuts, and an official T-shirt as a sponsor, and a sticker.
- A GOLD donation of $200..............gets you: FOUR THROWS at my nuts, a personalized ribboned official event medal etched with your name, and your company logo on both the back of the event t-shirt and splashed on the event banner at the staging area, AND credits in the video. And a sticker, you super champion, you.
If I reach my goal, I will run a marathon to the staging area, quickly don a cup, and then get hit in the nuts with up to a possible total of 200 items. It'll be an onslaught for a mighty cause. The video will be edited for content - nothing but action, no lags, no dead air.
Visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hitmeinthenutswiththingstofightdiabetes
I'm looking for two or three volunteers to run to a store to buy more frozen peas and bunches of bananas, maybe some bottled water for myself and passersby who decide to chuck stuff at my junk. If I run out of standard objects, we can improvise. I'm drawing the line at dense jagged objects. I will have a First Aid kit with me wih Tylenol, Ben-Gay, Band-Aids.
Forthcoming on the Facebook page will be lists of Silver and gold Members joining the event. I want everyone to have a good time. You don't know how much this means to me. Thank you for your support!
I will leave you with something that gives me inspiration. See you October 18th at Schenley Park in Pittsburgh, high noon. Aim low!