Amy Houser wrote -
Hi folks! So, like one does, I ended up volunteering for a racing team for the 2013 Philadelphia Dragon Boat Festival alongside friend and fellow bon vivant Greg Curley (who first brought the event to my attention).
As Life is full of kismet, the first team captain to respond to our inquiry is the head of Katie's Krew (http://www.katieskrusaders.com), a veteran team and charity-based organization with a great mission: to raise our community's, and ultimately the nation's, awareness of the incidence of cancer in children, as well as support the Ronald McDonald House at St. Christopher's Hospital in Philadelphia.
My additional motivation? A young man and his family with whom I have been close my entire life are very familiar with the hard-working doctors and staff of the Oncology Ward at St. Chris's... so teaming up with this boat and crew seem to be a match destined to be.
Here's where you come in: The races are October 5th. That's not a lot of time to raise money, but I'd love to raise a good chunk of change to donate. I'm hoping to be able to cover my and my friend's entry fees via donations, but every other cent raised will be directly donated through Katie's Krusaders and will benefit the efforts of St. Christopher's Hospital.
EDIT: I'll also be sending an exclusive new illustration poster to every person who donates $10 or more... poster details coming shortly. If you donate and want a poster, please shoot me your mailing address at: amyhouser AT gmail DOT com!
If you have any further questions, please contact me. Cheers!
Here's our team roster: