January 31, 2007

Serious as a heart...well, that might be in poor taste

In case you don't have kids or you've been living without access to any information medium for the past few days, February kicks off the American Heart Association's big fundraising drive.

As part of the effort, The Boy's school is going to participate in the Jump Rope for Heart event, and so The Boy is raising money. He even has a personalized webpage that will record donations in his name. We're trying to raise $100 for the cause before Feb. 12. Our family is small, and our goals are therefore modest.

I'm posting this for friends or family who may be inclined to donate a couple of bucks--or even for friendly lurkers who may have longed to show appreciation for my rapier wit (ahem) and the fact that I don't do ads, or readership drives, or any of that stuff. And no, you can't subtract money from the donations for posts of mine that you feel have been sub-par--a mean email will suffice.

You can go to this webpage and donate securely, and The Boy gets the credit, and maybe even a free t-shirt! It's the little things, folks. But seriously, even if you don't donate online, think about giving to your local participants--I don't know about you, but there are a few folks in my life who wouldn't be here if it weren't for the AHA's research. So good cause, yadda yadda, I'm done preaching.

CAVEAT: Apparently the online donations are for $25 or more, so if you want to give less, go local!

Posted by Big Arm Woman at January 31, 2007 02:29 PM | TrackBack

I'm trying to remember what we were sent home to sell from grade school. Magazine subscriptions, mostly. I'd hit up my grandmother in Cincinnati, which was pretty desperate because we lived in NJ. I don't know why nobody told the school to take their subscriptions and shove it, but those were times of niceness and good, instead of today's meanness and evil.

I imagine there's a cutoff age where you don't try it any longer.

Posted by: Ron Hardin at January 31, 2007 05:27 PM
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