Friday, September 05, 2008

I need your help for a second.

Last year I lost my mother-in-law to breast cancer. It was devastating to our family as you may imagine but beyond that it felt like one last injustice thrust upon her in the last years of her life. I'm still not over it.

Our family has supported the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer foundation for a few years and have participated in the fundraising for the 3-Day Walk fundraiser even before my mother-in-law passed. In the last year or so we've learned that another great woman (who is my sister-in-law's mother-in-law...sheesh that's alot of laws) has breast cancer and is undergoing treatment now.

Just in the last year the treatments being used to treat those with breast cancer have changed dramatically and more and more breast cancer victims have been able to call themselves survivors.

You all know me as a person that promotes private cooperation rather than government help for all types of fixes in society and I believe this is no exception. I'm proud to participate in this privately funded foundation that strives to find a cure. My wife and her sister have passed their fundraising goal surpassing $7000 just today and we're very grateful and excited.

I need your help though. My friend Chantell has been raising money through many personal challenges this summer and is in need of reaching her goal over the next 7 days. She needs about $1000 to be able to participate in the 3 Day Walk next week in the Seattle area.

The donations are tax deductible (sorry, the libertarian in me couldn't resist)

If you've been touched by cancer of any kind or would simply like to join me in supporting the cause I ask very humbly that you make any type of donation you can to help Chantell's fundraising goal. It would mean a great deal to me personally and I thank you in advance.


To donate click here

4 comments:

Amber said...

Thanks for helping the cause! And because you hate this type of thing:

Bring Home the:

BUCKS for the BOOBIES
MONEY for the MELONS
CASH for the CLEAVAGE

And how about simply, Save our Sisters (and Mothers and Daughters and Aunts and Grandmas and Girlfriends and on and on and on)

Anonymous said...

You're cool....and Amber is cooler!
For real...thanks Trac! You're a good friend and you have good friends. I know it is for the cause, but it is also enabling me to help the cause. So...I thank you and your good friends and bloggers.

~Chantell

Gino said...

if it'll get some babes to say good things about me, i may as well help out to. :)

i spread the word.

lasr said...

Done!