Thursday, March 31, 2005

Breast Cancer Commentathon

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If breast cancer has not touched you personally, it has touched someone you know. The statistics are sobering. On January 11, 2005 Greg Hammond, a fellow blogger, hosted a comment based fundraiser on his blog, California Hammonds. The fundraiser was in memory of his wife, Cheryl, who lost her battle with breast cancer after more than 5 years of fighting. The proceeds from the fundraiser were donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation's education and screening programs. Early detection is the key to survival.

The fundraiser worked by spreading the word of the need for donations and asking those who heard about it to please leave a comment on his blog. Sponsors pledged money for a certain number of comments. For example, Greg donated $1 for each of the first 500 comments. A different sponsor donated $1 for each of the first 50. Still another donated $1 for the 50 following those. In the end, over 700 people commented, raising $2846.

On April 1, 2005, the one year anniversary of Cheryl's death, Greg plans to host another fundraiser. Again, the proceeds will go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation's education and screening programs, and the format of comments and sponsors will remain the same.

I am proud to participate as a sponsor this time around, and I hope that you will consider sponsoring as well. If you are unable to, please at least CLICK ON THE BANNER ABOVE AND COMMENT on the California Hammonds site between 12:01am and 11:59pm TOMORROW, April 1st.


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Name: Cattiva
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