You folks are incredible!
Earlier this week, thanks to your generous donations to Make-A-Wish, we passed the $15,000 mark in support of their mission to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. That alone makes it all worthwhile.
But you’re getting a little something out of the deal, too, because I promised to blog for a number of consecutive hours at the Trade Deadline on July 31 and August 1, depending on how much we raise.
With that $15,000 raised, you’ve maxed out my offer of 39 hours straight at the Trade Deadline, starting this Sunday. Get ready.
As a special bonus this year, I’ll be doing the Blogathon from Chicago, right near Wrigley Field!
I’m thinking that the way it’s going to work is, throughout the 39 hours, I will be blogging live from a spot in Wrigleyville for 20 minutes. Realistically, I know I can’t do it for the entirety of the 39 hours (most of the time, I’m gonna need to be at a home base to stay focused on the rapid-paced rumor/deal writing), but I’d like to do as many fun spots as I can – I’ll bring my folding chair, you bring the suggestions.
Right now, I’ll promise to do a minimum of 8 stops (I’m just spitballing what’s realistic, because this is a brand new idea!). If we are able to get over $18,000 in funds raised, though – the cost of sponsoring THREE full Wishes – I’ll bump that to a minimum of 12. If we really keep going on this fundraiser, maybe I’ll go even higher. So, if you haven’t given or are inspired to give a little more, go for it!
I can and will pick some locations myself, but what fun is that? If you have location suggestions for places in the Wrigleyville area where I can realistically set up shop for 20 minutes and write/record video/tweet/etc., PLEASE drop them in the comments.
Here’s how you donate:
Go to the BN Blogathon fundraiser page, and make your donation there by clicking on the “Donate to This Fundraiser” button.
Make-A-Wish is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, so, to the extent you were wondering, financial contributions may be deductible for federal income tax purposes. Just throwing that out there.
Thank you for your attention, your support, and for telling your friends and family about this fundraiser.