Friday, September 22, 2006

This is sort of gratitudy

We're talking donations now. I'm not going to get into why these particular foundations, just going to lay them out there.

Here's one I love. I find it a little difficult to choose, the choices are so vast and my resources are pretty limited.

This came from MKAEP. Her goal is tiny. I feel certain that if we put our minds to it we can double it.

"Dear Friends and Family,

I recently accepted the challenge to raise funds to support the 2006 Komen Oklahoma City Race for the Cure® on October 14, 2006 in the fight against breast cancer. One in eight women will be stricken with breast cancer in her lifetime and the more we raise, the more the Central Oklahoma Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation can give back to fund vital breast cancer education, screening and treatment programs in our own community and support the national search for a cure.

Please join me in the fight by pledging in support of my participation in the Race or contributing generously to the 2006 Komen Oklahoma City Race for the Cure®. Your tax-deductible contribution will fund innovative outreach and awareness programs for medically underserved communities in Central Oklahoma and national breast cancer research. It is faster and easier than ever to support this great cause - you can make a donation online by simply clicking at the bottom of this message where it says "click here". If you would prefer, you can also send your tax-deductible contribution to the address listed below. Whatever you can give will help! I truly appreciate your support and will keep you posted on my progress.

Thank you so much for your time and support in the fight against breast cancer! Every step counts!


Misti Pryor

To sponsor my participation online, click here.

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
Central Oklahoma Affiliate
1900 N.W. Expressway, Suite R325
Oklahoma City, OK 73118"

Here's one I'll be adding to my list in the next few days:
Save the Children
54 Wilton Road
Westport, CT 06880
In either of the children’s names (they will ask you to pick one)
For mail and phone donations please add code: 72730-M (Saving Newborn Babies Fund)

We usually give here in lieu of a clutter gift to Auntie Blanche. I mean, who doesn't trust ex-President Carter?

Now, a request, I'm looking for one or 2 new (to me) cancer organizations to support. I've heard that the American Lung Association isn't efficient with it's use of funds. I want something that supports lesser publicized cancers - lung, brain, kids... It can be research support or support of patients or anything as long as the organization uses its money wisely. The sooner the better on this one, too. Thanks!

1 comment:

  1. What a great thing. We walk the race each year in celebration of my bonus mom, Mary who is I believe 6 or 7 years out of her b.c. adventure. The first year she races w/no hair. I love doing this. I encourage everyone to do it at some point. Perspective. . . emotions abundant. . . joy. all of the above.