UPDATE: Broken link fixed.
Thank you for those who have already donated. You get a free pass today, and you can just skip the writing and look at the photos. Unless you want to skip just to the last paragraph and share this thing around a bit. That would be nice of you!
Depending on when I look at that counter thingy on my sidebar, there are either 4167 of you out there... or 250. Not sure. Somewhere between zero and 4167 or 3 million, depending on the relative accuracy of counter thingies in sidebars, which don't seem to be very reliable these days.
But however many of you there are, I'm here asking again if you will help me spread the word about these runs I'm doing for:
1) A little tiny organization that helps families with young children. The kinds of families that need a little help with their children's beginning education. It's called the Champlain Islands Parent-Child Center. They have a tiny budget, and no fancy fundraising page, but I'm going to run for them next Saturday before I hightail it down to Dartmouth to caption their graduation. Will you do it for the children? Or do it for me? Or do it for David, who is on the Board of Directors? Or do it for my mother, who USED to be on the Board of Directors? Or hell, I don't know -- do it for Dartmouth or something. Click here and go to the donation button to donate. Say "Norma Miller 5K" or something like that in the notes section so they have a clue where this huge windfall (ha!) is coming from.
How about if I show you a cute picture of us at the race the other day? I must have said something witty:
How about if I show you a pic of cute Mr. Jefferies in a cute sweater?
Will that get you to do it?
LOOK AT THAT FACE!
Tell me that's not worth $5!
2) Women Helping Battered Women. Look, I'm like the 4th biggest fundraiser so far. Are you going to stand there and let me finish 4th? That's like... well, it's not bad. But it would be so much better to be higher on the list, don't you think? Two bucks. Five bucks. That's all I'm asking. Go here and give.
I haven't even told you about the race I'm registered for on July 5th yet. I promise there is an end to this begging. Someday.
But seriously, look: It's got me blogging a little bit again. That's worth something, no? A cuppa tea? $2?
Most of all, it would be great if you all would share this around and maybe try to generate some more interest.
Thank you verra verra much.