Sunday, October 19, 2008

Halloween Fundraiser - The Plan

Every year, my family up in Woodbridge turns their entire house into a haunted piece of hell to raise money for cancer research.

A few years back, I lost my grandmother to pancreatic cancer, which is an experience tantamount to torture for her and my family. My soon-to-be-brother-in-law is also a testicular cancer survivor. Needless to say, finding a solution to cancer is very important to us.

Last year we managed to raise over $5000 for the Canadian Cancer Association, but since we didn't like how we were treated by them, we've decided to go with the cancer ward at the hospital for Sick Kids. I spent a few years of my early life there for several reasons. I loved that place and even though I'm technically poor I still donate every month.

Tonight was the planning meeting. We have nearly 20 people involved and organization is key. The meeting went very well, and we plan on blowing last year's numbers out of the water. Last year I was a zombie in the haunted tunnel, but this year I'll be much more interesting as a werewolf running around all over the place. I'll be getting my costume set next weekend, but all this week I'll be going around to news outlets all week after work to try and drum up attention.

If you want to contact me about it, drop a comment. I urge EVERYONE in the Greater Toronto Area to come out to 1 Plover Heights near Weston and Rutherford on October 31st @7pm.

Tomorrow I'll post about my first fleet action and plex ever in EVE!


1 comment:

Soren the Lurker said...

I hope you don't mind. I'm in London England, so can't come myself, but I've blogged it out on another journal, in the hope that Other Folk hear about it and support you.