Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I'm Donating My Head...it's only given me trouble.


Today starts my final St. Baldrick's push before my head shaving on March 21st. For those of you who don't know, I am raising money and shaving my head for St. Baldricks children's cancer research soon...my original post that talks about this decision can be found here. Want the reader's digest version?

Cancer Sucks.

And for kids?

Cancer REALLY sucks.

We have all come to recognize names like Tuesday and Cora, not because of anything great they got to do, but because of how their lives were cut tragically short. But remember that kids survive cancer as well, like Sunny Atwood, and this ONLY happens because of research.

So in an effort to tempt out the final donations to get me closer to my $2000 goal, I have some goodies up for grabs that I hope you'll enjoy.

So how does the contest work?

You donate to St. Baldrick's through the links below. For every 5 dollars you donate, you get one entry. After the shaving will be the drawing, and there will be a LOT up for grabs. There will be another way to get entries too...see below.

So what's the booty?

GRAND PRIZE #1
Your blog name on My Head.
The winner gets their blog name written on my head by my wife, a button made out of that photo with a link to their blog, and that button placed on MY blog PROMINENTLY for 3 months.
PLUS - You get an in-depth review post of your blog. (all positive)
MY MELON - The Ultimate in Advertising Space.


(No, I havent shaved my head already...these photos were from last year's event)

GRAND PRIZE #2
A Custom Personalized Hammered Mommy or Grandma Necklace
from Kristen's Custom Creations!
Thanks SO much to Kristen for donating this popular piece worth $40!!
Visit her Blog / Etsy Store




And that's not all!!
Also up for grabs is:


A Fantastic Ifeoma Scarf from Christina's Creations 
Thanks Christina for donating!! Visit her Blog / Etsy Store



And from the Fresh Mommy herself, Tabitha Blue is donating a jar of her INFAMOUS Pumpkin Butter...
Thank you Tabitha!!




Two Great Books from The Daily Blonde...Visit her Blog
Thank you Cheryl!!




A Tea for Two Body Butter gift set,
including a Chai Tea Body Butter and a Green Tea Body Butter
from Sensaria Natural Bodycare, courtesy of Sera...Visit her Blog

Thank you Sera!!




10 Beautiful Custom Cards from Briana's "Kittredge Kards"
Thanks Briana for donating!! Visit her Blog / Store




A 16oz Scent-Sations Jar Candle from Gena
Thanks Gena for donating!! Visit her Blog / Store





But wait!! There's more!!

$20 in Lottery Scratchers (if u win, share?)
My St. Baldrick's Lapel Pin (been wearing it for 2 months!)
4 St. Baldrick's Tshirts (new, not with my funk)
And anything else I can find between now and then to spice up the deal!




So how do I donate?

Now we're talkin'.
To donate on the St. Baldrick's site, go here:
Jay's St. Baldrick's Link

To send money via Paypal, go here:






How can I get more entries?

By donating more. ;-) Just kidding...well, not really...
Seriously, you can earn 2 additional entries by posting about this contest. BUT THERE ARE 2 CATCHES: #1 - You MUST donate $5 or more to qualify for the additional entries you will get from posting. #2 - It must be an actual POST between now and March 21st, not just a sidebar button. When you have donated and posted, make sure that you come back and leave a comment letting me know you have done so! I hope you can appreciate why I am doing this...raising money comes first, and I want people who have donated actual money to cancer research to win the prizes.

I already donated...does that count?

Unfortunately, No. Your money has been sent to Nigeria to fund future email scam research. ;-) OF COURSE it counts! All donations so far are already counted as entries...so if you want to post about this contest, go ahead! Let me know when you do, and I will put you down for 2 more entries.

What if I donated to St. B under someone else's name?

Well, I love that you donated to the cause, but you will only qualify for THIS contest if you donated under MY fundraising effort.

How many prizes can I win?

Great question!! The prizes will be divided up into two categories...Grand prizes (My head, and the necklace), and all other prizes. I will draw for the All Other prizes first, and you can win a maximum of 2 of those prizes each. I will NOT return winning entries to the pot for drawing the All Other prizes. Then, when it is time to draw for the GRAND prizes, I will return ALL entries to the pot, and you can only win ONE. So, your best case scenario would be that if you donated enough to have multiple entries in the pot, you could win 2 All Other prizes, and one Grand Prize. I wish I had that kind of luck. But maybe one of you do!

When's the drawing?

As soon as I get back from the shaving, I will do the drawing...I hope to post either on Mar 23or 24.

Is that it?

That, my friends, is it. The only thing left...is you. Will you help? EVERY dollar counts, and we can make a difference, I know it in my heart. Remember those kids on the oncology wing that were watching me get shaved last year that I told you about? They are why. My cousin is why. And my kids, and your kids, and their kids are why.


Thanks again to Angie
for another ragin' Wordful Wednesday...How's all this for "Wordful"? ;-)






Also Thanks to 5 Minutes for Mom for "Wordless" Wednesday...I always have such a problem being wordless...

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73 comments:

Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

I want that ad space!!! [plus...I would love to hear you rave about my blog]

I really do think this is a wonderful thing you are doing, and I will gladly blog about it [again] contest or no.

angie said...

You're an amazing marketer.

Allison said...

I have just donated via St. Baldrick's website for your team! What a wonderful cause and I am glad to help even if in just a small way!

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

fantastic - this is really awesome!!

BoufMom9 said...

Shoot! I was going to donate through your paypal and the link doesn't work!! Can you email me what address i should send the donation to???
Thank you so much for all you are doing!

Summer said...

forget paying rent this month...

Shoot, now I have to scrounge up some money.

Young Momma said...

You're so awesome Jay!!! If my hubs hadn't been laid off last week (from the second job in less than six months!!!) I'd totally donate. I've gotta save up some funds for my own event too though! ;) Anyway - you rock! I'm excited to see who wins a review on their blog and anxious to see your bald head with a blog name on it! LOL You rock!

Tony@ That One Paticular Harbor said...

I would love to, but you know where I am at right now. I made a donation a month ago, no dice on any entries? What? Can you share a bit of love here? Hell I will even let you use my melon as a second offering. Call me.

Michelle said...

Jay, you are a clever clever man. Let me get my wallet and I'll be back in the morning!!!

Under the Influence said...

I'm in! I'll be back when the sun is up.

Beth said...

You work in sales, right? And you do a great job with advertising! I just donated (and we are currently raising money at my school for the Relay for Life - already more than $2000). I may go broke but it would be worth it to see cancer wiped out.

Deb said...

well, well, well... this will be worth ponying up!

~Sandy~ said...

This is great! Happy WW :O)

Call Me Cate said...

A coworker just had his head shaved for St. Baldricks this past Sunday. Amazing cause (not to mention amazing prize). I'm going to have to see if I can cough up another donation.

Eudae-Mamia said...

This is great! A post in your honor will be up next week.

Nigeria? Damn you man - I could have bought more cheap booze with that money.

Doublebanker said...

Definitely love the idea of getting blog promotion on your head....gave ya some click appreciation for the cause!! Help Jay out!!

Daily Gif Blog

DB

Tenakim said...

OK- you didn't disappoint, you're lucky this was pretty good! I will get working on it!

Annie said...

Well,Jay.I retired someone else can use your melon. Or maybe I'll just make you write "Annie is a hottie" on it for awhile. But,I did donate already under my real name ( Leann Voor Vart). Good for you! Great cause.

Heather of the EO said...

Um, I did make a donation. I think. Usually I get a confirmation of some kind and it just went back to a blank form screen, so maybe I got it wrong somehow...sigh. I'll see if I get a confirmation email and if I don't, I'll come try it again. I should probably just step.away.from.the.computer or I'll accidentally ruin the WORLD!!! :)

spinning in our own direction said...

Awesome idea.. Cancer does Suck and no one realizes how much it sucks until they have been there. It bites the big one.. Way to be creative. Burb mom sent me over .

texasholly said...

Genius. Go BurbDad!

Here is my post: http://www.junecleavernirvana.com/2009/03/go-somewhere-else.html

Eudae-Mamia said...

Double dipping for St. Baldrick's - that's how this Burbmom(.net) rolls!!

Dee said...

Just donated. This is a great cause!

Bee and Rose said...

Bald heads rule! You can bet your nearly bald head I will give a shout out on my blog! Donation made! Will your wife doodle a bee and rose pictures too? Just askin' cause I know I'm gonna win that ad space!

Susie said...

Wow!! What an amazing thing to do:-)

Brittany said...

Oh man, this is the best idea ever!!!!!!!!!

I will be back later today when I am not blogging in the bathroom (hot huh) to do the following...
1. Donate.
2. Whore it out to everyone I know.

Shauna said...

Man, it may be worth some cold hard cash for that ad space. Will you also run around town visiting a few local business owners for burbmom with that??? Go burbdad go!

The Mom Jen said...

Donated today! I'll tweet the post!

Jennifer said...

Wow, an amasing Wordful Wednesday.

The Eadle Family said...

Well, I was going to donate anyways. lol. Plus, having my blog on your head may produce some laughs from my end. :)

I'll come back tonight with a fancy post all about you!

mommaof4wife2r said...

i love it...and i'm feeling a tuesday tribute...hmmmm. silly melon head!
and i love that you already thought thru the stupid questions and put the answers. what are you, a parent or something???

Martha said...

Great idea! Burbmom sent me and I'm so glad she did! kathy D.

Lorie said...

That's awesome!

Jenni Jiggety said...

This is like, the BEST IDEA EVER.

Seriously! Genius!

Momisodes said...

THANK YOU for reminding me!!

I just went and donated :)

I love the ad space image. Very clever.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed you meet your goal!

Soxy Deb said...

Well I already gave so I feel good. Great giveaway Jay! Really awesome idea.

Christina said...

Thanks for the reminder! I donated today as well.

Sharlene said...

I just donated $10. Or at least I think I did. I put www.doubletheadventure.com and in Tuesday's memory in the message but then I got an error message so I am not sure if it went through. Please let me know. Great cause. I would love the ad space.

Sharlene said...

Okay I just blogged about it. Here is the link! http://www.doubletheadventure.com/2009/03/he-donating-his-head.html

Burbmom.net said...

We love that you are doing this!

BURB!

Samantha said...

I've donated again :) Oh Boy! I've got LOTS of entries! I'm gonna kick butt! Kidding! It's such a good cause, I already won. Thanks Jay!

Btw, please let me know if you received it, I meant to donate through the st. brodricks site but went through paypal by accident. I haven't used that acct in ages, so let me know if there was a problem. Thanks!

Samantha said...

Okay, I got the comfirmation. It is under my old business Pretty Little Cards, I think... But, it's me. :)

becoming bianca said...

This is burb-tastic. Way to go - you should be Burbdad of the year for your enthusiasm AND proactive efforts towards this great cause! Let's KICK Cancer's BUTT!

Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting said...

You are awesomer than awesome, my friend.

Crista said...

Thanks again, Jay, for your first post about this. My husband had his "scalping" :) last weekend and raised over $700. We walked in at $600. They shaved part of his head and then made him go around the venue and collect $100 more to finish the job! It was great fun and we're already looking forward to doing it next year! Thanks again!

Mama Kat said...

Wow! I think "Mama's Losin It" would look awesome on your head.

I'll donate!!!! Soon.

Mary Moore said...

You're the best.

My son (had Stage 3 Neuroblastoma) recently had to do a family emblem kind of thing at school, and one thing he had to come up with was something he's accomplished. He decided to put up a Cancer Survivor ribbon, and he said, "This is my biggest accomplishment." And he's just 11 years old.

Thank you again for doing this.

Sera said...

Yo JAY! I just sent some moolah to your paypal account. I'm off to go post about it now. I'll come back with the link after I do it. You're doing a great thing. And, check your email in a bit, too. I'd like to donate a prize.

The Daily Blonde said...

Donated $10 and I'm shouting out on Facebook and Twitter. You go, Jay.

The Glamorous Life said...

Seeing how I am a lady from the 'BURB. I would love to be on your head. Wait...that sounded bad. I would love to be written on your head. Wait....that still sounded wrong....

Okay how about you put The Glamorous Life Association on your head. Hope you have a BIG HEAD.
Wait...that still sounds wrong!

Oh and BURB.BURB.BURB...excuse me.

Lani said...

This is a great thing you are doing.. I donated, and I'm going to post it on my blog as well..

www.lyonstriplets.blogspot.com

Elaine A. said...

I can honestly say I have never met anyone else who was willing to pimp out their own head for ad space. That's dedication man. ; )

Great idea and you're a great guy for doing this Jay!

Kristen Andrews said...

oh J you are too funny and I hope you aren't sitting in your panty hose w/ my jewelry on.

Tabitha Blue/Fresh Mommy said...

Sweet, awesome, perfect!! I've donated a little bit of cold hard cash... so now I'll donate a FreshMommy Pumkin Butter for a prize (not sure that anyone would want it) but maybe!

:)
~Tabitha~

freshmommyblog.com

Krystyn said...

I just donated.

I've lost 2 cousins to cancer (both kids) so this is close to my heart. Thank you for such a worth cause.

I will blog about it this weekend!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for doing this.

'burb.

nicole said...

I donated. I hope you reach your goal.

TuTu's Bliss said...

I donated and if you do it again next year I am more than happy to add to the prize basket. Hugs, Jen

Tonya said...

I donated and did a post about this amazing foundation and your participation. I want you know that I would have done this post, with or without the entry. It is such a blessing to see people sacrifice for one another.
My daughter said she would love to do this next year, is this just male participation?

my site is http://abushelnapeck.blogspot.com

I am also going to do this same exact post on another site I have www.ouralphabetsoup.com

Thank you, Jay, for your sacrifice you are an inspiration. I hope you beat last year's donations!

Shauna said...

I love how people keep saying..."blah blah blah burb...blah blah...."
You can count this as one more dollar from burbmom.

Bee and Rose said...

I did a post on your almost bald head today! (March 13...I think that's super good luck!)

Heather of the EO said...

There! It worked. I donated and got a confirmation # and everything. I'm sure it was just me being inept last time. Now...it's DONE.

Now I'm off to tweet...

Krystyn said...

Jay, I posted about your very worth cause. Please stop by and check it out if you can. Thank you for doing this!!

http://reallyareyouserious.blogspot.com/2009/03/what-great-cause.html

blueviolet said...

Jay, I just sent you a donation. I'm not sure if you'll recognize that it's me or not. My paypal email is different than my blogger email, plus you probably don't know my real name. (It's Elizabeth). Thanks for all you're doing here.

Gena said...

Hi! I made a donation and added you to both of my blogs.

I would also like to donate a prize, so, please contact me and tell me what I need to do!

kel said...

Just donated, Jay. Love you so much for doing this. You are one of the bloggers and men who really make the world a better place.

Can't wait to see that sexy bald head, baby! (can I rub it?)

Anonymous said...

You make the 'burb a better place! Thanks Jay!

Tessa said...

Wonderful, brilliant, inspired! I hope you raise a huge amount for such a fantastic cause. I've donated and am waiting now with bated breath to see if my armadillo gets a place on that melon! (I came over via Jenner's blog...and boy, am I pleased I did!)

Debbie said...

I donated. And I think this is such a great way to bring attention to an extremely worthy cause. Thanks Jay.

Crafty Christina said...

I'm slow like molasses. I finally posted about you on my blog. But its sharing the limelight with some other good causes. No need to give me the extra entry. I just wanted you to know its up.
www.craftychristina.blogspot.com

Kristina P. said...

Jay, I just donated, but it's going to show up as Kristina Sands, my maiden name.

Brenda Jean said...

okee dokey Jay. I posted about you and your shaving of the head. LOL It's here: http://inthetreetop.blogspot.com/2009/03/fabulous-friday-contests-freebies-and.html.

Can't wait to see the pics!

Kim said...

You are *awesome* for generating such a buzz about cancer. I linked for burbmom.net -- I'm so glad to read your story. Happy shaving!

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To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one's self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - this is to have succeeded. - Emerson