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?
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?
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.
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
Also up for grabs is:
including a Chai Tea Body Butter and a Green Tea Body Butter
from Sensaria Natural Bodycare, courtesy of Sera...Visit her Blog
$20 in Lottery Scratchers (if u win, share?)
My St. Baldrick's Lapel Pin (been wearing it for 2 months!)
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.
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...