And now, for something different
Yea, this post has nothing to do with the Mariners. I think we could all use a break for a day or so.
A lot of people ask us if they can send us money to help support the site. Generally, we tell them to donate it to charity instead. Well, now, I can combine the best of both worlds. My girlfriend (commence joke about bloggers not having social skills… now) is training for a marathon in June with Team In Training, who use marathons as fundraisers for research to find a cure for leukemia and lymphoma. Her mother’s first husband died from leukemia at the age of 19, and she’s dedicating the marathon to him and her brother, who lost his father when he was seven months old. She hopes to raise $5,000 in the next couple of months, and, being the good boyfriend that I am, I offered to put a note on the blog for anyone who wants to donate. Her team in training website can be found here, and you can donate securely online through the site. If you don’t like giving money through the internet, you can drop us an email and I’ll tell you where you can mail a check.
The bonus is that the marathon is in Alaska in June, so we’ll be flying into Seattle on the way up there, and there’s a decent chance we’ll host another USSM event while I’m in town. So, if you give money, you get to support leukemia research, support the site indirectly, and encourage a get together this summer. Everyone wins all around.
Update: $325.00 as of lunch time. You guys rock. $1,000 would be a tremendous starting spot for her, and it looks like it’s within reach.
$820.00 $1,950 so far. A huge thank you to all of you who have given so far. She’s overwhelmed by the generosity of others, and had no idea you guys would come through like this. You guys are the best.