Thursday, October 02, 2008

New! Improved! Asking for money!

No, not for me silly! For the fine organizations linked to on the left. I defy you to not give to St. Judes. Come on! Little kids with cancer! CANCER! And they turn no child away because of inability to pay.

The American Cancer Society needs help finding tests, treatments and cures for cancers like Pancreatic Cancer that killed my mother in law. Cancers that they don't find until it's stage four and game over.

If cancer isn't your thing then try lupus. Josh has lupus. Lupus is an autoimmune disorder where your body attacks it's soft tissues. Tissues like your joints, kidneys, skin, eyes, and brain. It can make a 16 year old walk with a cane. (*cough*Josh*cough*)

Defenders of Wildlife is a great organization and I and my mother both give to them. The ASPCA is also well known and does much good for animals.

Planned parenthood is another great organization and one that does need a lot of help. I am passionate about access to birth control for everyone and non-biased sexual education and Planned Parenthood does both of those things. They have taken a big hit in funding in the last eight years so show them some love.

Finally, if you're a big dorky history geek like me, historic preservation is close to your heart. Of course we can't fix old buildings with wishes and faerie dust so any amount you can share will help the places where history was made stand into the future.

And if you don't like any of these fine, be that way! No really, help your charity of choice. There is a lot of need out there but together we can make things better.

One of my favorite quotes is from Franklin D. Roosevelt:

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

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