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MS Walk 2005: Annual donation request

I don't know how to put this nicely, so I'll be blunt - if you are currently unemployed, then read the next thing on your friends list because your money is no good here.

http://tinyurl.com/6rebd

As you may or may not know, my mother has MS. Through the years, I have seen her health degrade. I would like to help make sure this doesn't happen to anyone else.

Multiple sclerosis affects lives every moment of every year. At any time, someone with MS may suddenly be unable to stand up, hug their child or see a friend across the room.

This year, I'll be participating in the National MS Society's annual MS Walk in Redlands to help raise funds for research and local programs. I will also be volunteering at the Upland walk. It's a small thing for me to do for people who face the devastating and relentless effects of MS every day. Step by step, I hope to bring the National MS Society closer to a cure.

Will you help by sponsoring me in this year's MS Walk? With your generous support, we can end the devastating effects of MS, sooner rather than later.

Keeping with what we started in 2004, Carl and Jen Knecht will be matching, dollar for dollar, any donations made. Unlike last year, we are *NOT* limiting our donations at all.

Thank you in advance for your time.

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riversidedimple
Mar. 21st, 2005 10:25 pm (UTC)
The submit thingy is being weird and giving me a blank page for whatever reason. But anyhoo, for those of us who live within walking distance, can we just give you our donation in person? What about those of us who are part-time employed (less-than 10 hours a week now), and VERY full-time studying?

Yes, I want to support this cause any way I can. =)
rialtus
Mar. 22nd, 2005 04:46 am (UTC)
Hm. The site seems curiously intermittent at best right now. Succafrassenwrissenwrassen...

Let me say this about that - I don't want people to feel obligated or imposed on to do this, especially if they currently have financial issues. If you would like to support and feel you can afford it, then fine. If you can't afford it, then I'd rather you kept your money. Fair enough?
riversidedimple
Mar. 22nd, 2005 09:54 am (UTC)
Remember that one post you made about challenging me to finding your place and knocking on your door one day? :-p

...are you going to be home this weekend? :-D

Yes, I have a very good idea, I've just been lazy and/or haven't been motivated to even try...until now.
rialtus
Mar. 23rd, 2005 03:50 am (UTC)
Oh, this could be *very* interesting...

I will be home Saturday, hopefully mowing my yard in the total lack of rain. Sunday, however, I will not be.
jumbach
Mar. 21st, 2005 10:30 pm (UTC)
If one is currently unemployed, but really wants to make a donation, as he already committed to it, would you object to said person donating anyway?

Of course, if this particular person I'm thinking of was still employed, he'd have arranged to go on vacation and be in Redlands that week. :-(
rialtus
Mar. 22nd, 2005 04:48 am (UTC)
I would say that the commitment was made with a different set of circumstances and that the commitment need not be held to upon understand of the other party.

Or something.

...see other response.
jumbach
Mar. 21st, 2005 11:16 pm (UTC)
Tell ya what:

*IF* the person in question is employed before the day of the walk, and God willing he will be, he and his almost-wifey are good for $50. If not, they will add that $50 to next year's donation.

Deal?
rialtus
Mar. 22nd, 2005 04:46 am (UTC)
Let me say this about that - I don't want people to feel obligated or imposed on to do this, especially if they currently have financial issues. If you would like to support and feel you can afford it, then fine. If you can't afford it, then I'd rather you kept your money. Fair enough?

*Wow. Deja vu*
jelly_doughnut
Mar. 21st, 2005 11:56 pm (UTC)
What's the deadline for donations?
rialtus
Mar. 22nd, 2005 04:46 am (UTC)
The walk is on April 9, so ... April 8?
jelly_doughnut
Apr. 2nd, 2005 07:49 pm (UTC)
It seems that you have exceeded your goal...
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