Sunday, March 1, 2009

Easter Seals Telethon

Mancub, as you all know by now, is an astounding kid. His compassion knows no bounds. He consistently demonstrates outstanding character. Possessing such qualities earned him an invitation to be in his school's National Junior Beta Club. This fine group of kids participate in various good deeds throughout the school year. So, it's only natural they'd volunteer their time to work our local Easter Seals Telethon on March 8, 2009. That's only a week away! I've committed myself to joining in the fund raising endeavor to man the phones or do whatever is asked of me. I can't wait! Working along with some truly amazing people will do my cynical heart a lot of good.
By now you're probably wondering how this has anything to do with you. If you aren't asking yourself that, now would be a good time to pay attention.
Have you often watched the stories of families touched by Easter Seals and wished you could do something? Now is the time, my friends. I am asking you to donate on behalf of my son and his group of fine, upstanding friends. It's quite simple. Just go to Mancub's Champion Page and click "make a donation." It doesn't matter if it's just a dollar or more. Every little bit helps when we all join together for an admirable cause. His personal fund raising goal is $200.00. It would totally floor everybody if he managed to exceed that prior to the actual date of the telethon.
We both realize everybody is strapped for cash and struggling to make ends meet. But if you'd just make a pot of coffee at home rather than stopping by Starbucks a couple of times this week, think of how much you'd help? Instead of splurging for the appetizer at TGI Friday's, donate the money it would cost to Easter Seals. Perhaps you've been considering a diet. Now is an ideal time to give up the fast food and pack a lunch for work. With that money you'll pocket, you can donate it to a most worthy cause.
Where does the money go? According to the information given to us, here's a small break down:

  • $25.00 can buy batteries for the month for toys used in therapy or two packages of swimmer diapers.

  • $50.00 will assist with the cost of the pool for an aqua therapy session

  • $100.00 will assist in the cost of two therapy sessions

  • $200.00 will assist in the scholarship of a therapeutic horse back rider

  • $500.00 can help cover the cost of sending a child to camp for a week

Thanks so much in advance for your generosity and compassion. My son's willingness to give inspires me. I hope it inspires you, as well.

God bless!


  1. Done, my friend! Thanks for the opportunity to return some of the good karma that Mancub generates right back to him.

  2. I just made a donation to this very worthy cause.

    I know Mancub will exceed his personal fund raising goal, & then some.

    Let's all spread good karma around.



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  4. Done! Near and dear to my heart -- this cause. YAY MANCUB!



  6. Excellent post. Hope you do not mind but I'd like to throw a link to it up on our Twitter page?

    Love the idea of skipping Starbucks for a day and chipping in to make a difference.

    - Jason @ Easter Seals (

  7. I am overwhelmed and abundantly humbled by the outpouring of love from my fellow bloggers and readers. You ladies and gents ROCK! When I got home today and was greeted with more donations and emails applauding Mancub, I had to breathe deeply to keep from bursting into tears. It didn't work. The tears of joy are flowing.

    Jason, I welcome the link. Thank you!

  8. I'm sorry it could not be more, but I donated what I have available after bills. I see he had already exceeded his goal, so I hope he has set a new one and is working towards it daily.



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