UPDATE 1:18pm – only $180 to go. CLICK HERE to donate. Yay! And *gulp*. Keep it coming, guys.
UPDATE 2:16pm – only $100 to go. CLICK HERE to donate. We’re almost there, and I’m almost going to be freezing in public in my underwear! Thank you and I hate you.
UPDATE 2:38pm – WE HIT OUR GOAL! Thanks for all who donated.
But why not keep giving for a great cause? CLICK HERE to donate.
Tomorrow morning is the Santa Speedo Sprint in Albany.
One of my readers put out a plea for donations, and I heeded the call. When I didn’t see enough action, I upped the stakes.
It’s a tough time of year to ask people to give to a charity. I understand everyone’s budget is tight and money for many is in short supply this time of year.
That’s exactly why I’m doing this.
As anyone who knows me or has read this blog long enough can tell you, I’ve had my own emotional and mental struggles with my weight. It’s a battle I still wage and try to be vigilant against.
Which is why I didn’t initially enter the Santa Speedo Race. The idea of the cold doesn’t bother me at all. Revealing that much of myself physically, however, is terrifying.
Then I was reading about the Albany Damien Center, and I thought about all the sacrifices involved: the people that sacrifice their time, money, and livelidhood to keep the center running and especially the sacrifices made by those individuals with HIV/AIDS in the Capital Region.
In light of their struggles, my issues with self-esteem and body image problems seem inconsequential. Still, if I’m going to do this, I want it to bring something tangible to the cause.
So I will run, but ONLY if you all help one of my readers meet her goal of $500.
CLICK HERE and donate, whether it be $5, $10, or $50. If you all pitch in, I’ll fulfill my end of the bargain and confront my personal demons for your entertainment.
Let’s do this, guys.
- Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye…
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