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2005-02-28 05:15 pm
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An excellent cause!

My friend Lisa ([livejournal.com profile] laughingirl) is doing the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer again this year. Last year she blew me away by raising $15,000, and this year she's going for $25,000. And you know what? She'll do it too, 'cause she's just that amazing. One of the ways she's fundraising is through a Cafe Press store, so everyone should go check it out and make a purchase!

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2004-08-09 05:35 pm

Avon Walk for Breast Cancer fundraising!

I have this friend named Lisa who is, no lie, one of the coolest people in the world. Seriously, she seems to have the coolest life, and sometimes I like to live vicariously though her. Anyway, she's been doing the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer for a couple years now, and she's raised a whole bunch of money. This year she has a goal of raising $10,000, and Lisa is just cool enough to be able to do that. She's come up with a nifty idea to help her do that; in her own words:

Project Teddy Bear started as a realization that, living in New York City, I've got a lot more access to popular celebrities than most of my friends... and that I could use that to help me raise money for the walk. So, I bought a bunch of little stuffed bears from the Avon site and started hanging out around stage doors asking movie and television stars doing stints on Broadway and off-Broadway to sign them. I also went after a bunch of bona fide theater stars. We got off to a great start the first weekend successfully getting Hugh Jackman, Richard Dreyfuss, Jerry Orbach, Peter Scolari and Elizabeth Berkley. They got the momentum going and, before I knew it, I had to order more bears!

Besides the bears (and there's a TON of those), she also has some other cool stuff, like some signed LOTR memorabilia, a signed poster of the Afghan Girl, and a whole lot more. The link to the auctions is here:



(You can also find more info in her own journal, [livejournal.com profile] laughingirl)

If you can't bid on something yourself, it would rock if you could pimp this out to communities/groups that would be interested (for example, if you know some Harry Potter fans, maybe point out the Daniel Radcliffe bear to them!). Lisa is a wonderful person and this is a great cause, and I'd really love to see this take off.
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2003-04-22 02:44 pm

The dreaded friends-only

Yep, I've gone friends only. It's not because I write anything really juicy or fascinating. It's just because the thought of anyone I know "in real life" finding and reading this gives me the heebie jeebies. So, I figure it makes sense to make everything as private as possible. So there you have it. :)