June 9, 2009 at 7:23 am
Were you aware that this week is National Headache Awareness week? You were? Wow, you’re really aware of your awareness weeks. Good for you! I am excited about headache week because now I get to be like all those people who run around talking about their diseases to raise money, like Michael J. Fox for Parkinson’s or Christina Applegate for breast cancer. I never had a favorite charity because I never had a disease that came with one. (There is no chicken pox foundation.) But now that I have a chronic headache, I’ve basically been assigned my own charitable cause! Yippee!
As I mentioned yesterday, I’ve entered the Midsummer’s Night Run 5K race that takes place in Lexington, Kentucky on August 15. The race is organized by Central Baptist Hospital, but there is no official fund raising program associated with the event. So, I am launching my own sponsorship campaign to benefit the National Headache Foundation. All the money will be donated to programs devoted to headache education and research, so maybe one day they’ll figure out what’s wrong with my noggin’ (besides the obvious).
Please sponsor me! I am out on the trail, bouncing my booty, training hard for this race. Surely that is worth a dollar stuck in my drawstring sweats. You can go to my First Giving page to donate, or if you don’t want to contribute online, you can send a check to my PO Box listed at the bottom of this entry. Make the check payable to “National Headache Foundation.”
To sweeten the pot, if you donate at least $20, I will add your web site to a list of randomly rotating links that will be displayed in the middle column of this blog from now until race day. That is 10 weeks of advertising time! Only one link will be featured at a time, but the links will randomly be displayed, giving everyone equal time. To get your link, either leave your web site address in your comments when you donate on my First Giving page or send me an email after your donation with your information. I reserve the right to approve or reject links. (No acai berries.) Please give me a day or two to update the site with your link. Despite what you might think, I do not monitor my email 24 hours a day.
To sweeten the pot even more, whoever donates the most money will get a free 125×125 ad in the middle rail of this blog for a month after the race thanking you for your sponsorship and letting the whole Internet know what a kindhearted, generous person you are. (Again, I reserve the right to approve the ad. No Hoodia ads, sorry.)
Thanks, everyone! I’ve set my fund raising goal at $3000 and I think we can reach it in the next 10 weeks. Your donations will help make a difference in the lives of millions of headache sufferers, and will motivate me to reach my own fitness goal.
For donations via mail, my PO Box is:
PO Box 90186
Indianapolis, IN 46290-0186
Please make checks payable to the National Headache Foundation.