Less Cancer, More Cake: A Charity Run Fundraiser
August 9, 2010 3:21 PM   Subscribe

Less Cancer, More Cake: A Charity Run Fundraiser
On Oct. 10, my birthday, I will be running in the Portland (OR) Charity Half-Marathon, in affiliation with the American Cancer Society. I am selling photos I have taken in New Orleans, where I have lived for the past four years, in order to help raise at least $1,000 and hopefully reach my goal of $1,500 (and am also accepting direct donations). I will be officially running in memory of the late Emilie Lemmons of St. Paul MN, a dear friend of mine who died in Dec. 2008 after a long battle with sarcoma. She was 40 years old.

Emilie's story has an Internet/blog universe connection: She ran a blog, Lemmondrops, whose "cancer chronicles" won her a large and devoted following in the months before she passed away, and which she updated right to the end. She was employed as a Catholic publications writer, but had done some freelance work in the Twin Cities area and elsewhere, including web-only work.

Meanwhile, please note that my charitable site is running under the same domain as my regular photography site, Cosmic Ray's. I have never sold photos via that site before, although I hope to do so within the next year. I would be lying if I said I don't see this charity effort as learning experience, although that's not the primary concern, just a probable benefit. Incidentally, I am also thinking of adopting this WordPress template for my main photo site. (Also please note that the title is a play on the American Cancer Society own slogan for its DetermiNation program for athletic event participants, "Less Cancer, and More Birthdays.")

Consequently, feedback would be welcomed, but ... I would appreciate any help for the cause, regardless. Thank you!
posted by raysmj (2 comments total)

Maybe some Twitter and Facebook share buttons to help people spread info without much effort on their part?
posted by gomichild at 5:32 PM on August 9, 2010

Yes, by all means yes. Thanks.
posted by raysmj at 6:07 PM on August 9, 2010

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