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April 19th... lets go for a walk.

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by Airjockie, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. Airjockie

    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    My wife asked...and I agreed, she upped for the two mile walk in Cheshire, so we are going to do it. I registered, and I'll toss this out to you guys looking for team-mates, and donations...

    Team-mates can follow us back to my house to recover from the short walk with water or beer, and the people who donates will get a huge great feeling that they put their money into a good cause.

    I think the hardest part will be the wife walking a full two miles, but I think she can do it.... :wink:

    National MS Society - Walk Event:

    Anything from $1 to any amount that you have that you feel you could spare, will be appreciated. 8) I'm tossing in $100 :D
     
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    nootrac22 Well-Known Member VIP

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    sorry I'm broke for a bit.
     
  3. jeffie7

    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    I don't understand walks. I get hit up for donations all the time for random walks mostly by women.

    They spend many hours going business to business looking for donations, then door to door looking for donations then spend a whole day setting up, doing the walk, then cleaning up.

    What if everyone involved donated money straight up. Figure if it takes 20 hours per person to do one of these, then donate 20x $10 $20 $30 $40 depending on what they make....

    We get hit up for these all the friggin time. Sometimes people will come in 3 or 4 times asking for donations week after week.... LOTS of wasted time IMO.
     
  4. Airjockie

    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    This is our first walk, and I'm just going to focus on forums...and I think that might be the future...so if you can spread the word, pass that link to a buddy...any help will help...

    They say about 6000 people in CT alone has MS, and my wife is one of them. She's been deeply involved in the forums in Japan for MS, but for some reason, Asia doesn't have MS like we do here in the states. How she got it, there is no clue...but symptoms started in Florida when we lived down there. Her first attack was major...and scary as hell. There is no way to tell how she will wake up the next day.

    A guy at work, Jason, woke up one day and half of his entire body was paralyzed...he's heading up a team in Westport... National MS Society - Walk Event:

    As with any other problems...a cure is wished for....

    This one hits home for me because it's my wife...:(
     
  5. Trinity

    Trinity <font color=#FF909B><b>I go back like Aqua Net.</b

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    I honestly will donate 20 bucks when I get home tonight. I promise.
     
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    Drake Well-Known Member VIP

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    Ill see what kinda scratch I can come up with. My mom has MS as well.
     
  7. corvetteguy78

    corvetteguy78 Well-Known Member VIP

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    I pitched in what I could, glad to donate for a good cause
     
  8. D16Civic

    D16Civic Matt

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    My initial reaction to reading this was frustration and annoyance. Then I thought about it, and I thought the same thing at one point.

    It's different when something hits home, be it MS, HIV, or in my case, breast cancer. You really don't realize how many people it touches and how families are effected by it.

    These walks are just a way to bring awareness to the cause, get a little news coverage hopefully, and get people off their asses to raise some $$. From my personal experience, it just feels good to get out there and feel like you're doing something. With the Komen Race For The Cure, everyone participating makes a donation, whether you actually go walk the 5K or not. The actual event is secondary, but I know my wife feels better afterwards knowing she's not the only one who has experienced a fight against a disease which could have and still may kill her in the future. It's like a giant support group that raises money for research when it meets every summer.

    Edit: The problem is that most people will not donate money if they aren't "getting something" in return, even if it's just a T shirt.
     
  9. jeffie7

    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    Who can say a major disease doesn't hit home with them? I think everyone at some point has lost a family member to something, my grand father on my moms side dealt with cancer, my uncle on my dads side also dealt with it and lost.

    I donate LOTS of things to god only knows how many causes, at least once a week I'm giving away full meals for walks, or other forms of fund raisers. It just seems like a lot of time could be better spent, I got hit up from THREE different people all of them more then once looking for donations for the same walk for "insert form of cancer" over the last 2 weeks. The dinner I gave out was much cheaper then the time they spent coming in.

    No matter what, its always a good thing, I would just like to see them get MORE money for the time they spend trying to do these things.
     
  10. Trinity

    Trinity <font color=#FF909B><b>I go back like Aqua Net.</b

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    ok donation made.
     
  11. Airjockie

    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    Thank you very much:)
     
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