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I Did It! Introducing.. The Site for the Cure!

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And you can quote me: "It's an idea I've been noodling around on for months..and I finally did it! I am so very excited and pleased to announce... The Site for the Cure! "

Posted in How I'm Feeling, My Day, Serious, March 30th, 2007


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It’s an idea I’ve been noodling around on for months..and I finally did it!

I am so very excited and pleased to announce…

The Site for the Cure!

The Site for the Cure is a site which allows anyone participating in any charity event such as a walk, race, run or ride for charity to talk about what they are doing and why they are doing it, to talk about the event, and to link to their own sponsor page in order to raise sponsorship funds.

The Site for the Cure is a community of people who all have one thing in common: they are participating in events to raise money for charity. Usually their participation requires sponsorship of the “I’ll give you $10.00 if you walk/run/bike X miles” nature. We hope that you’ll help them out.

You can search for people participating in charity events by location, by cause, or by event. You can also participate in our forums!

And, of course, if you are someone who is participating on a charity event, this is the place for you! Pull up a spot, put your information up, along with a link to your sponsorship page, and let everyone know where to find you!

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Someone just asked me why I did this – what was my motivation, and this is what I told them:

“My friend Rachel is participating in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, and I just really wanted to do something to help her get the word out a bit better..so I blogged it..but..I dunno..this idea just kept coming back to me..then I saw a fellow at a local coffee shop and he was training for another similar event – I could tell that because he was wearing a t-shirt that said “In Training” for the event..and I told him that he should put his sponsorship url on the shirt… and then I kept thinking about how *long* and *complicated* Rachel’s sponsorship url was – you couldn’t even *fit* it on a shirt, let alone *remember* it to tell someone (like, “Hey, I’m walking for breast cancer – if you’d like to sponsor me, here’s the link…uh..er…”..and this, truly, is the link for Rachel’s sponsorship:

http://info.avonfoundation.org/site/TR?px=3161371&pg=personal&fr_id=1286&et=1dDLRk-e8SEBTdIdJGLzuw..&s_tafId=154282

Can you *imagine* having to hand out *that* link? (I’m sorry, Rachel! Don’t take it personally!) )

So I thought “There ought to be a site to act as a clearinghouse and community, with an easy to remember url”..and that’s how the idea got born.”

So please please, tell everyone – help me make The Site for the Cure a success!

Start here: The Site for the Cure.

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