BENEFITING: PROVIDENCE PORTLAND MEDICAL FOUNDATION
EVENT DATE: Aug 22, 2014
PORTLAND TO COAST! TO THE BEACHES!
In August 2014 this team of 12 crazy, amazing, strong, dedicated, determined, did-I-mention-crazy friends is walking from Portland to - you guessed it - the coast (which is where the beaches are).
Did you catch that? We’re walking to THE COAST. The. Coast. That’s *approximately* one million miles from Portland. Approximately. This may be a bit of an exaggeration, but it’s still huge. And crazy. And hard. But we’re doing it because cancer sucks. A lot. And having cancer, knowing someone who has cancer, or even just knowing that *anyone *anywhere* has cancer is a lot harder than walking.
Every step we’ll take will be particularly meaningful. Every step will be a punch in the nose to cancer because every dollar you donate here will go to Providence Cancer Center. Every dollar.
Let’s put this all in perspective... As we open up this donation page in early October, the event is about 300 days away… About 40 weeks… About 10 months…
If you skipped one latte every week between now and the event, there’s $160. BAM! Punch in the nose.
If you just got a cup of drip instead of that latte every day between now and then, there’s $600. BAM! Sock in the eye.
If you put $1 in a shoebox every day between now and then, there’s $300. BAM! Kick in the knee.
If you set $10 aside every week between now and then, there’s $400. BAM! Smack in the face.
Chances are your company has a donation matching program, which would double your contribution. BAM! BAM!
If you took the change in that jar on your dresser (doesn’t everyone have one?) to the coin machine at the grocery store, I’ll bet it would be a donation amount you’d feel good about, and you’d probably find that button you thought you lost. BONUS!
None of these small sacrifices would be painful. In fact, helping is the opposite of painful! It feels GOOD. True story. You know you want to punch cancer in the nose. Hard. Because cancer sucks. So do it.
You donate - right here.
We’ll walk - to the coast.
And we'll both feel reallly good about it.
We raise a glass to you! THANK YOU!