Making a Difference Before 30



2% Raised of$10,000 Goal

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EVENT DATE: Aug 02, 2014

DEADLINE TO GIVE: Aug 02, 2014




As I approached my 29th birthday last year, I looked back on my life and it dawned on me that there were a lot of things I didn't get to do or experience yet. I then decided to make a bucket list, "30 things to do before I turn 30".


As I compiled my list, I realized that everything I had come up so far on the list was for me, and me only. I had decided that I wanted to include on my list at least one item that I would do for someone else. So, on my list, I had added "Make a difference".


It was not easy to come up with a way of how I wanted to "Make a difference". As 2013 ended, I was running out of time and had only 8 months to figure out how to complete this item.


I am lucky enough to be able to complete my bucket list, however, there are so many less fortunate who may not even reach their 30th birthday and so many who are just simply fighting for their lives. I have known some who have lost their lives at a young age, some who have been diagnosed with cancer and lost their battle, and others who are currently battling it. Therefore, I have decided to personally support two charities:

  • "Make a Wish International" - to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions; and
  • "Canadian Cancer Society" - to eradicate cancer and enhance the quality of life of people living with it.


My goal, before I turn 30 on August 2, 2014, is to raise a total of $10,000 in donations. If that goal is reached, I will shave my head on my birthday in support of the charities.


Please help me tick off from my list "Make a Difference" by donating to one of my two chosen charities.


Thank you for all your help and support!

Linda Tan