Monday, June 17, 2013

A Charity Wedding!!

A Charity Wedding....

 I saw this blog post and I couldn't help but re-blog it, what a great idea! The post is pretty much just a copy and paste of the page ( the link to the post is below) that way I didn't miss anything or change it with out meaning to!

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If you want to enter the give away you will have to go to the link above ^^^^^^ and follow the instructions. Good Luck!

Our Charity Wedding. #BrandsWanted @StBaldricks

I’m donating a $100 Amazon Gift Card at the bottom of this post…Help me get the word out!
Sooo, here we go. Today begins our Charity Wedding drive to raise money to help some very sick kids. There will be some great giveaways along the way provided by some adventurous brands, plenty of ways you can help spread the word, and lots of chances to win. And ALL of the proceeds will go to our favorite pediatric cancer research charity, St. Baldricks. Hope you’ll subscribe (right sidebar) and come back often to donate, spread the word, and discover all the fun giveaways that brands will (hopefully) provide!

Our Charity Wedding – The Story

It all started with a silly discussion and some tweets about attracting brands to sponsor our wedding. We’re getting married in July at Omni Cancun Hotel & Villas in, well, Cancun.
This is Shay. And that’s me. Clearly, she’s the cute one.
Charity Wedding Jay and Shay
And when we were done amusing ourselves, we realized that even though we’re not wealthy people, we’re blessed with love, and eleventy-gillion mostly healthy kids.
And it further occurred to us that we have an opportunity to raise some money kids who need the help far more than we do. And so, the idea of our charity wedding was born. We were approached by our first adventurous brand sponsor, Taco Cabana (yum), and then others followed. Learn about Taco Cabana’s fantastic giveaway: “Taco Cabana For A Year“.

So how’s this gonna work?

Today we start fundraising. We’ll continue to post and raise awareness, and hopefully attract more great brand donations. Shay and I will get married in July, and next spring (Date,Time and Location TBA) I’ll shave my head at a St. Baldrick’s venue, most likely in Dallas. And there may be more surprises along the way… Maybe one lucky brand might end up with their logo on my freshly shorn melon?!

The Charity, and Why.

Charity Wedding St BaldricksSt. Baldrick’s is an amazing organization. The whole premise is that kids undergoing cancer treatment often don’t get to make the decision whether or not to lose their hair. It just happens. And it’s scary. So people like us, “Shavees” as we’re called, make the choice to raise money for St. Baldrick’s pediatric cancer research, then we come together to have our heads shaved in a symbolic tribute to those kids who don’t get to make the choice. I’ve shaved a couple of times, the last time being the top earner at my venue.
This year, I hope to blow that number out of the water. With your help, and the help of some fantastic brands.
And why? Well, I’ve lost two cousins to cancer. My mom is a two time breast cancer survivor. I have dear friends with a daughter who’s sick. And because I know that my kids will have kids. And I want seriously fantastic treatments in place if they get sick. That’s why.
Watch my 2008 head shaving video here.

What can you do?

1. Donate. Give till it hurts. Give a little, give a lot. Help me help some very sick kids. Go Here to discover how easy it is to pull out a credit card and feel really good about helping St Baldrick’s continue to provide funding for invaluable research.
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2. Help me get the word out about this fundraising effort by participating the sweepstakes below. I’m donating a $100 Amazon Gift Card below in an effort to jump start spreading the news. Take advantage of all the options to earn lots of entries, and help get the word out.
3. Facebook- What would REALLY help spread the word is for you to share this post with your Facebook following. You’ll see the social sharing buttons below at the bottom of this post… Please Like and Share!!
4. Come back here often. My hope is that more brands will jump on board, and there will be lots of great product donations to give away! The easiest way to never miss one will be to subscribe to Halftime Lessons via email, in the right sidebar.

WANTED: More Brands!!

This post is the central hub of our fundraising effort. We’d love to prominently showcase your brand logo here, at a minimum until next spring, when I shave my head for St. Baldrick’s. If you donate cash, or a product or service, I’ll write an individualized post like I did for Taco Cabana, orchestrate a giveaway of your donation, showcase your logo below, and ensure that every penny raised from your donation goes to St. Baldrick’s. We’re open to your ideas and suggestions, just Contact Us! (PS – Do you REALLY want to make a splash? Donate, and send a representative from your company to Dallas next spring to shave their head with me!)

Our Adventurous Brands

Click on each brand logo to learn about their donation.
TC Logo

More to come!!

Spread the word, and win!

Of course we’d love for you to donate. But if you can’t, maybe you can help us spread the word? Use your social channels to help us get the word out, and earn entries to this month’s giveaway by performing some of the tasks below.
Perform the required entry, and then several optional entries will appear. You’ve got chances to earn entries every day simply by helping us spread the word about our charity wedding! And during the month of June, one lucky winner will receive one $100 Amazon Gift Card… Good luck

A little note from me:
 I wish them the best of luck, prayer, and love in their new life together. I am sure the wedding will go off with out a hitch and I pray that they blow their goal out of the water when it comes to helping these kids!

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