Hi friends. Happy Thursday. Boy am I glad it’s near the end of the week! 4 day work weeks fly by..and I have two more in a row! (vacation next weekend and easter the following weekend!)
*Mini rant: Why does Netflix only have seasons 1 & 2 of Downton Abbey?!! (I already know the answer, Tyler said it was something to do with Amazon Prime getting the rights to stream the rest, yadda yadda. Also, what is Amazon Prime? Also, in lieu of DA, I’ve started watching a butt-ton of WWII documentaries. Do you know what that does to your dreams when you fall asleep watching bombs drop and gas chambers? Woof.)
On a lighter note, guess what?! I finally signed up for the Pineapple Challenge!! My friend Susie works for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada and is planning the event for Calgary to be held on June 14th. “The event” being a crazy/silly obstacle course for teams to get through- while wearing silly costumes. COUNT ME IN. Also- we’re doing this for a great cause, so um…how could I say no?
To give you a few deets on the disease and how fundraising money will be used:
DID YOU KNOW?
- There are over 100,000 people living with, or in remission from, a blood cancer in Canada.
- Someone will be diagnosed with a blood cancer every 29 minutes in Canada.
- And one person every 76 minutes will die.
Funds raised through the Pineapple Challenge support research, patient services, and education in our fight to find a cure for blood cancers.
All dollars raised for this event support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada’s (LLSC) vital mission: find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma and to improve the quality of life for patients and their families.
Beyond the Pineapple Challenge, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada also has various other events which help support the mission.
If you check out the website, there are other events that you can choose to donate to, or even participate.
PS: Me, Tyler, Susie, her partner in crime, and a few others have formed a team called the Prancercisers. Yup, because there will most definitely be prancing at some point during this obstacle course. Maybe it’ll only be me.
Here’s where I humbly get on my knees and ask if you’re interested in donating towards my fundraising efforts. I’ve set a goal of raising $250, so please don’t think you have to unload your whole paycheck for me. Unless you want to. Then I’ll bake you cookies or something.
If you click on the link below, it will take you to my fundraising page for the event, where you can choose how much to give. 50 cents? A dolla? A dolla makes me holla.
Pineapple Challenge 2014. <–click here to check out the event and donate towards my fundraising goal!
*pause while I get up off my knees*
I would really really appreciate any/all donations slash good words slash encouragement for the upcoming race. (And if you have costume suggestions, we will definitely take them into consideration)