Monday, August 30, 2010

Friends in Need Are Friends Indeed

Blogging has affected my life in so many ways, but the biggest part of being a blogger, for me, has been the connections I've made with so many different people from all over the world.  Before I leave for the UK tomorrow night, I'd like to take the time to talk about two bloggers that are using their considerable talents to try and rally their communities to make a difference in the fight against diseases that affect their children.

Kevin, from Always Home and Uncool, has a daughter that suffers from Juvenile Myositis, and through his and his family's efforts, they are thisclose to winning $250,000 from Pepsi for the Cure JM Fund.  They really need a lot of help, though, because they are battling it out in the top three right now and while the top two charities get $250k, the third one gets nada, zip, ZERO. And that would be a crying shame if they missed it by just a few votes.  So please please please:

Please vote today and Tuesday then convince a friend or eight dozen to do the same. Here are the three magic ways to help them each day:
1. Text 100850 to Pepsi (73774) via a cell phone Your cell phone, your kids’, that pony-tailed faux hipster at the coffe shop. Just grab a cell and text.
2. Use the Facebook app:
3. Vote directly from the Pepsi site for our entire Kids to Win team.  You will need to set up a Pepsi Refresh account -- takes a minute and allows you to vote for many great organizations we are partnering with:

And to those of you voting, Tweeting, reTweeting, Facebooking, blogging and selling your vital organs for our cause, thank you for holding on to your big kind hearts.


And another dad blogger whom I hold dear, Ryan, of Pacing the Panic Room, has put together a children's album by a slew of really great bands to raise money for SMS (For More info about SMS Please Visit: PRISMS Feel Like Getting In Deep? CLICK HERE) , a disorder that his Littlest Buddy lives with. 

Take a listen above, then hop on over to iTunes and purchase a few of the tunes or the whole album.  ALL of the proceeds from the album will go to Prisms, so it is money well spent in two different ways. 

Thank you so much for supporting my friends.  I love that the world can be bring us all together in this strange, yet still intimate, online place. 

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