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22 September 2007 @ 06:44 pm
Alzheimer's Walk  
PDX Occulture is taking part in the Memory Walk to benefit the Alzheimer's Foundation on Sunday, October 7. Please sign up and join us:
http://mw07.kintera.org/pdx/pdx0

The walk itself is nothing- about 2 miles on a Sunday morning. The part that takes a little more effort is the fundraising. People tell me this is the part they don't get, so here's how it works:

You sign up for the walk, and they give you a page on their site (here's mine). You set some fundraising goals, but that's easy- just make something up. It doesn't matter.

You never have to handle anyone's money. You just send them to your page, and they click a button and make a donation with a credit card. There's no bullshit about paying per mile you walk or anything that involves following up with them, doing math, or being responsible for money. They make a donation right away, and that's it.

If you want, you could hit up family, coworkers, whoever to support you, but I'm not. Most of us here know tons of people online, and so that's all I'm going to worry about. I'll post in the places I hang out, where it seems appropriate, and if only two or three people take the bait, that's all I'll need. There are plenty of other ways to do this, and the site is full of fundraising tips I didn't read, but the basic plan for doing it online should be sufficient.

See? Easier than you thought.

If you can't walk with us, and you've got some money, please show your support with a donation to our team page. There's no lower limit, so any amount is welcome.

There's two weeks to go, and only two of us have signed up so far. This is our first public activity outside our own little world, so it would be nice to look good. You don't have to even care about Alzheimer's- you can do it for us.

Please join the walk, or failing that, make a donation. You could even do both. Once this is done, I'll stop harassing you about civic-minded events. But in the meantime, we should put on a decent showing. Please join us. Thanks.