Susan Reynolds of Boobsonice’s twitter has brought to my attention this fund raising effort.
Back at the end of last year, through my posting In the Wrong Crowd, I had expressed my concerns on the difficulty in raising money for charity via the Internet. But again, it was Doug Karr’s posting (which I subscribed via RSS) that had brought my attention to Chris Brogan’s posting about Susan’s big fund raising effort via twitter. In Chris’ own words:.
We’re over here sending people to college, supporting other cancer fundraising, microlending, and plenty of other nifty causes that have real live humans behind them.
After that, I’ve also posted about Susan when I wrote From boobs on ice to the boob so nice,…. a while back. But I’ve to wait a little longer before finally Doug Karr and Rick Julian inspired me to jump into the tweeter world. Occasionally, those amazing 140 characters twitter entries would have taken me to some amazing site, including this Phil and Andria Burns’ blog on their tiny little daughter, Serenity Burns, who has just being diagnosed with a life threatening Leukeumia.
While scanning through the pictures of Serenity in the hospital, I remember those pictures of baby Gratia. It gave me a sense of deja vu. After that it was so hard for me to keep going. I almost said, that’s it and gave up! However, the ChipIn widget on that page changed my mind instantly.
My point, well, someone has already set up the donation widget for them. What I really need to do is to paste the code here and spread the words and here we go.
If you want to find out more info before making the donation, please also check out Jesse Stay’s site, where he wrote:
In just the last week, you have raised $3,230.97 for @Phil801 and @Mrs801’s 2 year old daughter, Serenity. I can’t tell you how amazed I am at the generosity and power of the Social web in raising such funds. There is still much more we can do. Obviously, I had set a goal for $10,000 for today,
So please spread the words and pray for Jesse to collect more money for his friends, bloggers Phil and Adria Burns so they would be able to pay Serenity’s medical bills.
The campaign will end this June 29. Like Susan said in her post, Chemotherapy, antibiotics, hospitals, anti-nausea drugs and all the other things involved in taking care of a very sick little girl is expensive. If you can help in any way, large or small, please do.
If you want to find out how to add the ChipIn widget to your blog, please click on this link. Putting the Serenity’s ChipIn Widget on your blog or website requires very little effort and will help publicize the cause. Let’s do it and, please don’t forget to keep Serenity and her family in our prayers.