I just took a quick trip down memory lane, evaluating the stories I have covered on the blog. It’s clear: The substantial majority involve wrongdoing, and admittedly, my lack of sympathy. And I’m perfectly fine with that, as long as we learn from others’ mistakes. Today, however, I’m stepping away from my usual hard-line approach in order to reach out to my readers for help.
This will be the second year I am participating in the Annual Bowl-a-Thon Fundraiser for the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation, to be held this year at Bowlmor Lanes in New York City on April 28, 2011. The Foundation was formed over twenty years ago in order to improve the treatment, quality of life and the long term outlook for children with brain and spinal cord tumors through research, support, education, and advocacy to families and survivors. The event is a touching evening, where sponsors, volunteers and survivors are going to bowl to help raise money for CBTF.
Thanks to the generosity of supporters, CBTF has awarded over one million dollars in research and Quality of Life grants. The Foundation has ambitious plans for the future, working to create a future of hope for children with brain and spinal cord tumors and their families.
Last year, my bowling team “oobietrice” (a typical college inside joke no one else understands even after explaining it) raised over $5,000 for the Foundation, good for second among all participating teams. As a team, we are hoping to beat that with a goal of over $5,000. Even a donation as little as $5 can help us get there, and you are welcome to donate anonymously. Our team is asking for your support by considering donating to help raise funds for CBTF; a link to donate can be found here.
Note that 100% of donations will go to CBTF and all donations are tax deductible, as you will receive a receipt from CBTF for your gift. Also note that I have no affiliation, direct or indirect, with the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation. In other words, I do not benefit from any monies raised.
I hope you can contribute to this cause and if not, that’s okay too. As always, thanks for reading Taxes in the Back.