As some may know - for the past couple of years, I've been making a donation to a charity on my birthday. I would count all the birthday wishes I would get on Twitter and Facebook and would then decide the amount of $$ depending on the number of wishes I got.
In 2010 it was a donation to buy some Lee DeWyze CDs for children stuck in the hospital over Christmas time. It was a HIT!!!
In 2011, I made a donation for pancreatic cancer research.
In 2012 it was much more personal. I made a donation towards prostate cancer research in honor of my father who had just been diagnosed with it. I am happy to say that treatment has worked and he is doing well.
This year, I turn 40 on October 6th. I decided to add a little something different.
I will make a personal donation in my usual way - that is counting all my tweets and facebook birthday wishes and I will donate for every wish I get. Also, if I get celebrity / semi-celebrity birthday tweets - I will also give a larger amount. ;) AHEM Chris Phillips, Lee DeWyze and others :)
On top of that, I'm also having a small get together with friends for my birthday at Big Rig Kitchen and Brewery and I have asked the guests to bring a donation for Candlelighters. They work to provide different support programs for families struck by childhood cancers. This is such a FANTASTIC and IMPORTANT organization. I know of families who have used their services and it's so appreciated. Please visit their website for more information on what they do and all their different programs.
I hope you all will help me break my bank account on October 6th. :)
Thank you for your support :)
Julie / @Flip_4