Wednesday, August 19, 2009

"They Are Made of Tomorrow & Yesterday, Let's Walk"

Late last night, I sent out an eblast announcing that I am once again walking in Chicago's AIDS Run & Walk on Season of Concern's Team.

I had tried to send the blast twice yesterday evening and failed. Lucky for me, my bladder is aging even faster than my hairline (lucky?!?), because after one of my late night "wake up, get up and go, or you'll wish you'd kept those rubber sheets on the bed" pees, I was able to send the eblast with ease.

The fact that I'm only able to perform intricate and complicated tasks in that hazy time period before dawn and right after "last call for alcohol" isn't surprising in the least, is it?

Well, say what you will about my late night abilities, I've already received $525 in sponsorship donations! Thank you to Rhoda, Gregory, Rick, Douglas, my cousin Kristie and the oh-so handsome Karl for their incredible generosity.

I've copied a little bit of the eblast below. Follow the links to either join Season of Concern's AIDS Walk Team on October 3rd, or to make a donation and sponsor me in the Walk.

And if you walk on our team, there's a good chance you might be walking beside some really, really, really, really fabulous Chicagoans. Join us!

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Join Season of Concern’s Team in the AIDS Run & Walk Chicago on October 3rd to fight complacency and support HIV/AIDS efforts in Chicagoland

…or if you are not available to participate, donate & sponsor me!

Season of Concern, the Chicagoland theatre community's fundraising effort providing compassionate care to those in our community who are experiencing the effects of HIV/AIDS and other catastrophic illnesses, is proudly sponsoring a team in the AIDS Foundation of Chicago’s annual AIDS Run & Walk Chicago.

And I have great news - - once again this year, Season of Concern will receive 100% of all funds raised through our team - - that includes registration fees and matching gifts!

Season of Concern contributes to programs that provide direct-care support to members of the theatre community and others in the Chicago area. Since 1988, funds have been raised through generous gifts from theatre artists, staffs, boards and audiences. Funds supported include The Actors Fund and The Biscotto-Miller Fund, SOC's internal fund which provides personal financial support, housing care, meals, medications, legal assistance and a variety of other services to theatre community members in need.

I hope that you will consider participating in the AIDS Run & Walk Chicago as a member of Season of Concern’s Team or that you will sponsor one of our Team Members. Last year, SOC had two teams participating - - our own team and a team from Chicago's WICKED & JERSEY BOYS! The two teams combined to blow our $10,000 goal out of the water with over $20,000 raised!

Our goal for this year's team is $25,000 in pledges. It's crucial that we make our goal and we need you to do it!

To join Season of Concern’s Team, simply click here to register and complete the New Participant Registration. Then, click on ‘"Join an Existing Team" and search for "Season of Concern" under Team Name. After that, simply follow the prompts to set your personal fundraising goal, register as a walker or runner, pay your registration fee ($20 - - and all $20 goes directly to Season of Concern!) and begin your fundraising!

With your help, I know that Season of Concern can accomplish our fundraising goal of $25,000 in pledges. Thank you so much for your support and your generosity!

2 comments:

Kristie said...

Anything for a good cause, and of course my fav cousin. Good Luck hope you raise tons more!

Palm Springs Savant said...

Awesome Stephen- I'm so glad to support you in this..wish I could be there and walk wit-chu.