jayfurr: (2010 3-Day Walker)
My 44th birthday is on September 20 -- six days away. This is not news: as the "Upcoming Events" area of your Facebook homepage indicates, lots of people are out there having birthdays ALL THE TIME.

But when you ask me what I'd like for my birthday (not that you, personally, would be likely to do so), it'd simply be for there to be more birthdays for those suffering from cancer, especially for my friends facing an uncertain future as a result of breast cancer. I met more than a few women during my recent walk in San Francisco who literally have no idea if they're going to be around for their next birthday... or whether they'll be around when their daughters and sons celebrate theirs.

Will you help me help them? I'm just under $200 away from the amount I need to raise if I'm to be able to walk both the upcoming walk in Philadelphia (60 miles) and the walk in Atlanta a week later (60 more miles). Yes, I'm signed up to walk two consecutive 3-Day walks, 120 miles in 9 days (plus a trip to Florida in between to see if my father's doing okay after the death of his wife, my mom). I wouldn't spend pretty much all of my annual vacation time walking to raise funds for the fight against breast cancer if I didn't think it was a pretty damn important cause.

But remember: my walking is not what will one day find the cure. Your donations are the ammunition in this war. And clinical trials and research and treatment and mammograms all cost money. The best birthday gift I could get, other than the news that a cure's been found, would be to make my fundraising goal.

My donation URL is http://www.the3day.org/goto/jayfurr -- and thanks in advance for any help you can give.
jayfurr: (2010 3-Day Walker)
My 44th birthday is on September 20 -- six days away. This is not news: as the "Upcoming Events" area of your Facebook homepage indicates, lots of people are out there having birthdays ALL THE TIME.

But when you ask me what I'd like for my birthday (not that you, personally, would be likely to do so), it'd simply be for there to be more birthdays for those suffering from cancer, especially for my friends facing an uncertain future as a result of breast cancer. I met more than a few women during my recent walk in San Francisco who literally have no idea if they're going to be around for their next birthday... or whether they'll be around when their daughters and sons celebrate theirs.

Will you help me help them? I'm just under $200 away from the amount I need to raise if I'm to be able to walk both the upcoming walk in Philadelphia (60 miles) and the walk in Atlanta a week later (60 more miles). Yes, I'm signed up to walk two consecutive 3-Day walks, 120 miles in 9 days (plus a trip to Florida in between to see if my father's doing okay after the death of his wife, my mom). I wouldn't spend pretty much all of my annual vacation time walking to raise funds for the fight against breast cancer if I didn't think it was a pretty damn important cause.

But remember: my walking is not what will one day find the cure. Your donations are the ammunition in this war. And clinical trials and research and treatment and mammograms all cost money. The best birthday gift I could get, other than the news that a cure's been found, would be to make my fundraising goal.

My donation URL is http://www.the3day.org/goto/jayfurr -- and thanks in advance for any help you can give.
jayfurr: (Furr's Gifts)
Carole's 39th birthday is tomorrow, October 8. And predictably, I've continued my pattern of being out of town on the happy day. I don't manage it every year, but the almighty dollar requires me to be where our customers need training, WHEN they need me to be there. If all goes well, I'll arrive at the Burlington airport tomorrow night with about an hour to spare before midnight, but what with waiting for baggage and then driving home (a half hour) it's going to be tight. I'll probably walk in the door and say "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" as the clock is clanging the midnight hour.

(If any of y'all want to wish her a happy birthday, her Livejournal page is here: http://caroleotter.livejournal.com and her Facebook page is here: http://www.facebook.com/carolefurr.)


jayfurr: (Furr's Gifts)
Carole's 39th birthday is tomorrow, October 8. And predictably, I've continued my pattern of being out of town on the happy day. I don't manage it every year, but the almighty dollar requires me to be where our customers need training, WHEN they need me to be there. If all goes well, I'll arrive at the Burlington airport tomorrow night with about an hour to spare before midnight, but what with waiting for baggage and then driving home (a half hour) it's going to be tight. I'll probably walk in the door and say "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" as the clock is clanging the midnight hour.

(If any of y'all want to wish her a happy birthday, her Livejournal page is here: http://caroleotter.livejournal.com and her Facebook page is here: http://www.facebook.com/carolefurr.)


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Happy birthday, [livejournal.com profile] flaviarassen!

I'm sorry the local constabulary has different ideas than I would about what would make a good birthday gift.

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