Posted: 1:43 a.m. Friday, March 15, 2013
We were asked to pass both of these good works along several days ago. Unfortunately, a particularly nasty bug laid waste to DBR headquarters, so it got pushed back a bit. Our apologies to our correspondents. Both ventures seem really honorable and worthy of your support.
I have noticed that from time to time you post something that is unrelated to basketball, but involves a Dukie in a worthwhile effort. Please take a look at the “pasted email” and consider doing so again.
“Hello! I apologize for the mass email, but I’m trying to reach out to anyone and everyone that I’ve ever known in hopes that I can reach a goal I have set for myself before I turn 36. Simply put I’m looking to grant 36 wishes to foster kids and foster families in need before April 27th. I have $3,600 to raise and all I ask is that you take 1 minute to visit my website. (For some of you, it may help you to remember who I am). But before you do, watch this video:
I promise you that you’ll be inspired to help in this effort.
My website to donate! (you can donate as little as $5 and it’s very easy to do)
Thanks so much and I really do appreciate it! Have a great day and please pass along!
Lindsay is a Dukie through and through, having graduated from Duke in 1999 (Her maiden name was Couch), got married in Duke Chapel, now lives in Orlando and has been very, very active in The Duke Club of Orlando.
Thank you for your consideration and assistance in Lindsay’s effort.
Last year I wrote to you when my grandson, born into a Duke basketball rooting family, died of SIDS. You were gracious enough to post my letter which generated some donations to a SIDS charity during a spring fundraiser.
I just saw a story posted on the CJ Foundations for SIDS facebook page that I wanted to alert you to in the hopes you might provide it to the readers of your awesome DBR — which I read faithfully each day to stay abreast of my Blue Devil happenings! Very timely as everyone will soon be filling out their March Madness brackets!
I thought it was very cool that a Duke student had done this — combining both the fun of bracket madness with a worthy cause. And very cool that this young man — who lost his baby brother to SIDS — is giving back. This is why I am proud to say I am a Duke Blue Devil fan!
Here is what was posted:
“Freshman student Michael McConville has come up with a fantastic idea: instead of just following along with the excitement of this year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament (popularly known as March Madness), he and a talented group of friends at Duke University have engineered a fundraiser that uses that excitement to raise money for charities, with 50% guaranteed to go toward SIDS/SUID Research. Ever filled out a bracket? Now’s the time to learn. Brackets4Life invites fans…/donors to create a bracket for this year’s tournament along with a $2 minimum donation to be entered into a contest where the top 5 winning brackets’ owners will be able to designate 10% of the total proceeds to a charity of their choice. The remaining 50% will be donated to the CJ Foundation for SIDS! Michael and his team have built their very own webpage to host the contest and we CAN’T SAY ENOUGH about what an AMAZING job they’ve done! ”
Thank you for reading this and I hope you will feel it is worthy of posting it on DBR
Grandmother of Barrett E. Tallman
8/29/11 – 3/15/12