Thursday, June 30, 2011

Asking For Money

My father and my dog both have something in common.

They are going to live forever. 

And they are going to live forever because I wouldn't know what to do without them.  So.   Just so you know, they will be the first dog and dad to live forever, or at least as long as me.

My father almost broke this rule though when at age 45, he had open heart surgery...and 6 bypasses.

Today, at the young age of 68 (what's age though when you are immortal)...he is still kicking ass and taking names. 

You have met Big Al before, but I shall reintroduce you:
So, a couple of weeks ago, I recieved an email from our CEO here at work...asking me if I would be a Team Captain for the upcoming Northwest Florida Heart Walk, benefiting the American Heart Association.  I couldn't say NO.  I mean, he is the CEO.  And if I have  to raise money, at least it is for something that we Workman's know all too well.  (It's close to our heart...who doesn't love a tacky pun).

The problem is...I don't like asking for things, especially money.  I feel guilty.  BUT I AM GOING TO DO IT. 

Now...the Heart Walk isn't until October 1st.  For all my girls here around Pensacola, I would love for you to be on my team and come and walk with us.  You don't have to raise money yourselves, but just showing up and supporting the cause would be awesome...and if you happened to donate a little...well...that couldn't hurt.

For the rest of you, if you would like to donate, I would appreciate it.  I was going to link you right to the Heart Walk site, where you can contribute...but the minimum donation is $25.  I don't know who has $25, so I put a donate button over on the right side of the blog that will link you to paypal.  I think a paypal donation can be as small as you need it to be.  Trust me...I am the girl that sometimes only has .33 cents in her checking if you CAN'T donate...that's okay.  I promise.  If you can only donate $2.00, that is okay too!  Think if everyone just donated $2.

So there you have it.  My plea.


Update:  I am adding the official Heart Walk widget as well.  This links your right to to their site and you dont need paypal.  However, the minimum donation is $25.  But just in case :)


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  2. yay for you Amy! You are doing a good thing and I know our peeps will come through for you with some donations :) I always say my dog is going to live forever too... she's going to be 10 in October. Still a puppy :) xoxo

  3. Both Mom & Dad have issues with heart disease. Thank you for doing this.

  4. You rock for being team captain! I dipped into my paypal funds xoxoxoxox

  5. I sent what I had in my paypal account.

    Thank you for being all that you are. Your blog, your stories, you success is a key motivating factor in my life.

    You are the best!

  6. I know where to find you and I am checking my finances tomorrow... I am sure I can scrounge up a little dough for a great cause. I just wish you were going to be somewhere else on October 1st... BooHoo! Anyway from what I hear there's an AIDS walk/run 5k in Chicago on October 1st and I was thinking on doing it, does that sound crazy? It does, doesn't it? My HS BFF died from complications due to AIDS so it is a cause close to my heart too. I'm just thinking... WOW! 3 miles and change. I am weak bodied but strong willed. I won't forget to send you a pledge. *M*