October 10, 2018
October first marked the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Real Men Wear Pink of Maine campaign sponsored by the American Cancer Society. It also marked the beginning of my adventure for fundraising for this cause.
Even though the gallery is sponsoring the Pink Show to support this effort, I wanted to make sure this was a personal endeavor as well as a professional one. With the hope of raising $2500 through my friends and family, I began my facebook campaign.
As most of you know, I don’t stay still once the cold weather takes over, so this “Real Man of Maine” had to bring the Maine Initiative on the road. Sufficed to say, “the road” embraced my cause and then some.
I was immediately blown away by the support my friends and extended family gave by donating. What I wasn’t prepared for was the far-reaching hearts and wallets of so many of the travelers who have touched my life over the years.
Between shared stories in Texas, RV travelers from Connecticut and those near and dear in Maine, my goal of $2500 was reached and surpassed in just a few days. Of course, the effort needs to continue. So now what?
I have decided to set the bar even higher with my new personal goal of $5000.
Tomorrow, Thursday, October 11, is the opening day of The Pink Show on Maine Art Hill, but today is the official Real Men Wear Pink Day. To celebrate, I have decided to match any personal donations made today.
Yup, that is right. It’s time to put my money where my mouth is. Any personal donation made today, October 10, 2018, I will match up to $775 which with your help will bring me to $5000. You all have been so generous, and I need to do my part.
So here we go….
Check out the two links below to PLAY IT PINK.
THE PINK SHOW OPENS TOMORROW…..
Let’s do this thing!