Thursday, May 15, 2008

Reading Fee

A couple of times a year I get all full of myself and tell everyone that reads my diary that there is indeed a price to pay for putting up with my nonsense. It is kind of a backwards sales pitch. Today I am asking everyone to mark their calendars for Tuesday, May 27, 2008. You may have noticed the information on the Purple Cow Shake-a-thon that I posted the other day. Well, this is a real easy way to participate and make a big difference. It is simple. On that Tuesday, anytime between 11:00 AM and 9:00 PM, I am asking you to visit one of the Purple Cow restaurant locations in Fort Worth, Dallas, or Plano to eat lunch, dinner, or to just have a shake. Simply tell them that you are there for "lunch for life" and they will donate a portion of your meal to the CNCF. It is that simple. It may sound like it is not that big of deal and it may sound like it is not that important, but it truly is. It is free for you but means a tremendous amount to us and the dollars really do add up. So, if you can, buy lunch, take out your office, or order in. Do whatever you can to get as many people eating lunch or dinner at the Purple Cow as you possibly can.

The other neat thing about this year's Lunch for Life Purple Cow Shake-a-thon is that there is some truly cool stuff that will also be happening. For example, each store has designated a school. In Fort Worth it is Southwest Christian School. In Dallas it is Christ the King Catholic School. In Plano it is Prestonwood Academy. Now, whichever store sells the most milkshakes will win their designated school a brand new computer. So, even if you don't think kids with cancer are important, how can you pass up having a milkshake and a meal to help out a local school. It is a win/win situation. Please buy your office a shake on May 27th, 2008.

For people that visit the Purple Cow restaurant there will also be opportunities to win a brand spanking new Apple iPod. Each store will be giving away prizes and I can tell you first hand that one of those prizes is an Apple iPod Classic and another is an Apple iPod nano. Just think you could be groovin' to your own brand new tunes just for doing what you do every day. Eating lunch or dinner.

Finally, another way you can participate is to sponsor Sydney or one of the other kids for the shake-a-thon. Sydney is collecting donations for each shake that is served at her Purple Cow restaurant on May 27th. Of course she is also accepting flat donations. So, if you can't be there, sponsor her a dime for every shake sold or just pledge a flat $10 or $20. To show you how easy it is you can send your pledges directly to me via email - You don't even have to get up from the computer. Simply tell me how much you pledge for the shake-a-thon and then go to and donate that amount. How easy is that?

Finally, if you want your very own Lunch for Life Purple Cow Shake-a-thon t-shirt please buy one. I just ordered 300 and I certainly don't want to be saddled with all of them. Everybody needs clothes so don't miss out on your opportunity to own this limited edition t-shirt. It is perfect for wearing everyday. If you are a private person and don't want everyone knowing that you support childhood cancer research you can even wear it in the privacy of your own home or while doing work in the backyard. It is the perfect compliment to any body. Trust me, this is a shirt you need and one that I don't need 300 of. They will be $15.00 a piece with over $10.00 going to neuroblastoma research and educational initiatives.

See, I told you this would be fun. Please come by and support us on May 27th, 2008. It really will mean the world. It is the perfect day to take a friend out to dinner, your child's class out for a snack, or your office out to lunch.

Oh, and yeah, it is also Ainsley's birthday! Come and enjoy the party. She, Sydney, and twerp #2 will all be making live appearances all throughout the evening. You just can't beat that. Come have a blast and make a difference.

On May 27th, there will be purpose for all.

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