Skate For A Cure is an event that raises funds for the Michael Cuccione Laboratory for Childhood Cancer Research at BC Children’s Hospital. As an incentive to fund raise, they offer a few perks:
- if you raise $150, you get to skate at GM Place!
- if you raise $300, you get to skate at GM Place AND get your picture taken with a Vancouver Canuck player!
OMG! I *totally* want to skate at GM Place! And have my picture taken with a Canuck! But, it’s first come, first serve, as space is limited! So I quickly joined Rebecca’s team and sent an email to family & friends saying “please donate to this cause because it’s really important. And so I can meet a Canuck. Space is limited, act now already!!!” I mean, I don’t want to be scooped right?
So, did I ever tell you that my friends rock? Almost instantly, I had raised $445! In fact, I appear to be the very first person to have raised the $300 required to get a pic taken with a Canuck:
I wonder if this means that I get my choice of Canuck?
Anyway. I’m telling you all about this because even though I’ve met my initial goal of $300, that’s just a drop in the bucket for what research costs these days (trust me, I’ve done lab research. It ain’t cheap!), so I encourage you to donate to this really important cause. You can sponsor me here, or you can check out the Bloggers For A Cause team page and sponsor one of the other bloggers to help them reach their goal of getting on the GM Place ice. Or you can join the fun and register to fundraise yourself!
And thanks again to my amazing friends who have sponsored me already. You guys rock my world!
About the Michael Cuccione Foundation:
Michael Cuccione was a pretty incredible kid. He was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma at age 9 and he decided he wanted to make a difference. Which he did by writing songs and producing a CD (appropriatley named “Make A Difference”), which he sold to raise money for childhood cancer research. By the age of eleven, his CD had raised $130,000! Sadly, he passed away at 16 due to respiratory complications, but his dream of finding a cure for childhood cancers lives on through his foundation.