Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Squidoo

Squidoo (an online group that raises tons of money for charities) is giving $80,000 to the charities of your choice. Basically, anyone who wants to participate can vote for one charity (from a list of about 50...don't vote more than once or all your votes will be deleted)...Squidoo will donate $2/vote. You don't even have to sign up for anything!

There are two charities on the list that we are very passionate about: The March of Dimes (currently having received 18.2% of the votes) and The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (currently having received 1.8% of the votes). Feel free to CLICK HERE and vote for any charity you believe could use $2...OR, choose one of the two charities I mentioned above! You have until October 15 to vote!

Let us know if you participate, and which organization got your vote (even if it's not one of our favorites, it's all good!)!

Thanks!

Nate

120 comments:

MilePost13 said...

I voted for the LLS, since they were way behind the MoD!

Nate

Christy said...

I voted for the LLS also. What a great idea and how generous!!!!!!!!!!

THE LYONS FAMILY! said...

I voted for March of Dimes being a preemie Mom. Thanks for the post! I'm going to go post it on my Blog now too.

Dawn McKinstry said...

I voted for the Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation since cancer has had a big impact on my family.

Carina said...

As my dad died of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma at the age of 54 and my cousin died of AML at the age of nine, my vote was obviously for the LLS!

Jen said...

I voted for MOD.

Briana said...

I voted for March of Dimes.

bethany said...

I voted for the LLS, as one of my good friends from college died from lymphoma in her early 20s.

Stacy said...

I voted for the March of Dimes because my little brother was a preemie and never would have made it without them.

Jennifer said...

I voted for MOD. Being the mom of triplet boys who is familiar with preemies they were my preference. If not for all of their hard work I might not have 3 PERFECTLY HEALTHY 2 1/2 year old running around my house.

http://thelawrencetriplets.blogspot.com/

Jennifer

Kimberly said...

LLS and also put a post on my own blog - not that many will see it, but every 1 helps!

Sarah said...

I voted for March of Dimes. My son was just 4 weeks early, but the NICU team was in there for his delivery. But I have friends who have had preemies too.

nbg said...

I voted for the Preeclampsia Foundation (society? can't remember). I had Preeclampsia with both of my kids and my son was born 4 weeks early as a result. I've known a few women who had to deliver up to 8 weeks early due to this condition. It's scary and there's certainly not enough research as to what causes it. Thanks for sharing this with us!!!!

Elisha said...

I voted for March of Dimes... A great idea although I wish that there had been a few charities for other things as well...CF , MS , ALS.Thanks for sharing the link with us .

Judy said...

I voted for LLS..

Jennifer Burgett said...

March of Dimes got my vote!

LN said...

I voted for LLS. My SO is battling Non-Hodgkins, B-cell Lymphoma; he underwent CHOP+R followed by radiation tx in 2007. He's one-year cancer free at this point....also posted it on my blog

Kim said...

I voted for LLS, having been helped by them recently while battling Leukemia myself.

Thanks for pssting this great cause!

Judy said...

another reason for LLS...Libby is 4 and has leukemia http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/libbyjamison

All Things BD said...

I voted for the Salvation Army. Thanks for sharing this!

Melody said...

I voted for March of Dimes.

Jennifer said...

I voted for LLS!

Carol said...

I voted for the LLS--in honor of Tricia. I probably would have selfish and voted for a breast cancer organization if I had seen one since I am proud to be a 7 month survivor right now!

Jennifer said...

Polly Klass Foundation got my vote. I was going to go with Cancer Research, but I saw Polly's name and changed it.

megasam said...

I voted for the LLS because my cousin died from AML and my grandma just fought lymphoma.

Farrah said...

I voted for Save the Children..

JustaMom said...

I voted LLS in memory of my cousin!

wblmom said...

I voted for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, mostly because my father-in-law was just diagnose with Mantel Cell Lymphoma stage B and his in not curable.
Thanks for sharing this with us!

Hilliard said...

I voted for Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund since my 11 yr. old nephew has it.

ZazFamily said...

voted for leukemia and lymphoma. we did the light the night walk last weekend at angels stadium of anaheim for leukemia and lymphoma, in memory of my mom, and your brother in law.

richard and family

The Nanny said...

LLS :-)

Tamara said...

I voted for Hope for Haiti because of the Real Hope For Haiti Rescue Center in Cazale, Haiti. Thanks for sharing this info!

Hope said...

I voted for March of Dimes. I will say I was disappointed that the Childhood Cancer Association wasn't on the list. I am a Neuroblastoma stage IV survivor and the treatments I had effect my children. With that being said, March of Dimes is another one that hits close to home. Thank you for spreading the word on this:)You're very sweet.

Cody Turner said...

I voted but I voted for the JDRF as I am a type 1 diabetic.

Bates Fam said...

I voted for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in honor of my dad fighting Mantle Cell Lymphoma right now.
Thanks for bringing this opportunity to our attention!!

Mercy's Maid said...

Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I blogged about it too. What a great thing!

I voted for Blood: Water Mission. They dig wells in Africa so people can have clean water.

LittleD said...

March of Dimes here

Amy said...

I voted for the LLS as my hubby is fighting leukemia!

emleonard11 said...

So many deserving organizations. But, since our family was hit with both leukemia (3 year old great-neice) and lymphoma (my 84 year old mother) in 2007 the choice was easy for me.

Brianne said...

MoD was my choice... anything to help babies is an awesome thing, in my opinion! <3

Shawna Barlette said...

March of Dimes. They paid my entire hospital bill in 1973 when my daughter was born prematurely, and I had no job or income. I remember crying in the finance office, and the lady reached her hand over the counter to hold my hand, and told me about March of Dimes. The only thing they asked of me was $10 a month for 10 months. $100 for a $100,000 bill. I've spent the rest of my life trying to pay them back with donations and participation in their events. Great, great organization.

Karen said...

my vote was for the march of Dimes
i have a child with special needs.
i wish they had the Ronald Mcdonald house on there thats a great place i have spent 2 moths there while my baby was in the hospial.

JW said...

Thanks for posting! Voted for the LLS, now up to 2.7% of votes.

colleen4 said...

I voted for Cancer Research and Prevention as my Mom is fighting breast cancer.

Thanks for sharing the link!

Jack said...

I voted for the LLS, my dad passed away from Non Hodgkins 7 years ago and we are passionate about raising money. Thanks for sharing!

Tonia said...

I voted for LLS.

Erika said...

I voted for LLS! Thanks for sharing this awesome opportunity!

MaryBeth said...

Thanks for the heads up. As a mom of 3 premies I placed my vote for MOD. Many of my triplet mom friends benefited greatly from MOD so I know the money is doing good things.

Autumn Days said...

I voted for LLS. I am headed to a fundraiser for them this weekend.

Alice said...

I voted for Room to Read which helps children in Vietnam. My dad is a Vietnam Vet and I went back with him about 4 years ago and I saw the terrible poverty and effects of the war. As a teacher, education is a big issue with me. I also figured that lots of people would go with big name things and I wanted something smaller to get some money too :)

Cynthia Jill Photography said...

Thanks for that link Nate! I voted for the LLS for Tricia, for my friends baby girl with Leukemia and two of my friends fathers. Now I am gonna go eamil the link to everyone in my address book lol

Frugal Vet Tech said...

I went for Soldier's Angels. I'm from a military family and have many friends and family members in the military.

Thanks for sharing the link.

Cara said...

I voted for Soldiers' Angels, since my hubby is deployed. :) Thanks for sharing!

barb said...

lymphoma - my good friend kris is a survivor.

~casey~ said...

March of Dimes!

bome62 said...

I voted for the Cancer Research & Prvention. I know several with this awful disease & i have a daughter who had Hodgkins Disease.
Praying in Missouri
Bonnie

bome62 said...

I voted for the Cancer Research & Prvention. I know several with this awful disease & i have a daughter who had Hodgkins Disease.
Praying in Missouri
Bonnie

EMG said...

I voted for March of Dimes.

Brenda said...

I voted for LLS, since my mom died from Lymphoma, and my step sister had it also.

Amy E. said...

Done..voted for March of Dimes!
Very cool thing they are doing.

~j~ said...

I voted for LLS!!

Stacemoe said...

Thanks for letting us know....I voted for LLS....my dad died from Hodgkins Disease when I was 11....Hope Tricia is feeling better!!!

Gayle said...

I voted for March of Dimes.

maranatha said...

I voted for LLS because I follow the Caringbridge sites of several children who have leukemia. Their stories are amazing.

Jenene said...

I voted for the Genocide Intervention Network.

BS said...

I voted for the March of Dimes because I had two preemies (who are now both in their 30's) I could have used their assistance back then.

Lizze said...

I just voted! With two preemies of my own there really was only one way for my heart to go. :)

Dawn said...

I voted for March of Dimes. Being a NICU RN, that seemed like the only real choice! :)

UNC NICU RN

Emily said...

I voted for LLS in honor of sweet Tricia! I hope they get a ton of votes!!

Kristina said...

There were so many to choose from, but being a L&D nurse I chose March of Dimes.

Nascar88_20 said...

I voted for LLS - I started donating to them after meeting my first "internet cancer kid", Ally Scott.

Chrissy said...

March of Dimes

Ornberg Clan said...

I voted for LLS since I am a Bone Marrow Transplant nurse.

Amandakt said...

I voted for LLS, in honor of my grandmother.

LorrieC said...

March of Dimes

Marty said...

I voted for March of Dimes.

Kathryn said...

MOD here

Turtle and Froggie's Mom said...

I voted for LLS!! You guys are AWESOME!!!

Monkey's Mommy said...

As an Occupational Therapist for Early Intervention I had to go and vote for March of Dimes :)

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Sara said...

thanks for the comment on my blog. i guess the googling does pay off ;-)

i voted for march of dimes, due to my daughters health issues and what an amazing source of support and guidance they are.

Hopesrising said...

LLS since I already donate for the MoD Walk this year.

Susan said...

I voted for LLS - great organization. First husband had Hodgkins Disease - died as a result of an infection body couldn't fight off - years after he had been in remission.
Susan

Jen said...

March of Dimes got my vote! I'm a mom to almost 7 year old twin girls who are former 26 weekers! If not for the March of Dimes my daughters may not have survived their many long weeks in the NICU.

Amanda said...

I voted for the March of Dimes, but Rabbit Rescue was a close second (kidding).

Robin said...

I voted for March of Dimes! Great Organization. Know them first hand with 2 granddaughters-25wks,4 days and 1 grandson, 32wks and w/the help of research, 39 week full term grandson. We've been walking and raising $ in support since 2003

Farm Girl in MD said...

March of Dimes.

What a great and generous idea!

This will definitely go on my blog as well!!

LT

TheRagan3 said...

being the parent of a preemie myself I had to vote for MOD!
This is a great website! I posted it on my blog too!

Jane-Jane said...

i voted for march of dimes... i have walked many walks for them over the years, starting around 10 years old.
my dear friends have triplets that are 4 and VERY healthy, thanks to the MoD. my stories go on and on...
thanks for sharing this with us!

i'm gonna get Jack to vote in the am. i'm thinking he will vote for the LLS.

The Beaver Bunch said...

March of Dimes

Nancy said...

As a mother of a preemie, MoD gets my vote! Thanks for the post. I'm headed to post on my blog now!

M said...

I voted for LLS...I will pass this website on!

Stefanie said...

I voted for A day of hope.

Thanks for posting about this!!

Dennis said...

So many to choose from and only one vote :(

I voted for March of Dimes as well for my two pumpkins(one born 5 weeks early and the other 3 months early).

Thanks for sharing this with us!
Jodi

Stacy said...

I voted for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, since the condition affects several people in my family.

Anne Fischer said...

I voted for LLS since they were the underdog to March of Dimes. I am also glad to hear that Tricia is feeling better. I pray for you all and check out your blog daily.

cmsobx said...

I voted for Donors Choose. Great organization that coordinates donations between teachers/students and donors.

Rebecca said...

Elisabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

Donna said...

LLS

kidsworld said...

I've supported LLS in honor of Tric and my sister-in-law newly diagnosed with AML.

refreshing in ohio

Carey said...

I voted for March of Dimes.

Katherine said...

Just wanted to let you know there is a Petition for Preemies on the March of Dimes website. The petition outlines for key actions to reduce the number of preterm births in the United States.

I believe all the petition does is show your support for the cause of reducing premature births. I thought maybe you and your blog readers would be interested in checking it out.

The address is: www.marchofdimes.com/petition


Also, I'm voting for March of Dimes because my niece was a preemie.

chrisser56 said...

I voted for MoD. I am a Mom of triplets born at 31 weeks so it is a charity that is very important to our family. Thanks for passing along this website!

chrisser56 said...

I voted for MoD. I am a Mom of triplets born at 31 weeks so it is a charity that is very important to our family. Thanks for passing along this website!

Stephanie, Phil, Kayla, Logan & Alex said...

I voted for the LLS. As of 8:41 there was already over 22,000 votes. They'll hit hte 40,000 vote mark soon.

Fran's Kitchen said...

LLS!

Jenn said...

I voted for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society also since they were way behind the March of Dimes. Thanks for sharing this opportunity!

Jan Davis said...

Jan D voted LLS. Thanks too for the blog you do. I check everyday to see how you are.

Yamma Mamma said...

March of Dimes got my vote. Thanks for making me aware of this!

Rebecca said...

LLS also. happy to help :)

Christina said...

I can't find where you click/donate on squidoo? Is there a direct link? Thank you!

Karen said...

I voted for LLS.

Amy said...

I voted for the March of Dimes since I am a Peds/NICU nurse. I am going to post this on my blog as well! Thanks and Happy RE-BIRTHDAY Tricia!!!!! God is great!

Amy

engrmom said...

I voted for the March of Dimes in honor of my nine beautiful healthy children.

Shelley said...

I voted for the Juvenile Diabetes Research as my 10-year-old niece was just diagnosed with JD

WendyCarole said...

I voted for LLS as my dad died from Leukemia

Devan said...

Voted for the LLS - we walk here in Louisville KY on Saturday (10/4) and help to "Light the Night"! Can't wait - my kiddos love it and my son has "walked" every year of his life, 2004 to present. What a great idea - I forwarded the link on to everyone I know!

Natasha said...

Never left a comment here before, but I have been following your story and wanted to let you know that I voted too :) I voted for MOD (my little girl was born 12 weeks early).

Thanks for the link! I'll post it on my blog too :)

Amy said...

I voted for the leukemia and lymphoma association. Non-hodgekins lymphoma runs very heavily in my husbands family and this is a charity that's very dear to our hearts.

Catherine said...

I voted for the ASPCA. I <3 animals.