Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Fundraiser for My Dad's Nursing Home

November 12, 2009



Thanks to your clicks, the nonprofit nursing home that cares for my father will receive approximately $50,000 in corporate donations!  And just to clarify, my stepmother does NOT KEEP THE CAR!  This fundraiser was a method of advertising by Cadillac, but no, they are not giving away the cars!  She just got to use it for a week and write about it. 



November 4, 2009

My dad has a debilitating illness called Multiple System Atrophy.  It is a terrible illness.  In a very short period of time, he has gone from being the picture of health to a person who cannot manage basic functions of life.  Sadly, he can no longer be cared for at home.  He now resides in a skilled nursing center called The Pines of Sarasota, located in Sarasota, Florida.

The Pines gives very high quality care, but that care is expensive.  The Pines continues to care for people even after they have exhausted their resources.  It is also a nonprofit, and so it depends on private fundraising efforts to make up the difference between what people can pay and what they give. 

My dad's wife, Marjorie, has a great opportunity to raise money for The Pines, but it depends on her getting clicks on an internet site.  Cadillac has agreed to let her use a brand new Cadillac SRX for a week.  She must write about the car on a blog, and the company will donate money based on how many clicks her blog receives.  Can you help with this fundraising effort by clicking on her site, HERE

Please read her story, below, then click on the link she gives.  Please click often in the next few days!  You will be treated to photos of Marjorie's life as she and her dog, Bentley, enjoy the SRX!  If you're lucky, you may even be treated to photos of my beautiful sister Nicole and her baby, as well! 


2010 Cadillac SRX



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this week!!!

Here is a photo of my Dad and Marjorie, taken about three years ago, before this illness struck.  He and Marjorie love their dogs.  The white dog in this photo is named Bentley, and he's still an inseparable companion.  Bentley can't live with my Dad at the Pines, but he visits often, and he rides in the car with Marjorie.  For this fundraiser, Marjorie is planning to write about her adventures in the SRX with Bentley along for the ride! 

m bill and dogs

Marjorie writes: 

Hello All,

I have been given use of a 2010 Cadillac SRX for a week. The only “string” attached is that I blog about the SRX and my activities using it each day. I’m competing with seven other women in this region of Florida. Whoever gets the most clicks on their blog will win all the proceeds to benefit their charity.

I hope that you’ll find my blog to be interesting and that you’ll click on it frequently throughout the next few days to see what I’m up to, and to help me win the funds for my charity!

The charity I’ve chosen is The Pines of Sarasota. There is a very personal story behind my choice of The Pines.

My husband, Bill, has a catastrophic illness. After more than a year of home care, he now lives at The Pines.  The Pines is a 61-year-old not for profit nursing center. It is home to several hundred folks who need rehabilitation and skilled nursing care. I have recently been elected to the corporate board of the Pines. I am donating (with your help) 100% of the charitable donation to them.

Our family can vouch for the top quality and compassionate care provided to all Pines residents regardless of ability to pay, including residents who have outlived their financial resources.

There are several matching donors.  Thus, a lot is “riding” on your taking the time to see where the SRX and I are and what we are doing. Please, click often on the link 

The more clicks, the more chance we have of winning the competition and helping The Pines! 

Thank you in advance for your support!

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