Rik's Ramblings

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

GMail Invites -- Just give $30 to Charity

OK, Here's what I want you to do

  1. Read the following extract from JW House
  2. Go to JustGive.org

  3. Donate (at least) $30 to JW's charity
  4. Remember to check the Send Email Address option, or I won't know where to send the GMail invite!
  5. In the Gift Option box type Geert Tell Rik Sagar to send me the GMail invite
  6. Send your donation
  7. Go to JW House to convince yourself this is not a scam and I'm not just phishing
  8. Do good and feel good!

JWKAt the age of 14, JW Knapen had a normal life - he was a freshman in high school, played the bongos for the choir, enjoyed drawing and sculpting, and was the loving big brother and oldest son of a close-knit Belgian family. But over Thanksgiving break in 2002, JW began to have seizures and was quickly diagnosed with three different brain tumors. Over the last two years, 16-year-old JW Knapen has shown courage and grace in his grueling fight against brain cancer, enduring surgery, radiation and chemotherapy treatments.

In April 2004, when a virulent, inoperable new brain tumor was discovered, JW decided to focus on how he might help others with medical struggles of their own. He decided to build a house near Kaiser Hospital, in Santa Clara, California where families can stay with their loved ones during long hospitalizations. He wants this house to be a place for brothers and sisters to talk quietly; a place for moms and dads and grandparents to be able to eat together; a place to talk with other families that are facing similar challenges — a place that feels like a “home away from home”.

With the help of his oncologist and friend, Dr. Alan Wong, JW’s dream is becoming a reality. JW’s generous spirit and determination to make a better future for other families touched by illness is inspirational and humbling. We would like to invite you to join in building the JW House.

Please consider making a donation to the JW House today. Together we can make JW's dream come true.

So what are you waiting for. Go donate. I'll be giving away my GMail invites until they run out. Remember, it's tax deductable, so really, it's only costing you about $15! Do it fast before they run out ... and don't whine if you end-up giving $30 to charity and don't get an invite just coz you were too slow. NO GUARANTEES.

Disclaimer: I am in no way linked with JustGive or JW House Fund. JW is the son of a coworker.


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