Anyone remember that goofy Internet game Six Degrees from Kevin Bacon? Well, yeah, it was originally intended to lampoon him and all celebrities and their hangers-on. But good for Kev, for turning it into something useful. He's recently launched a new fundraising networking site called SixDegrees.org that's supporting any charity of your choice with a chance of winning a matching donation from Kevin himself of up to $10,000!
And it didn't take our enterprising D-Community long to catch on. Raising money for the JDRF are:
Carol Cachey, mom of Type 1
Michael McCall, Nashville Scene
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Allison Blass, LemonadeLife & DiabetesTeenTalk
... just to name a few. You can create your own fundraising "badges" to post on your site (which for some exasperating reason I was unable to copy and post here). The six with the highest number of donations by March 31st will each receive the matching donation of up to $10,000. So click away and give, my friends!
Meanwhile, just a heads-up that I've got my own charity thing going this year. I have signed up for the June 10 Tour de Cure Cycling Event in Silicon Valley, CA. I signed on for the 25-mile route originally, since I'm kind of a wimp, but my hard-core-cyclist husband said that was "geriatric." So I'm shooting for the 50-mile deal now -- contingent on everyone staying healthy around here so I can manage to train. Visit my Tour de Cure page here. Lots more about that soon enough :)