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10/06/2007 11:41:00 PM · #1
We need a breast Pink challenge to show our support.

//www.nbcam.org/index.cfm

Update: OK, we are working on the Pink Challenge to support Breast cancer awareness. Our goal is $2,500.

Update: 21.gif thegrandwazoo has vowed to pose in a pink tutu when we reach the goal. 21_N.gif rex in a pink tutu, too... :-)

btn_donate_LG.gif

Message edited by author 2007-10-12 12:03:56.
10/07/2007 12:46:58 AM · #2
I would be up for trying that

10/07/2007 06:26:08 AM · #3
Breast CANCER Awareness.

Leroy, there are a finite number of moments when your fascination with the female form is truly a GOOD thing... this is one of them.

Hopefully people will take this seriously; maybe there could even be a fund-raiser to coincide? I pledge the first $50 (and we are BROKE this month!!!) Glenda & I attended our local Susan G. Komen 'Race for the Cure' last weekend, and I felt bad that we couldn't contribute then... well, I'm doing it now.

Langdon, I'm calling you out - if we can reach a certain dollar amount (say, $2500?) will you create this challenge? (PM sent @ 6:33 am EST today)

I HEREBY VOLUNTEER TO ACT AS TREASURER, AND GUARANTEE THAT 100% COLLECTED WILL BE DONATED TO THE ORGANIZATION VOTED ON BY THE MAJORITY OF CONTRIBUTORS. (eta - minus paypal fees on a business account, which I will TRY to get paypal to waive / match) Daily totals will be posted, along with making every single document publicly available.

I'll be back in a few minutes with (a)the initial deposit to my paypal account and (b)specific details on where to go, how to pay, etc.

more details to come...

eta - here's the screenshot of my PayPal deposit for $50:
596521.jpg

Message edited by author 2007-10-07 07:39:40.
10/07/2007 07:01:06 AM · #4
LOL - things are so ironic in life... I'm a big believer of 'everything happens for a reason', 'what goes around, comes around', etc.

Glenda & I are personally involved in several volunteer / charitable causes. Many of you even know about the wedding we photographed for a terminally ill cancer patient, or about my new co-worker who is a breast cancer survivor, or even about my own mother whom we nearly lost to lung cancer 3 years ago. Just last night, Glenda said "Maybe we're meant to grow our business with a focus towards charity work"

Yeah, I looked up @ the TV, and "Pay It Forward" is coming on in 10 minutes (DirecTV, channel 245, 7 am...one of my all-time favorites). Yep, I'm taking this further. <edited info - I'm not giving out all my photo ideas just yet; I have to have my own 'original' idea to submit, right?>

Here we go... who's first to donate?!? hehe, wait, I was first! who's second?

Message edited by author 2007-10-07 09:47:54.
10/07/2007 08:00:37 AM · #5
Okay, I've created a clickable link, in the top right corner of my website (says 'DONATE'):

Click DONATE in top right corner of Ross Imagery

I can also create an email 'bill'. Just PM 21.gif rossbilly (me), with your email address & the amount you'd like to donate.

eta - don't forget, this is also to get Langdon to agree to hold this challenge!

Message edited by author 2007-10-25 01:33:07.
10/07/2007 08:45:19 AM · #6
I get "page not found"
10/07/2007 09:32:11 AM · #7
Thank you Kashi.

As it's totally in HTML code, I've only managed to get it to work by putting it into my website. Anyone care to help make it work in the forums?

I also plan to place this in emails / forums / etc., so thanks for the help!

Billy
10/07/2007 12:22:25 PM · #8
What a cool idea, Billy.

Langdon, what say ye?
10/07/2007 12:58:20 PM · #9
Billy, I threw in a donation.
10/07/2007 01:08:08 PM · #10
I put in a donation as well.I think this would be an awesome challenge (my mother is a survivor!).

Message edited by author 2007-10-07 13:08:24.
10/07/2007 02:54:49 PM · #11
Thank you Courtney & Leroy! I have received the payments - we are now @ approximately 3% of our goal!

OK, who's next?!? :)
10/07/2007 07:52:52 PM · #12
Me :) Donation made!
10/07/2007 08:12:47 PM · #13
Originally posted by Katmystiry:

Me :) Donation made!


You changed your name? I was thinking the other day, where has mystopia been? Now I know.
10/07/2007 08:20:25 PM · #14
You sent me a PM and didn't know who I was???? Shame on you! LOL
10/07/2007 08:22:41 PM · #15
Originally posted by Katmystiry:

You sent me a PM and didn't know who I was???? Shame on you! LOL


Ummm, maybe I knew this info that day too and then forgot I knew it... yeah, that's it.
10/07/2007 08:38:37 PM · #16
I gave
e-mail says "This email confirms that you have paid Ross Imagery" Yay!

If more causes took paypal, I would give more to DPC member requests since I sock away a stash each pay period to my account. I would buy more gear...but it's not gear that makes the photographer.
10/07/2007 09:01:21 PM · #17
ok what the hey just sent ya $50, cuts in to my new camera budget but Im getting a smoken deal on a new 40D body from a sweet lady whos mom is a breast cancer survivor, figured this would make a good thank you :)

-dave
10/07/2007 09:25:00 PM · #18
YAAA!!! Thank you, one and all - we have already passed 6%!! Above what I expected for our first day (a slow Sunday at that!)

I can hardly wait to see the responses we get tomorrow!

OH! In case I forgot to mention, there is NO preset amount - its literally a blank spot, and you fill in whatever donation amount you would like. It works with credit cards, international currencies, other PayPal accounts... and Glenda says we give out free hugs to the first 50 contributors - well, if we ever have the pleasure of meeting you ;)

Have a good night everyone!

Message edited by author 2007-10-07 21:25:54.
10/07/2007 09:51:40 PM · #19
Maybe we can talk Langdon into a pink ribbon for the blue?
10/08/2007 06:45:01 AM · #20
Great idea! (ba-da-BUMP) ;)
10/08/2007 07:15:08 AM · #21
Funny thing. I am watching the local news last night and a story comes on about this guy that has breast cancer.

I know this will sound stupid but I never thought men could get this.

Adding the local news link I watched:
//www.myfoxatlanta.com/myfox/

Male Breast Cancer

So it is not only about saving the Ta-Tas

And to add DPC lost a member to this just 2 years ago:
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Message edited by author 2007-10-08 07:19:17.
10/08/2007 09:58:30 AM · #22
You're right James - our local Susan G. Komen event was hosted by a survivor... and is a man.

Thanks for helping to bring more attention!

eta - still waiting to hear from Langdon ;)

Message edited by author 2007-10-08 09:59:09.
10/08/2007 10:06:34 AM · #23
Originally posted by fotomann_forever:

//www.nbcam.org/images/download_nbcam_pink_ribbon.jpg

We need a breast challenge to show our support.

//www.nbcam.org/index.cfm


Oh please no...

The world is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO saturated already with this. How about lung cancer? Colon cancer? Cancers or diseases that affect MORE people than breast cancer?

I've held my tongue on this, but really. Breast cancer IS bad, I've had relatives with it, but still, the ratio of attention to effect is way out of proportion. And that Komen walk is such nonsense too... My sis-in-law did it and they REQUIRE a certain HUGE amount of particpation (like $3800 in donations) just to be able to walk. Let people raise/contribute whatever they can.

Perhaps we just do an PSA (public service announcement) challenge and let people pick their cause.

Message edited by L2 - Changed large image to link.
10/08/2007 05:35:31 PM · #24
Please don't turn this into a political debate. If you don't want to support the cause the keep your mouth shut.

Thank you.
10/08/2007 06:20:58 PM · #25
Originally posted by rex:

Please don't turn this into a political debate. If you don't want to support the cause the keep your mouth shut.

Thank you.


#1. What did I say that was political?

#2. Who peed in your cornflakes today to make you so AGGRESSIVELY HOSTILE to reasoned, dissenting opinion?

#3. Who made you leader of the world?

#4. The post is about the suggestion of a challenge. Last time I checked, this was not a site for only "yes-men" to reply. If I feel there is a reason for not doing it (or in support of it) I have every right to reply.

So...

Please don't turn this into hate-speech. If you don't like discussion, then keep YOUR mouth shut.

Thank you.
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