Saturday, April 10, 2010

Hour 5 Update and Fundraising to help cure Cystic Fibrosis (complete with giveaways)

First my hour 5 update and then information on my CF fundraising and more giveaways.   No mini-challenge this hour - I was trying to get some reading done.  I'll have to take a small break this hour to fix lunch for my household of kids and hubby (hey he got me the cool chair that I am enjoying so I'll do that for him and then get back to reading.

Hour 5:
Title of book(s) read since last update: A Most Improper Magick by Stephanie Burgis

Number of books read since you started: 0
Pages read since last update:
Running total of pages read since you started:
Amount of time spent reading since last update:
50 minutes
Running total of time spent reading since you started:
165 minutes

Time spent blogging: 55 minutes

Time spent visiting blogs: 30 minutes
Mini-challenges completed:
Other participants you’ve visited:
10, but I plan to get back to visiting in next hour.

My giveaways:
Weekend Wondering

Thoughts on book -
It's getting really good now - it's just a cute and fun book with a great plot and a strong heroine and the sisters make great secondary characters.

Favorite quote from this hour:
"Of course I had to come," Lady Fotherington purred.  "How could I stay away from such a gathering?  Especially with so many charming gentlemen among your company?"
Well that proved it wasn't me, at least.  I would never say anything so disgusting, no matter how many spells had been placed upon me.

Now onto my fundraising and giveaways:

donate to my cause

Since I may get a few new readers this weekend I wanted to post again about my participation in the Great Strides Walk that my sister-in-law is organizing locally. I am raising money and holding giveaways for participation either by blogging/tweeting or by donating money.  I will also contribute $0.10 for every comment on my blog this weekend (new posts only) and this runs from 8:00AM on Saturday (EDT) to midnight on Sunday.  So come here and talk to me!

The Great Strides Walk is one of the primary fundraising events for the CF Foundation and I am honored to help raise money for them. As I mentioned previously my 5-year-old nephew has CF so I would love if a cure was found in the very near future. But the good thing about the CF Foundation is even though they are looking for a cure, they are also helping to research things that will improve the quality of life of those with CF.

To look at my beautiful nephew (and since he is five I can still call him beautiful) you would never know that anything was wrong with his health.  This is because there are a lot of treatments out there to help him out.  But a cure still needs to be found, because even though there are treatments, there is still a lot of difficulty with this disease.  My nephew for example usually ends up hospitalized 4 hours away from home on average of one week a year when he gets a bad infection.  He's a real trooper about it, but still it would be great if he never had to do that again!

So onto the point.  I'm fundraising and have had JP O'Donnell who is a wonderful author and a great publisher, Hachette join in with my efforts.

First, what are the prizes?

  • Choose 5 books from a list of books (these may be ARCs, recent books and they may be older books but you can have your choice)  (From me) (1 winner - worldwide)  You can see my list here (though it may change - books will be added and some will be given away with other giveaways - this just gives you an idea of what I have)
  • $20 Amazon GC. Giveaway open worldwide.  (From me) (1 winner - worldwide)
  • Two sets of JP O'Donnell's Gallagher series that is reviewed highly here and on - this is a copy of Fatal Gamble and Deadly Codes for two winners (donated by author J.P. O'Donnell, see his web site here) (2 winners - US/Canada)
  • $25 Gift Certificate to (donated by author J.P. O'Donnell, see his web site here) (1 winner - worldwide)
  • 3 sets of 4 books from Hachette Books - includes: The Unnamed by Joshua Farris, Roses by Leila Meacham, Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith, and Corked by Kathryn Borel - truly something for everyone. (US/Canada only - 3 winners)

How can you enter?  Giveaway entries will be accepted through 4/24.

  • Individual donations would be very welcome. I'm part of my sister-in-law's team, but have my own donation page here.  For every dollar donated you will get 5 entries into these giveaways, just let me know that you donated in the comments of this post (or email me -, you don't have to say the amount - I can figure that out, and a way to contact you if your email is not available in your profile and I will enter you. If you would like to send a check, email me for my address.)
  • Blog about this post for an additional giveaway entry.  Tweeting/Face Book mentions will also get entries - just link up in the comments. 2 entries for each of these, tweeting can be done once per day - just have @cfulcher in the tweet so I see it and can tally it.
  • If you know of anyone that will sponsor or match funds or offer giveaway prizes - I will do all I can to promote them for a donation.  I'm not above using my blog for advertising to help out a child (and lots of children and adults) :)  This is worth 5 entries.
Please help me get the word out about this disease and help the CF Foundation find a cure!

Thanks everyone for your help!


Kailana said...

Fundraising for CF is a wonderful cause!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Look at you! Impressive post accomplishing much and making lunch! Glad to see you are having fun!

Readathon Cheerleader :D

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