Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Sidhe Devils Raid For The Cure

Way to go, Bear!

Blogger Big Bear Butt and his guild Sidhe Devils are doing something really cool that I must share with my readership. (It still humbles me greatly thinking I have a 'readership').

One of their guildies has been diagnosed with Breast Cancer. To show their love and support for their member they are organizing an ingame event.

So today, I turn over HonorsCode to the BigBear:

On their server Kael’thas (US), they are organizing a united cross-faction walk across Azeroth will be held on Saturday, November 14th, starting at 2:00 PM Central Time (Kael’thas-US server time).

Members of both Alliance and Horde factions are invited to attend. Pink Mageweave Shirts will be handed out for all walkers, and all levels of characters will be welcome. If you’d like, bring your own shirt, or even make it a formal affair with your Festive Pink Dress!

The walk across Azeroth will not be a race of individuals, it will be a group march to show Julie our love and support.

We do want to help spread the word, and encourage donations in a cheerful way to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure charity, an organization that promotes information and awareness on early detection and treatment of breast cancer, and that supports funding for treatment and research towards a cure.

The Raffle

To that end, they are holding a raffle. There will be various prizes sponsored by myself and others within the WoW blog community.

The grand prize (if prize it is) will be a guest appearance on the podcast Sidhe Devils Gone Wild, and influence on our talking points for that show.

Entry to the raffle is quite simple. Go to the World of Warcraft Raid for the Cure donation website, a website created by us but administered and maintained by Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and make an online donation, using a valid email address. Once you have received your emailed receipt of donation, just email us a copy of your receipt to tigerlordgm AT yahoo DOT com with the words Raid for the Cure Raffle Entry in the title. That’s it. One entry per person, no minimum donation necessary.

The Raid for the Cure Event Details

The event itself will take place on Saturday, November 14th on the Kael’thas (US) server. The first start time will be at 2:00 PM Central time.

We intend to have two initial teams, one for the Alliance and one for the Horde.

Immediately after the completion of the march, the raffle drawing will be performed offline, and results posted on the blog for all to see.

Take care everyone, and please, please keep Julie in your thoughts and prayers.

And just one more thing. If you have not as of yet done so, I respectfully request that all of the wonderful ladies amongst my readership think about visiting a doctor as soon as you can to be tested for Breast Cancer. Never forget, the earlier Breast Cancer is detected, the better!

Call me selfish if you must, but I’d really prefer not to lose any of you. I treasure each and every one of you.

One last addition; if you would like to donate a prize for the raffle, please contact me at tigerlordgm AT yahoo DOT com, with the words Raffle Prize Donation in the title. And thank you very much in advance for even considering it!

I have so much respect for Sidhe Devils for doing this. This is what guilds are all about.

Breast Cancer has touched my own life through an Aunt. There is a reality that hits you so much more than pink ribbons when someone you love must walk through the trial of the disease. I'm happy to report that my Aunt is in full remission, but it was a very hard road for her to have to travel. I'm not sure I could have handled it with the grace and courage that she did.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure is a fantastic charity and they are doing some great work to help find a cure for this disease. Look, my wife just got her hours cut in half, so I know personally that everyone is struggling right now. Find a way to carve out a couple of dollars to help this fantastic cause.

My personal schedule will not allow me to attend, as I've got a family commitment Saturday afternoon. I so wish I could be there I would be. If you are free on Saturday, November 14th, pop over to Kael'thas and support these guys.


Stephanie Roberts said...

Though it is much more common in women (since they have so much more breast tissue than men), men can get breast cancer too, so men need to get regular checkups and physicals too!

The Renaissance Man said...

I'm glad that BBB has contingencies set up to avoid a "serenity now" incident. One of the big risks you run by setting something like this up is that it tends to bring all the griefers up outta the woodwork.

On a completely unrelated note, Elle, over at Altadin, filled out an interesting healer survey. At the end of the post, she asked for someone to design a similar questionaire for tanks. I put one together at my blog, and would love to get your take on it.