Hi all, the PTB and the man himself said this was OK.
As you are aware from the sticky, one of our esteemed senior members David Simmons has bladder cancer, and has made the choice not to seek treatment. This is his choice and we all respect it. However there are many of us that want to do something to honor Mr. Simmons.
A couple of dopers approached me and suggested that I start a fund to donate money in David’s name for furthering research into bladder cancer. I got permission from the PTB and David. So here we go.
Now oft times this type of fund raiser is done after the person who is being honored has already died. I would rather see this done before David passes, so that he may see the love and esteem we hold him in.
So same deal as last time I did one of these. I will act as the conduit. You may send money to my PayPal account linked to the email I have on this board, or write me for an address to send checks. All money will be accounted for and forwarded on to the charity. If anyone has a better suggestion for a charity, I am all ears.
So dopers, how about forgoing that latte today, or digging under the sofa cushions to see if you can find a few extra coins to contribute for David.
ETA: when the time comes that we can actually send in money, will a PM go out, or should I just monitor this sticky thread? If the latter, my concern is that the announcement will be lost in a sea of “count me in”-style messages.
You can PayPal me the money now. If you don’t have a PP account, drop me an email at the address listed in my profile, or send me an IM and I will happily send you the address.
One favor to ask. If you plan on sending a check, please let me know the amount via e mail or PM so I can keep the running totals correct. Also for all of you, if your e mail addy does not agree with your SDMB screen name, put a note so I can reconcile the two and keep it all straight in my poor 15 watt brain.
Boyo Jim You can send the money PayPal, or write me for an address.