How many men do we want to have prostate cancer? Zero.
How many men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year? 240, 000. How many will die this year? 30, 000.
I joined Team Zero.
Yep. I’m one of those charity runners. I’ve joined with Team Zero to run the Marine Corps Marathon this year. My coach, Jeff Kline, has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. In an effort to bring more awareness to this issue, he’s become a Zero ambassador and the hard-charging fool has decided to qualify for Boston, then run from Oregon to DC (that’s, like, a bunch of miles), and finish his little jog across the US with the Marine Corps Marathon.
Also, when your coach runs 24 hours on a treadmill, becomes an Ironman, qualifies for Boston, runs across the country, and undergoes treatment for cancer, it really puts the kibosh on whining and excuses.
In an effort to meet my personal goal of raising $1000, I’m offering photography sessions and photos in exchange for donations. The photo stuff only works if you happen to be around the Fort Bragg area, ….however!!!…
If you don’t live in this area or you aren’t photogenic or you don’t want pictures for some reason, you can still donate a photo session and I will donate your session to a nearby soldier and his/her family.
So, see, there’s really no good reason for you to not donate. 🙂
$50= one 1 hour photography session, one photo disc with 15-20 high resolution .jpg’s
$100= one 1.5 hour photography session, two photo discs with 20-35 high res .jpg’s
$150+= one 2 hour photography session, 3 photo discs with up to 50 high res .jpg’s and a large package of M&M’s. …because M&M’s are awesome.
Caveats and Alibi’s:
**I’m not a pro. I don’t make money from taking photos. …not because I’m not good, but because everyone and their brother has a camera and they all call themselves “photographers”. I am good at what I do, I just don’t have an assistant and expensive, unnecessary equipment.
**I don’t use Photoshop. (see above). Your photos will be amazing, lightly edited, will look just like you! but if you show up for pictures with a huge zit, that zit will be in your pictures. What you can do, however, is take the photos I give you and have someone else edit them because…
**Your photos will be your photos. You’ll get a copyright release and there will be no watermarks. Yours, yours, yours.
You can see some of my work and read some of my photography philosophy (that sounds like a song…) by scrolling through this blog and my Flickr pages. If you have questions about the fundraiser or a photo session, please eMail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or submit some info here:
Other fundraising ideas:
a bikini car wash! …the kind where you pay me to not wear a bikini.
strippers in a bounce-house!
a yard sale in which I try to sell a bunch of crap that no one else wants, either!
fried pie eating contest! …the winner gets a free tube of activated charcoal!
I think I’ll stick to the photos. …unless someone can make the bounce-house thing happen.
Cheers, my friends!