I ask you EVERY YEAR because it keeps my beloved son's memory alive.
I do this EVERY YEAR because raising organ donation awareness is so important.
But this year, with the encouragement and support of The New England Organ Bank, I am fundraising with a specific purpose.
It is something tangible I can help provide for hospitals throughout New England while permanently and visibly honoring CJ's memory.
Several hospitals would like to honor organ donors and the selfless gift they gave by creating memorials in highly visible locations. These memorials or "trees of life" are made of copper and metal and will be permanently attached to a wall.
The leaves of the tree can be removed and inscribed with a donor's name and reattached for all to see. It's a very physical way to show how generous our loved ones were in death. The tree represents the life these donors have given to others. It will be a place for donor families to come and reflect on the lives of their loved ones while keeping the idea of organ donation front and center for all to see.
It actually makes me cry to think that long after I'm gone, these memorial trees will stand tall and that CJ's leaf will be part of his legacy. It also makes my mom heart happy to know that anyone can visit CJ's leaf and remember him as the amazing young man that he was.
The Organ Bank approached me and asked if fundraising specifically for these memorial trees is something that I would be interested to do. They know that each and every one of you, have, in the past few years, helped me raise over $25,000 for the Organ Bank and they wondered if I could do that again.
I told them that I KNOW I can because I have amazing people in my world who, year after year, give what they can to help me honor my son's memory.
Every single dollar you donate is tax deductible and goes directly to the Organ Bank and will be earmarked for these memorials.
For every single dollar you give, you will be entered to win amazing prizes...and the list keeps growing.
If you donate $25, you get 25 virtual tickets.
If you donate $50, you get 50 virtual tickets.
If you donate $1, you get 1 virtual ticket.
Basically, you get 1 virtual ticket for every dollar you donate...whatever amount you choose.
All prizes are HUGE and you can win more than one.
This year, all tickets will go into one prize pool and we will draw all winners from this pool. Most of the prizes will be gift cards to be used anywhere by anyone (VISA) as well as sport tickets and vacations.
$1000 VISA GIFT CARD
$500 VISA GIFT CARD
$500 VISA GIFT CARD
$350 VISA GIFT CARD
$100 VISA GIFT CARD
$100 VISA GIFT CARD
$100 AMERICAN EXPRESS GIFT CARD
$100 AMAZON GIFT CARD
$100 APPLE STORE GIFT CARD
$30 ITUNES GIFT CARD
$25 GAMESTOP GIFT CARD
PEAK'S ISLAND, MAINE GETAWAY
VERA BRADLEY 3 PIECE SET
2 RED SOX TICKETS
2 MORE RED SOX TICKETS
AND EVEN 4 MORE RED SOX TICKETS!!!
I will add prizes to the list as they arrive. (Check back often) You will be entered to win them all.
It's that easy. Make a tax deductible donation and be entered to win big ticket items.
Upon CJ's death, we chose to donate his organs. Although it was a heart wrenching decision, it was the ONLY decision we could make. CJ believed wholeheartedly in organ donation. He was there when his grandfather (my dad) received his new heart almost 11 years ago. We know that he would have wanted us to help others even as we said goodbye to the light of our lives. Having just recently donated my kidney, I feel even more driven to continue to help The New England Organ Bank in anyway that I can.
By making a donation on this site, you are helping the New England Organ Bank continue the good work that they do...and potentially winning a HUGE PRIZE. Your generosity truly can pay off. It's just that simple. I absolutely believe it's a win/win for all.
If you are not comfortable with donating online, you can mail me a check made out to the New England Organ Bank.
Checks can be sent to:
83 Orchard St
Auburn, ME 04210
No matter how you donate (online or snail mail) or what amount you give (even $1 helps) you will be immediately entered to win prizes. When donating online, please include your email address (if you have one) so I can contact you if you're a winner. Having your email will help me notify you quickly after April 22nd.
Tickets will be drawn at the end of the blood drive we hold each year in CJ's honor and winners will be notified by me.
Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate!
And remember....YOUR DONATION IS TAX DEDUCTIBLE. Once you have donated, a receipt will follow via email. This receipt can be printed for tax purposes.
Organ donation is truly the most selfless gift you can give.
Why not donate what you can't take with you?
Any questions? Email me! :)
Thank you for visiting my fundraising page.
Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts.
Many thanks for your support.