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I’m not sure how I do this but I have this ability to draw in the most unusual circumstances to my life at time.
I met so many wonderful and inspiring people at The Chef’s Challenge for the Cure. One person in particular stood out for an unusual reason. A of participants from another team approached me very late in the program of the event and asked if I would talk to my dear friend Mark McEwan about a guest in the audience.
This guest wanted to have Gordon Ramsey cut his very long hair right on stage that night in honour of a dear friend that had passed away of cancer. It was a heck of a request to throw in to a food event that was now over time by over an hour. All I could do was try. I have this philosophy that all you can do is ask and the worst that can happen is the answer is no.
I spoke to the event organizer and then I went and spoke to Gordon Ramsey directly. Due to many factors they were not able to put this gentleman’s request into the evenings activities that night. I wanted him to know I had tried my best for him and I wanted to hear his story which I will now share with you now.
Today’s GIVE is in honour of Clare who passed away in 2007 of cancer. This is her voice shining threw her dear friend Chris Collins, whom I had the honour of meeting at the event. I am thrilled Chris decided to share Clare’s Story and I encourage you to do the same.
If we all do something to GIVE, whether it’s every day or every month or just once a year, the world will be a better place. We will inspire each other with our stories and will GIVE more, we will be more generous with our time, our money and our compassion. Thank you Chris for giving Clare a voice today.
Social Media is an amazing tool!
Today I sat in my living room and in no time at all I was able to GIVE to 12 different organizations around the world in jut a few clicks. The wonderful world of online sponsorship. A business will make a donation to a ‘not for profit organization’ each time a person clicks on a special link.
I didn’t have to sign up.
I didn’t have to give my email address.
I didn’t even have to go to the sponsor’s website.
This is something we could all do every day. I am offering you a GIVE you could do every day for 365days. You can even keep track of the impact you make each time you click a donation.
GIVE 17 / Day 17
Today I was so exhausted from working a 17 hour day on my feet all day I just couldn’t do anything to GIVE that would take much energy. Going any further than my big leather armchair with laptop in hand while my son was napping was the best I could do. I also wanted to find a way to GIVE that wouldn’t cost me any money.( I am saving money to fly to Toronto for the Chef Challenge in which I am participating to raise money for women’s cancers.)
An organization got my attention, CARE2, a site worth spending some time on every day.
In 10 seconds I was able to help support, children, rainforests, big cats, breast cancer, pets, seals, oceans, primates, global warming, stop violence against women and wolves. Also included is a featured Daily Action – in this case a petition to bring awareness to a Hand Washing Campaign called IWASH by Unicef in Uganda.
Not only did I CLICK to GIVE but they also tell you the immediate impact you have made by clicking. If you choose to go to the site everyday, or weekly, you can track your continuing impact by signing up to the site.
One click saved 7.4 sq. ft. of rainforest today.
Two clicks protected 100 sq. ft. of ocean today.
Three clicks offset your computer’s energy use today.
As the clicks continue so does the impact continue and thereby creating an even greater impact to our world !
I really did change a part of the world today !
I love this site ! I plan to visit it with my morning coffee every day.
Time Commitment: 30 seconds
Impact: Track-able every day!
I have just had to take a deep breath to do something that I find very difficult to do for today’s GIVE.
I am finding myself doing more things which are out of my comfort zone by doing 365give. A challenge but a great way to get beyond your fear. Not only do I put my personal life out into the world for everyone to read, but I am doing the one thing I fear most……. Asking for help and money from other people.
I have registered for an event that is taking place in Toronto in just a few weeks. The event is called The Chef’s Challenge with celebrity guest Chef Gordon Ramsey. I was inspired by this event because I thought it would be a great opportunity to create awareness for 365give and a great way to give support to women. This event is supporting the education and research for women’s cancers through Mount Sinai Hospital.
It taps into one of my passions to GIVE and I am a foodie at heart. I love to cook and I love great food. You have likely seen the magazines with the really pretty food shots. That’s what I like to create. Beautiful food.
For many years I had a great opportunity to work with the best chef’s in Toronto through a charity event I produced called Toronto Taste which raises money for Second Harvest. My passion for food grew because of this event The Chef’s Challenge is the perfect recipe for all of my talents. Fundraising, food and giving back.
If you are inspired by this post, I need your help. I have to raise a minimum of $2500 to actually participate on the main stage of this event with Gordon Ramsey and all the other great chef’s. My fundraising goal is much greater than this of course. As I am going to go all the way to Toronto I want to make a really big impact by doing more. I am including the link to my profile for more details and if you can support me I would very much appreciate it.
Talk about getting over your fears, now I am asking for help from perfect strangers!