My Attempt At A Million Drawings For Cancer Research
Dare to fight cancer with creativity
My daughter and I were brainstorming different ideas as we sometimes do. We came up with the notion that I could raise a million dollars for cancer research by drawing over a million drawings. Isabella's Mom passed away from cervical cancer nearly ten years ago and since that time we have seen improvements in prevention like the HPV vaccine as well as other cancer research breakthroughs like Proton Therapy.
I will render each drawing by hand on a 3 x 5 inch card, signed and numbered. We ask that you send a SASE (self-addressed stamped envelope) with correct postage back to your home. If you live outside the United States you will have to check to see what regular postage costs. You may include a word or a sentence of what you would like the drawing to be inspired by, you may also include a short dedication to be hand written on the art.
With each envelope please include at least one dollar (American) donation to work towards our goal and to help with costs. The majority of donations will go directly to The Cancer Research Institute (see link below), an organization that regularly ranks highest for cancer research charities where the vast majority of donations go to research programs.
My daughter and I will post updates on our progress on this Hubpage, we encourage you to check back often! We hope to turn the drawings around each within 2-6 weeks but we can't guarantee any turn around time. You can check on our progress as I just mentioned on either Hubpages.
(I CANCELED THE PO BOX, READ UPDATE BELOW)
Put us to work, one drawing done, nine hundred ninety nine thousand and nine hundred and ninety nine to go. Our goal is to raise one million dollars for The Cancer Research Institute and as such if we do not raise that amount with a million drawings we plan to create over a million.
If no donation is included we reserve the right to create or not create a piece of art correspondingly, to dispose of the SASE or return the SASE as received. Each drawing is rendered only once and cannot be returned for revisions. If for any reason you are not satisfied with your drawing feel free to donate more than once. But again, no drawings will be returned after initial mailing.
As requests come in we will post updates to our progress here! November 2009
APRIL 23,2010 WELL DESPITE MY BEST INTENTIONS THIS NEVER TOOK OFF AS HOPED! I ONLY MADE A FEW DRAWINGS FOR CLOSE FRIENDS. I WILL STILL TAKE ANY CREATIVE CHARITABLE OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE UTMOST SERIOUSNESS, PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING IN MIND. AS OF TODAY I CANCELED THE RENEWALL ON MY PO BOX. THANK YOU ALL FOR READING, AND YOUR LOVED ONES WITH CANCER WILL BE IN MY PRAYERS TO THE GREAT SPIRIT.
The majority of all donations will go to The Cancer Research Institute. See their high ratings for the majority of donations going directly to research.
Each drawing will be unique
Please Check Out This Hub By Fellow Writer HC Porter Who Advocates Our Million Drawings And Leads Us To Some Other Worthy Causes
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