Resident Star Wars expert and resident Cheesesteak expert Chris Scott of Vagary.TV is, for the third year in a row, doing a marathon. He is seeking donations from his family and friends to help the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. With his permission, I have posted his email in its entirety.
Dear Friends and Family,
I have a secret to tell you, I’m on a mission to save kids and I need your wallets. No, seriously your wallets can help them.
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia treats thousands of children each year, regardless of their family’s ability to pay. These kids are facing scary stuff like cancer, cystic fibrosis, injuries from accidents and life-sized mascots with people in them, to name just a few. Five years ago they treated my daughter Lea for pyloric stenosis, a rare stomach issue amongst girls that was causing her to lose weight, rather than gain it. She’s still afraid of mascots though.
On Oct. 20th, 2012, for a third straight year, I’ll attempt to play video games for 24 hours straight and it’s my sincere hope that you’ll find it in your heart to send me your wallets (filled with money) and a pizza to support the cause. A monthly pledge or one-time gift, like your wallet (filled with money), will go a long way towards helping the kids at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Also, your donation (not the pizza you are going to send) is tax-deductible.
Last year, Extra Life raised more than 1.2 million dollars to save kids, but in 2012 our goals, just like the needs of the kids we serve, are much, much higher.
I can’t do this without your money. I mean, I could but then it would just be another Saturday. And you don’t even need to bring me the money, as donating online is safer and easier than walking through North Philly after dark. To make an online donation just click the “Support Me” link at the bottom of this e-mail and follow the directions for how to create a rocket.
Remember this is all about the kids so don’t be cheap, open your wallet (or just give it to me) and donate something to make the little thermometer go up.
Note: pizza is entirely optional but greatly appreciated.
Click here to help resident Star Wars expert Chris Scott in his efforts to raise money for the best darn children’s hospital in Philadelphia.