Saturday, October 6, 2012
The V-neck Photoshop Expo fundraiser to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ended Friday night during a "Donation Deadline" edition of the Cblog Radio Show. Check out the final results here.
Total votes/donations: 225 (led by Leeny's fantastic "Paper Doll" photoshop with 31).
Total amount donated: $2,755.72 (led by "Dancing V-neck GIF" with $720.84).
Even taking out the PayPal fees, that leaves $2,610.97 going to the LLS.
On Friday alone more than $1200 was raised, with over $600 of that coming in the 2-hour radio show leading up to the midnight deadline. During that show, @PensKnittngLady's hand knit scarf was won by a very lucky Rags fan. Adam12, who helped get this whole thing started by agreeing to wear the oh-so-stylish v-neck shirt, won a signed Marc-Andre Fleury print. High Heels and Hockey's Stevie Watson called in to award a prize pack to the winner of the photoshop expo. Some other great prizes were given out and a slew of cbloggers called in to mildly embarrass themselves for a good cause.
It was a great way to end an incredible week of fundraising that far exceeded even the wildest expectations of the organizers, Cblog Radio co-hosts YinzerinCt and Adam12. They set out thinking that $400 or $500 would be pretty successful, and ended the week raising nearly that much in the final hour alone. It was simply an unbelievable effort on the part of all those involved. Just goes to show what a few determined jobbers can accomplish when a bunch of greedy NHL owners and players conspire to rob us of our customary October distraction.
Great job, everyone, and by all means, don't stop giving. Charities like the LLS, the Mario Lemieux Foundation, Susan G. Komen For the Cure and countless others deserve our help throughout the year.