After yesterdays post, I spent a lot of time in chat and on the phone with a few people and we decided that the injustice presented would not go unanswered. Here are THREE great ways you can support Cancer Research. More may follow.
First way to slap cancer in the face:
YoYo Community (www.YoYoCommunity.com) is teaming up with some of the industries best vendors to fundraise for the American Cancer Society during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Starting October 3rd, they will begin pre-sales for their first item by Toxic Strings, the Brett Grimes Signature BG-1s, in all PINK! Future fundraising items will be PINK Drop Bears by Ten YoYo, PINK Nessie T-shirts by G Squared YoYos, PINK Packaged Trifecta Bearings by Twisted Stringz, PINK YoYo Community YoYo Holders by Coty Michelle, along with contest prizes donated by King Yo Star YoYo’s to name a few.
You will be able to see how much is being donated on each item in their shop and can follow along with each sale to see how much is being raised. Every Monday they will donate the raised amount for the previous week to the American Cancer Society and will post the transaction on their Facebook page (www.facebook.com/yoyocommunity
) Twitter account (www.twitter.com/yoyocommunity
) and on their website.
Second way you can tell cancer to “COME AT ME BRO”
YoYoJam’s Pink sale
Vera Bell, wife of YoYoJam’s President Dale Bell, is a breast cancer survivor. So every year, we run a special edition yo-yo in her honor and donate 100% of the proceeds to breast cancer research. This year, the special edition is a Hot Pink Classic! We are taking 100 of these to Nationals where they will be available for $10 each. Pick up yours and help us raise $1000 for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
THIRD way you can put Cancer in a Head Lock and SLEEPER HOLD OF JUSTICE
Lastly, I started an auction drive called Operation Green Triangle. Hopefully this will be an annual thing.
Cancer has in some way affected 40% of the global population. Nearly 1 in 2 people have either had cancer, had a close call with cancer, lost a loved one to cancer, or are actively seeking treatment for cancer and the money promised to the American Cancer Society was stolen
Today, with the assistance and council of a few key members in the yo-yo community, I am announcing
Operation Green Triangle – #OGTyoyo for short
The Green Triangle is a core trick in the development of a modern yoyoer. It is difficult to learn, satisfying to master, and has three points.
What I am asking, is for community participation:
Pick an item in your collection. Post it up to ebay with 100% of the auction going to a Cancer Charity, and use the tag #OGTyoyo in the title.
Using eBay Giving Works, you can set an auction to donate 100% of that auction to a specific registered charity of your choice. eBay waves the listing and selling fees and the money goes directly from the buyer to the charity. There is no middle man. Once the funds are transferred, the seller receives shipping instructions for the buyer. This setup is 100% transparent and ensures that all promised auctions funds… 100% of them go directly to the charity. No middle man. No product to anyone but the buyer, no money to anyone but the charity. Period end.
From now until the November 1st, eBay auctions using the tag #OGTyoyo will be captured in a widget on YoYoSkills. Successful sales will be tracked. When you create your auction post a link to it on this thread. I’ll keep an updated list of what was donated and who donated it. The total amount raised will be presented at the end. I will be auctioning off some items from my personal collections for this charity drive. My auctions will be set to automatically transfer 100% of the sale going to one of my chosen charities. My hope is that you will do the same.
Thank you to Jason Week, Paul Escolar, LJ (vega), Caribou Chris, Zammy, Jrod, Louis Alley and all the others who provided input and feedback
Thank you to YoYoJam, Tony Alonzo, Coty Michelle, and Jacob Gross for getting me the info.