This is Ellie, the little girl who has inspired my company’s fall fundraiser.
Ellie is nine years old and has autism. Her family loves her very much, but struggles every day to create a safe and happy environment for her.
Ellie currently goes to a wonderful school for autistic children, but the summers remain a struggle. Last summer, Ellie had the opportunity to spend two weeks at Camp Ramapo for Children, a beautiful facility in upstate New York for children with special needs. Ellie’s parents were initially worried about how she would do away from home, but she took to it like a fish to water!
Our charity event “Ellie’s 555 Superhero Challenge” will help fund Ellie’s visit to Camp Ramapo next summer. Five superhero teams from GDS International will scale five of NYC’s most iconic landmarks on December 9, 2015. Please help support Ellie and my team, Team Superman, by donating today!
Thanks so much from The Sticky Egg!
Posted in Business, charity, Children, Family, Friends, Health
Tagged autism, Business, Camp Ramapo, charity, children, donation, family, Health, New York, special needs, superhero, Superman
It started out as a joke between my friend Wendy and her husband.
“You’d have to pay me $10,000 to go see the Entourage movie.”
Wendy had the gumption to turn the joke into a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for CureSearch, which supports research for pediatric cancers.
One short week later, thanks to the generosity of friends and family and countless others who only know Wendy’s story through word of mouth, articles and blogs like mine, ‘the joke’ has now raised over $30,000.
Wendy is closing the GoFundMe page and, as promised, is going to:
- See the Entourage movie not once, not twice, but four times
- Wear ‘Drama Mama’ pajamas to the theater
- Drink her favorite beverage from a specially-designed Turtle cup
And donors that contributed funds at the higher levels get to come along to the theater and witness Wendy’s exquisite agony.
Thank you for your donations. And enjoy the show!
Posted in Comedy, Entertainment, Health, Humor, Movies
Tagged blog, cancer, charity, comedy, CureSearch, donation, entertainment, entourage, generosity, GoFundMe, Health, Humor, joke, Movies, pediatric cancer
Since my post last night, my friend Wendy Molyneux (who also happens to be a writer for Bob’s Burgers) has, as of 3pm ET today, raised almost $8,800 for CureSearch.
Because she hates Entourage and really does not want to see the movie. And hates pediatric cancers even more.
To up the ante, she has promised to wear this lovely ‘drama mama’ pajama ensemble to the theater if she raises her goal of $10,000 by midnight tonight PT. She’ll also likely tweet her agony to the masses, and that will be hilarious.
So give if you can. We both appreciate it.
Update to the update:
We did it! Wendy has already well-surpassed her $10,000 goal! But she is giving you new reasons to give (besides the obvious to help fight cancer). Here is her latest post:
Well, this has not worked out very well. Thanks to all of the terrible people I know and a bunch of awful strangers I’ve NEVER EVEN MET WHO CARE ABOUT CHILDREN’S CANCER, I’ve reached 10K in one day. If this madness continues, I am going to have to drink movie soda out of a Turtle sipper my effing sister made (if this hits 15K), AND if for some reason this goes on all the way to 20K I am going to have to see this movie twice. TWICE. This is a mess. All I know is this nightmare will end on June 3rd when Entourage premieres and the world as we know it ends. Screw all of you and your goddamned BIG HEARTS. You are the worst.
Told you she was hilarious.
Posted in charity, Comedy, Family, Health, Humor, Love, Movies, Television
Tagged Bob's Burgers, cancer, charity, comedy, CureSearch, donation, drama, drama mama, entourage, family, Health, Humor, life, love, Movies, pajamas, pediatric cancers, Television, tweet, Wendy Molyneux, writer
I never watched Entourage.
Much like Lost, Mad Men and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, I just didn’t get around to it.
Yet after each season was over, I survived without them.
And I felt stronger. Better. Faster.
My friend Wendy Molyneux, who happens to be a writer for the very watchable and Emmy-winning Bob’s Burgers, not only didn’t watch Entourage, she hated it. With a singular passion.
In fact, the only way she will watch the new Entourage movie is if she can raise $10,000 to donate to CureSearch. Because she hates pediatric cancers even more than she hates Entourage.
Me, I hate every kind of cancer. And I want to help Wendy raise the money as quickly as possible. Plus, I kinda love the idea of her sitting through this film. She’ll probably tweet her agony to the masses, and that will be hilarious.
So give if you can. We both appreciate it.
Posted in charity, Comedy, Friends, Humor, Internet, Life, Movies
Tagged Bob's Burgers, cancer, charity, comedy, cure, CureSearch, donation, Emmy Awards, entertainment, entourage, film, friends, Humor, Internet, Lost, Mad Men, Movies, pediatric cancers, singular passion, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, tweet, Wendy Molyneux
Executive Producer Rob Burnett tweeted that it was merely “show business.”
More like a missed opportunity.
The day after the emotional final episode of The Late Show with David Letterman, crews reportedly quickly dismantled the legendary set, throwing much of it into dumpsters.
While I’m sure Letterman and his team took what they wanted before the demolition, think of the monies that could have been raised — for charity, no less — by letting the general public purchase a piece of the show’s 33-year history.
I can’t believe I am the only one to think of that.
That charitable contribution would have been yet another exclamation point in Letterman’s legacy.
Posted in Celebrities, charity, Comedy, Entertainment, History, Humor, Internet, News, newspaper, Television
Tagged charitable contribution, charity, comedy, David Letterman, demolition, dumpsters, entertainment, final episode, hindsight, history, Humor, Internet, legacy, news, Rob Burnett, show business, Television, television set, The Late Show with David Letterman, tweet, Twitter
Happy Red Nose Day everyone!
Posted in Comedy, Holiday, Humor, Life
Tagged charity, clown, comedy, event, Holiday, Humor, life, poster, red nose, red nose day
If you need another reason to visit beautiful Chicago, think
Actually, think about the Cows on Parade art installation that started in Chi-town back in 1999 and traveled the world. To date, it has raised close to $25 million for nonprofit organizations.
The horse statues currently on display around the city are also individually sponsored and beautifully decorated by local artists, and have been designed in the likeness of Chicago’s Mounted Patrol Unit horses. Each is named for a fallen police officer, and all monies raised will provide financial support to injured Chicago police officers and the families of those killed in the line of duty.
I hope Lexington, Kentucky is on the national tour because these beauties would be right at home in the Bluegrass State.
Am I right, #BBN?
Posted in Animals, Art, Design, Humor, Life, Travel
Tagged animals, art, art installation, BBN, Bluegrass State, charity, Chicago, Chicago's Mounted Patrol Unit, cows, Cows on Parade, design, fallen police offer, horse sense, horses, Humor, injured police officers, killed in the line of duty, Lexington Kentucky, life, local artists, national tour, nonprofit organizations, Travel
Today was a tired day.
I got home after midnight following a business trip to Dallas, and was too wired to sleep. So I ended up only getting four hours. That made Carla cranky.
Then I saw this guy.
King Duke lives at The Gentle Barn, a nonprofit organization in San Clarita California that rescues, rehabilitates and gives sanctuary to severely abused animals.
I follow their work on Facebook and encourage you to give them a look as well. It is inspiring.
And just one look from the King helped put my day back in the plus column.
Posted in Animals, Commentary, Humor, Internet, Life, Philosophy
Tagged abused animals, animal rehabilitation, animal rescue, animal sanctuary, animals, business trip, California, charity, commentary, Dallas, Facebook, Humor, Internet, King Duke, lack of sleep, life, nonprofit organization, philantrophy, philosphy, The Gentle Barn