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LLS Final Appeal RAFFLE!!

Okay, it’s the last two weeks of my fundraising drive for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: a drive with 100% matching from Foundation Beyond Belief and the Stiefel Freethought Foundation. (I also got $750 in additional matching from Bosch Fair Share, but that’s met already.)

What can I do to squeeze a few last drops of blood for blood cancer research out of my friends and family? Well, since you are probably mostly bookworms, science fans and/or freethinkers…

Donate $5 or more, plus 1-4 cents (wait for it!), and you may win one of four books from my personal library, SIGNED BY THE AUTHORS!  They’re all recent books and in mint condition, and I’m gritting my teeth right now but that’s how strongly I feel about this charitable drive – and remember, donations are 100% matched.

The books are:

1) A Universe From Nothing, signed by Lawrence Krauss

2) Candidate Without A Prayer, signed by Herb Silverman

3) The Magic Of Reality, signed by Richard Dawkins

4) Nonbeliever Nation, signed by David Niose

Just add 1-4 pennies to indicate which book you’d like to receive if you win, and donate at my fundraising page:


I’m offering up BOOKS here, people, SIGNED books! To a bibliomaniac like me that’s like offering fingers. Won’t you please donate to this worthy cause?

I got started on this because my nephew developed lymphoma. He seems to have beaten it for now thanks to modern chemotherapy, but these diseases are deadly and affect millions. The LLS has one of the lowest administrative  to delivery costs among medical charities, and donations are spent very effectively.

And they’re matched dollar for dollar by Foundation Beyond Belief and the Stiefel Freethought Foundation. Did I mention that?


~ by BT Murtagh on October 14, 2012.

Activism, atheism, Difference-making, Science, Secularism

3 Responses to “LLS Final Appeal RAFFLE!!”

  1. How do I place a bid? I bid $20. Is this enough?

    • Well, the idea is that you donate some amount over $5 and end it with $x.01 if you want to win the Krauss book, $x.02 for the Silverman one, $x.03 for the Dawkins one, $x.04 for the Niose one. At the end of the week I’ll do a random drawing from among those donations and whoever wins will get that book they chose with the penny amount.

  2. You donate at the link :


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