Spexton Winner and More!
It’s a few days late, but as all of us in OK know, and most likely many around the country, we had several major storms and tornadoes in the area. So, my attention has been distracted by dealing with the damage to my car and work as an insurance adjuster.
I want to just say thank you again to everyone that helped in some way; whether it was with a donation, a retweet, a share on Facebook, or encouragement. I appreciate it all very much, it was all beneficial and necessary to be able to raise as much as I did.
My employer, Farmers, works very hard every year to promote events to help raise funds for the March of Dimes as well as other charitable organizations and some of their own works. They are the second largest fund-raiser for the March of Dimes nationwide, and raised $4.8 million in 2009. Last year they also held the annual “Be A Hero for Babies” day raising more than $2.6 million; this amount holds the record as the largest single-day fund-raiser in March of Dimes history. This year in the month of April my office raised over $104 thousand, and to know that I was able to raise $1,020 which is just about 1% of the amount for the office is just amazing, I am still in awe about that. If you didn’t get a chance to donate, or want to donate more my donation page will stay active for a while and I will be raising money next year as well, I hope to meet the goal of $1,500 set this year.
Now, let’s get to the winner of the Spexton. I didn’t have near as many entries as I did donations, which was surprising. I think it really helped me get the word out and get many more donations than I would’ve ever received with it. I’d like to thank Dan Gordon of Samuel Gordon Jewelers for donating the necklace, Spexton for their one-of-a-kind products, and my wife, Jodi, who helped me flesh out the idea and organize the rules. So without delaying anymore….
The winner of the Spexton necklace is…Sid Burgess!!! Thanks for your donation, Sid, and thanks for spreading the word. You’re a really inspiring person and I look forward to many intriguing conversations and projects with you in the future.