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THON Update: 1/21-1/25

For those of you who may just be stumbling on this site, click here to read about what I’m doing.  5 cents for every comment on every new post b/w November 12 and February 20, up to $100.  I’m not counting pingbacks or my own comments either. I’ve decided to switch things up a bit.  You guys have been great with the comments so from now until THON weekend, I’ll be donating 10 cents per comment i/o just 5!

The total for the past (admittedly short) week is:

$2.80

The total so far is:

$43.85

Keep up the comments!!!  ForTheKids!!

THON Update: 1/12-1/20

For those of you who may just be stumbling on this site, click here to read about what I’m doing.  5 cents for every comment on every new post b/w November 12 and February 20, up to $100.  I’m not counting pingbacks or my own comments either.

I’ve decided to switch things up a bit.  You guys have been great with the comments so from now until THON weekend, I’ll be donating 10 cents per comment i/o just 5!

The total for the past week is:

$7.10

The total so far is:

$41.05

Keep up the comments!!!  ForTheKids!!

THON Update: 1/1-1/11

For those of you who may just be stumbling on this site, click here to read about what I’m doing.5 cents for every comment on every new post b/w November 12 and February 20, up to $100.  I’m not counting pingbacks or my own comments either.

I’ve decided to switch things up a bit.  You guys have been great with the comments so from now until THON weekend, I’ll be donating 10 cents per comment i/o just 5!

The total for the past week is:

$4.80

The total so far is:

$33.95

Keep up the comments!!!  ForTheKids!!

THON Update 12/15-12/31 and a big Thank You!!

First things first, I just wanted to thank everyone for all the birthday love!  I got so many happy birthdays on here, Twitter and Facebook and it REALLY made my day!  So thanks Internets!  I love you lots!!!

Now, on to my super delayed THON update:

For those of you who may just be stumbling on this site, click here to read about what I’m doing.5 cents for every comment on every new post b/w November 12 and February 20, up to $100.  I’m not counting pingbacks or my own comments either.

The total for the past few weeks (and don’t forget, I’m going with 10 cents for all of these comments b/c of the holidays and my lack of posting–whoops!) is:

$11.50 (WAHOO!!!)

The total for 2008 is:

$29.15

Keep up the comments!!!  ForTheKids!!

THON Update: 12/8-12/14

Hey everyone, time for our THON totals for the week. For those of you who may just be stumbling on this site, click here to read about what I’m doing.5 cents for every comment on every new post b/w November 12 and February 20, up to $100.  I’m not counting pingbacks or my own comments either.

At the end of the fifth week the total is:

$3.00 + $2.00 from Crissy’s Wednesday post b/c I borrowed that for my own and I’m counting her comments, so thanks Crissy’s queefs!

So the total total (can I phrase it like that?) for the week is $5.00

The total so far:

$17.65

Keep up the comments!!!  ForTheKids!!

THON Update: 12-1/12-7

Hey everyone, time for our THON totals for the week. For those of you who may just be stumbling on this site, click here to read about what I’m doing.

5 cents for every comment on every new post b/w November 12 and February 20, up to $100.  I’m not counting pingbacks or my own comments either.

At the end of the fourth week the total is:

$3.10

The total so far:

$12.65

Keep up the comments!!!  FTK!!*

THON Update: 11/25-11/30

Hey everyone, time for our THON totals for the week.

For those of you who may just be stumbling on this site, click here to read about what I’m doing.

5 cents for every comment on every new post b/w November 12 and February 20, up to $100.  I’m not counting pingbacks or my own comments either.

At the end of the third week the total is:

$1.60

The total so far:

$9.55

Okay…nearly $10 isn’t bad for the first month.  Especially since it wasn’t a full month and we had a holiday week.  But I really want to encourage everyone to comment!  These comment are raising money for a great cause.  To sweeten the deal a little, I’m going to give a little prize to the person who comments the most, so keep the comments coming!  Keep it within reason though–I don’t want 1-letter comments to spell out what you want to say!

Keep up the comments!!!  FTK!!*

la

*To answer Matt’s question from last week, FTK= For The Kids!!

THON Update: 11/16-11/24

Hey everyone, time for our THON totals for the week.

For those of you who may just be stumbling on this site, click here to read about what I’m doing.

5 cents for every comment on every new post b/w November 12 and February 20, up to $100.  I’m not counting pingbacks or my own comments either.

At the end of the second week the total is:

$3.95

The total so far:

$7.95

Keep up the comments!!!  FTK!!

THON total: Week of 11.12-11.15

Hey everyone, time for our THON totals for the first week.

For those of you who may just be stumbling on this site, click here to read about what I’m doing.

5 cents for every comment on every new post b/w November 12 and February 20, up to $100.  I’m not counting pingbacks or my own comments either (although this week I’m counting 2 “comments” from friends/family who aren’t exactly blog comment-savvy).

At the end of the first week (and it was a short week too) the total is:

$4.00.

100 Days till THON!!

Today there are 100 days until THON.

What’s that?  You don’t know what THON is?

I figured as much.  Well, for a bit of an explanation, read this.  Or this.  For those of you who didn’t want to click the links, here’s the short version:

THON is short for Penn State’s Dance MaraTHON and it is a 46-hour no-sitting, no-sleeping weekend that raises money for pediatric cancer research.  ALL of the proceeds (not some, every single cent) goes to the 4 Diamonds Fund at Hershey Medical Center.  On THON weekend, the 4 Diamonds families come to Penn State–they hang out with the dancers, with the athletes, with the students of Happy Valley.  They get a weekend vacation from the stress and the fear of their every day lives.  And they give us real-life examples of heros.

My senior year in college, I was blessed with the opportunity to dance.  I’m proud to say that I made it the full 46 hours and that that weekend was one of the best weekends of my life.  I can’t say it enough.  This year, I want to do a little something different.  I have this blog, I have this platform where I can share a cause that’s really important to me and hopefully get some awareness to the cause.

So here’s what I’m going to do.  I was inspired by rs27 and his brilliant idea.  I’m going to donate 5 cents per comment, from now until THON weekend (Feb. 20-22), up to $100.  I know, this isn’t as monumental a number or an offer as rs27, but here’s the thing.  That’s my blog donation.  I’m also donating money to help a friend of mine get the chance to dance.  What I’m hoping, is that I can make matching donations.  If you want to find out more about THON, check the site here.

And if you want to know how the road to THON breaks down, check out the video below!

**2 final points.  I’m not counting my own comments–I like replying to you guys but I want to see what you can do on this!  Also, I’m going to put up my total donations tally at the end of every week.

Oh, and in advance:

YOU GUYS ROCK!