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Fighting Cancer

Postby Marmaduke » Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:55 am

A friend of mine and her daughter(plays soccer with my daughter) are climbing Shasta to raise money to fight Breast Cancer. If anyone would like to donate a few bucks, here's the info:
https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=10200993854633968&set=a.2107009720222.2130617.1394929949&type=1&theater
A cause worth donating to if you ask me.

Good luck Bridget and Leslie!! Leslie almost made the summit last year.
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Re: Fighting Cancer

Postby Bubba Suess » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:11 am

If they need a free place to stay, I have a guest house across the street. I am happy to make it available to them.
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Re: Fighting Cancer

Postby Marmaduke » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:17 am

Bubba Suess wrote:If they need a free place to stay, I have a guest house across the street. I am happy to make it available to them.


Thanks Bubba, I'll let them know. Mighty kind of you!!
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Re: Fighting Cancer

Postby Marmaduke » Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:15 pm

Bump ~ thanks for any help you can offer.
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Re: Fighting Cancer

Postby Marmaduke » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:24 pm

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Re: Fighting Cancer

Postby Bob Burd » Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:37 pm

Marmaduke, please be aware this doesn't meet SP posting guidelines:

"Commercial advertisements are not welcome on SummitPost and are deleted quickly. This includes guiding services and other climbing-related enterprises. Recommendation and/or listing of available guide services on a mountain page does not necessarily constitute commercial advertisement. If you stand to make money from someone acting on your post, it is probably going to be deleted. This includes solicitations for charitable climbs that are in whole, or in part, funded by donations made by others."

From the breastcancerfund.org website:

"In 2012 the gear package was valued at approximately $1,400 per climber and included a down parka, back pack, boots, headlamp, mountaineering sunglasses, underlayers, climbing poles, gloves, mitts, gaiters, hats, hydration bottles and medical kits."

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Re: Fighting Cancer

Postby mrchad9 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:49 pm

If Marmaduke isn't getting the gear package (sounds like he isn't going on the climb), does that make it slightly more ok?

$1400 does sound like a lot though.
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Re: Fighting Cancer

Postby Bob Burd » Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:58 pm

It's nothing against Marmaduke, he's got no skin in the game. Probably nothing against his friends either, for all we know they may be donating their own money. But for $6000 in total donations, each participant gets nearly a quarter of that back in gear, plus, food, guiding and other tangibles. Soliciting for such things should be done on Facebook and other places, but not here.
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Re: Fighting Cancer

Postby Marmaduke » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:25 pm

I wasn't aware that there was an incentive more than raising money to fight breast cancer. The woman I know that is hiking for this cause with her daughter has fought and beat cancer twice so far. She's gone through Chemo twice, losing her hair and all else that goes with that. She is not in this for a gear package and I can assure you none of these women who will be on the hike are either..........I'm pretty sure it's to help fight cancer.

With that said, rules are rules. If that gear package worth $1800 at full retail cause SP rules to be broken, go ahead and nuke it. I would add that the gear is probably donated and if not it's bought at wholesale pricing so the true value isn't $1800.

I get the reasons for the SP rule, however when it was adapted 12 years ago or so, I'll bet you a whole lot of money it wasn't for this set of circumstances. Nuke the thread Bob.

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Re: Fighting Cancer

Postby mconnell » Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:25 pm

I vote for nuking joeyboy and leaving the thread.
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Re: Fighting Cancer

Postby mrchad9 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:43 pm

Relax Marmaduke. The thread is still here right now.

Pretty horrific what your friends must have gone through. Obviously they are after more than gear too. I hope they have the greatest success on their trip too. A good time at the very least. And take Bubba up on the lodging option too if they need it. It is a great place and they will enjoying meeting his family too if they have time.
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Re: Fighting Cancer

Postby Bob Sihler » Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:08 am

mconnell wrote:I vote for nuking joeyboy and leaving the thread.


Done! (for the lol value)

And now I predict we will see a somewhat timely demonstration of the meaning of Easter when JC aka joeyboy returns!
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Re: Fighting Cancer

Postby jesu, joy of man's desiring » Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:44 pm

hey, why crucify good old Marmaduke for trying to make sumthin great out of SP?

if The Duke wants to hike 1000 miles to benefit sick people or even climb Mt Everest on behalf of a homeless old Laotian dude with a raging penis carcinoma--it's all good, eh?


as they say, no good deed goes unpunished
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Re: Fighting Cancer

Postby Marmaduke » Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:00 pm

Steve1215 wrote:hey, why crucify good old Marmaduke for trying to make sumthin great out of SP?

if The Duke wants to hike 1000 miles to benefit sick people or even climb Mt Everest on behalf of a homeless old Laotian dude with a raging penis carcinoma--it's all good, eh?


as they say, no good deed goes unpunished


Actually as you can see Steve, Bob Sihler was the saviour here and recognized this for what it is. Thanks for that.
But I am thinking of a 10 mile hike to raise money for my son's college fund, and that Harley I've been wanting to buy. :wink:
I'm the whipping boy over on off-route, I'm use to the abuse. :D
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Re: Fighting Cancer

Postby Marmaduke » Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:49 am

Bump.......
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