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Growin’ a Mo!

Man Made in Movember!

Man Made in Movember!

This Movember, I’ve committed my upper lip to help change the face of men’s health by growing a moustache and now I need your support!
 
I’m passionate about this cause because one in five Canadians will experience major depression in their lives. Many men find the stigmas associated with mental health lead to feelings of shame and embarrassment, which often prevents them from seeking help and taking action. We must change this!
 
You can donate by:

  • Donating online at http://mobro.co/lyteforce
  • Writing a cheque to ‘Movember Canada’, referencing my registration ID: 2875405 and mailing it to:  Movember Canada, 119 Spadina Avenue, PO Box 65, Toronto, ON M5T 2T2

The Movember Foundation is working tirelessly every day to rid the world of this suffering and to ensure men and boys experiencing mental health problems know the signs and take action early.
 
I need your support to fund this important work. Together, we can do it.
 
You can learn more about the important work and impact Movember is having at: http://ca.movember.com/programs
 
There’s a lot riding on this moustache, thank you for your support!

Christmas Day Triple O

White Spot Burger Platter

White Spot Burger - courtesy of Raul Pacheco-Vega

One of my favourite restaurants to swing through has to be White Spot. Having grown up here in Vancouver, Triple O has been an integral part of my life and something I nearly consider a right (some may simply say that I’m addicted). So what does this all have to do with Christmas?

Going on a decade now, the Richmond Centre White Spot location has opened it’s doors Christmas Day to not only provide a quick meal for the holiday weary, but to also raise funds for the Richmond Hospital Foundation. Open 11a-3p tomorrow, all proceeds made by the restaurant through sales and tips earned by employees who donate their time go to the very worthy cause (last year alone raised $8888).

So if you find that you have a desire to order a Legendary Burger (I recommend adding the Baked Potato Inspired Poutine as seen in Raul’s picture) or just want to enjoy a hearty serving of Nat’s Hearty Brunch on Christmas Day, I encourage you to do so. Just plan on getting there early!

Featured Playoff Beard: Rock the Casbah

This was originally posted over at Canucks Hockey Blog and I thought to spread the message by bringing it here too!

2011 Canucks Playoff Beard 2 - Day 41 - ProfileAs many of you know, not only am I a pretty die-hard Canucks fan, I’m one of many who have grown a playoff beard to support the team.

And as both J.J. and I have mentioned previously, I’m also participating in the NHLPA Beard-a-thon, to raise money in support of the Heart & Stroke Foundation in order to put as many defibrillators as possible in arenas across Canada.

I appreciate your support with a pledge, and also, I wanted to draw your attention that I’ll be the featured “playoff beard” of the day today, Friday (May 27th), and was hoping you could spread the word that you “know the guy” on the front page of the Beard-a-thon website. My hope is that with the increased exposure, a relatively decent beard (and one that hasn’t grown this much – ever), and your support that we can work together to raise as much money possible to get those AEDs in rinks across the country.

Thank you for your time and support!

Go Canucks Go!

Raul + 100k-th Tweet = Money for @BCCancer

There are a number of people who I’ve “met” online that I have yet to meet in real life, but the one person I really do need to sit down and “shoot the proverbial with” is Raul Pacheco. In fact, though I’ve been on twitter for many years, it was a post from Raul that got me re-interested (yes, I like to make up words) so I have him to thank for helping me start what has been a wicked ride in social media as it relates to the Canucks.

I'm auctioning my 100,000th tweet.

Raul Pacheco AKA @hummingbird604 – courtesy of Raul

When I recently learned that he was not only nearing his 100,000th tweet AND was looking to raise money for the BC Cancer Foundation by auctioning it off, it made perfect sense that I do what I could to support him:

You may ask – what is the value proposition of my 100,000th tweet. Well, for one, I have a fairly sizable readership, both on my blog and on my Twitter account (with over 7,400 followers). And since it’s a milestone tweet, it’s quite likely that my tweet will be retweeted many times. And who knows, maybe even the mainstream media will pick it up. And maybe TechCrunch or Mashable will pick the story up. And this would lead to even MORE exposure.

To bid on Raul’s tweet, you can read his post on the topic or simply tweet the following:

“I’m bidding [X] dollars for @hummingbird604 ‘s 100,000th tweet in support of @BCCancer #b4hb100k”

And although he has nearly 6 times more followers than I, when he does tweet that 100,000th tweet out to the masses, you can add an extra 1.2k followers to his 7.4k because I’m going to retweet the message to all of mine – your message will gain that much more exposure!

So what are you waiting for? Start the bidding!

BraveNewCode’s X-Mas Food Bank Drive

It’s not often that I drop two posts in one day, but I felt obliged to do so when I saw a link to the BraveNewCode X-Mas Food Bank Drive over on Duane’s site. Simply put, Duane and Dale are looking to collect donations to put food on the tables of those who need it the most and will match these donations up until December 23rd:

It’s pretty simple: for every dollar you donate, BraveNewCode will match it, up to $15 per donation. That means $9 CAD will buy a turkey for a family. $5 will buy Christmas rolls, vegetables and cranberry sauce. For $15 you can buy an entire christmas dinner for a family. If that doesn’t get you on the nice list, we don’t know what will! (or what you did to keep you off of it!)

BraveNewCode's X-Mas Food Bank Drive

As some of you know, or should be able to figure out due to the ads that are scattered around the site, I make a few dollars and cents here at leftcoastbydesign. It’s not much, but I’m making a snidge more than I need to keep the lights on here (hosting, domain registration, etcetera & etcetera), so it didn’t even take a second thought to drop a $15 donation towards the Food Drive.

As today is the 19th and the drive runs for only 4 more days, I challenge you to scrape together the change in your pocket, the pennies on your dresser, and a few extra bucks to contribute a dinner yourself. It’s not all that much to ask, but the effort will go a long way in making Christmas special for someone who needs it the most! Click the image to the right or the direct link above and do the right thing!

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