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Xuan’s St. Jude Donation Page – You’re the best!
Thanks for stopping by! In this post I am utilizing the powers of social media for a good cause. As you may or may not have already seen or heard, the incredible Daniel Negreanu has reached out to his followers and fans for donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital and Research Center, which he will then be matching dollar for dollar up to $50,000. We are on the same fundraising team, but since I am not balla like that, I am proposing to donate my time for those who are kind enough to help out.
I will select 1 person for every 5 $100+ donations randomly to offer an hour of my time. This could be used towards a poker lesson, my treat on a simple lunch, chatting on Skype, Yoga class, learning golf, whatever. If you don’t want to the prize please let me know. You can also donate anonymously and still leave a note as to whether you’re interested in entering the draw.
Why St. Jude? Why Now?
As a poker player I justify the fact that I earn money doing something that contributes nothing directly back to society by creating space in my life to make a positive difference. Whether that means reaching out to people and incredible organizations or having a connected conversation at the table, I think it’s important to show my appreciation and live a life of gratitude.
I am involved with a great team of people in which we have spent weeks together working on multiple personal and social challenges. We are concluding our legacy by attempting to raise $100,000 in 7 days. My personal goal is $3000.
St. Jude is one of the best causes I am aware of. I am not always a fan of blindly giving to charities, but through my research and involvement with the local chapter of the hospital I have no doubt as to the integrity of their fundraising and the efficacy of the work they do. Here are some facts from their site:
“Thanks to donors, no family ever pays St. Jude for anything. Care, housing, transportation, meals—the list of services we provide to our families is unequalled. But it is for one purpose: To ensure the very best outcome possible for every child.”
“Every child saved at St. Jude means children saved around the world—a direct result of cutting-edge research and treatment that set the standard in treating childhood cancers. And our discoveries are shared freely with doctors and scientists all over the world.
“During the past five years, 81 cents of every dollar received has supported the research and treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.”
Click Here to go to Xuan’s St. Jude Donation Page. Good luck with the contest!
If you would like more information please visit their site:
Here is Daniel Negreanu’s blog on this project:
We have until Feb 17.
Remember, anything helps. I will also be posting up the names of everyone who contributes in my next blog.
Thank you very much!
On a more poker-related note, I’m going to APPT Seoul March 14-17. Woohoo japchae and dukboki!