How touching that even the in the strangest of mediums, a person can still find compassion. You see, it's touching because I think ultimately, life is best represented by all the small and quaint moments and not necessarily the largest ones.
This is somewhat surprising to see someone who is a gamer (and thus "naturally" unfit! :P) so dedicated to a goal that they are physically training to do it, particularly with how desensitized and uncaring the vocal minority of the playerbase and general WoW Community is.I hope that made me look smart, because this is pretty damn inspiring, and I don't want to look particularly dumb due to this :b
A friend of mine ran a half marathon for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society a few years back. I'll be sure to scratch up a few bucks. It's the only charity I donate to. You picked a good one Miya.
I'm surprised she doesn't play a healer class! Good for you Miyami! I'm a physician, so I do my good one patient at a time (but since I'm an eye doctor, I suppose it's 1 eyeball at a time).
I hate to rain on this parade, but I'm very skeptical of charitable organizations because there are a lot of them out there, and because I do donate a large portion of my income to charity, I try to find places to can use my dollar most efficiently.And, well, frankly, LLS is not exactly one of those efficient organizations. 16.4% of donated revenue is to cover fundraising events such as this. A further 9.1% is allocated to administrative expenses, which is pretty shockingly high given its efficiency rating. Charity Navigator LinkLess than 75% of the money they collect actually goes on to program expenses. Note: I'm not saying this is a -bad- organization to donate to, it's just not one of the better ones out there. If you're particularly interested in helping blood cancer research, the Lymphoma Research Foundation has a 13.2% total overhead percentage, which still isn't that great, but still almost half that of LLS. A lot of these events are thrown about to raise publicity, and to make people feel good about themselves, but, well, they are shockingly expensive.
Hospy, you're raining on our parade. Nevertheless you -do- have a very good point, but Maria has gone out there and tried do actually do something. That is very brave in todays' society, and thankfully Wowhead and Curse have picked up on it. I wish i had the gold (tee hee) to donate, and will be asking fellow guild members and server friends alike to help donate to a worthy cause. Good luck Maria, and i hope you succeed in the marathon.
We'll more than likely be donating later in the week.
I remember the story of the first man completing a marathon. He died at the finish.
that chick has a big booty =)
Are you calling me fat? (I'm kidding)Thanks Malgayne for making this post and thank you to everyone who has donated to the cause!On behalf of my tri team and the honorees (survivors who are also participating in the triathlon), you have my deepest and heartfelt appreciation.~ Miya