Goals, donations and fighting cystic fibrosis

August 30, 2008 at 6:58 pm 1 comment

This event is all about raising money to fight cystic fibrosis by supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Along the way we hope to have some fun and help a lot of people set and reach their reading and writing goals.

The question has been asked whether donors are sponsoring readers or writers on a per page or per word basis. The answer is definitely not! At one cent per word a donor would be paying $300 to sponsor a writer who succeeds in keeping pace with Debbie Macomber for 30,000 words. It would be lovely to have that $300 and I hope we get some $300, $500 or $1,000 donations. But we aren’t asking for that.

Instead we are asking donors to show their support for us and for the CFF by making a simple flat donation. For example, my writing goal is 15,000 words for the month of September. I hope that my friends will donate $10, $25, $50 or any other amount in support of my goal. I’m going to do my best to write those 15,000 words, but if I don’t make CFF will still have those donations. And if I end up writing 20,000 words the donors will not have to pay more.

So head on over to the CFF Unleash Your Story page and sign up now. Set your reading or writing goals and encourage your friends to show their support for your goals and for CFF my making a single donation in any amount they choose.

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Support for your fellow readers and writers while you help fight cystic fibrosis! It's easy to donate online. Thanks in advance for your support!

How we’re doing…

In 2008, Unleash Your Story raised $11,366 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Our 2009 goal is $23,000. Dollars Raised
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What is Unleash Your Story?

A combined read-a-thon and write-a-thon that challenges readers, writers and published authors to unleash their stories and make a difference.

Our 2009 goal is to raise $23,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the leading organization in the United States devoted to cystic fibrosis. Register now!.

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Pacesetter Author

Lori Wilde is our 2009 Pacesetter Author.

Lori has sold 47 books to 4 major New York publishers--5 books coming out in 2009. She's prolific and dedicated to writing regularly to keep up with all those deadlines!

Lori promises to set a sizzling pace for all our writers to follow! Her goal for the event is 60,000 words!

To learn more about Lori, visit her Pacesetter Page

Michelle Buonfiglio Pacesetter Reader

We are proud to have Michelle Buonfiglio as our 2009 Pacesetter Reader.

Michelle hosts Barnes & Noble.com’s new “Heart to Heart” (H2H) daily romance fiction blog and is the creative force behind RomanceBuyTheBook.com (RBTB), a fun and positive place where readers and writers hang to talk love, sex, family, life -- and, of course, romance novels

Michelle's goals are to read 10,000 pages and write 10,000 words in her blogs and comments.

To learn more about Michelle, visit her Pacesetter Page

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