youguysarestupid.com....A good cause! - page 2

This morning I opened up my email to find a short note from a cousin of mine whom I haven't talked to in a long time. Her note contained a website address about her brother (also my cousin) and his... Read More

  1. by   andi2634
    I just checked out the site and they do mention the American Cancer Society and have links to its website. I think this is a great thing your cousin is doing and I plan on keeping up with their progress. The thought of walking that far- I can't even imagine! Good luck to the guys- I hope they make it.
  2. by   HoJo
    Ok I see it on the right there, must have missed it. I like what these guys are doing, however even though it says
    Option 1:
    The American Cancer Society is our chosen charity. A small portion of your donation will be used to fund our trip. Get More Info or Donate now:
    There is still no link to any cancer site that even mentions these guys. I'm sorry I'm a little picky but when I donate I want to make sure my $$ goes to the right place. The only link on option #1 takes you right to someone's paypal account. Without the actual American Cancer Society listing these guys as a legit $$ to their charity I will not donate blindly into somebody's paypal account. Sorry, but no offense to your friends. Their site looks cool, but theres no way to validate that donated $$ is actually going to the American Cancer Society.
  3. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Originally posted by Flynurse
    This morning I opened up my email to find a short note from a cousin of mine whom I haven't talked to in a long time. Her note contained a website address about her brother (also my cousin) and his friends who are about to do something incredibly stupid....They are walking from Chicago, Illinois to San Francisco, California to raise money for the American Cancer Society!


    I am in AWE, they have really gone all out! The website, the store, their determination! Brava! How many 20 somethings would do all that!
  4. by   Flynurse
    I understand your concerns HoJo, and well, I guess in this society most of us are trained to be skeptical! If you choose not to donate money to them and to donate directly to ACS then do so, but don't bash their efforts here where I can do nothing about it except voice your concerns on their website. IMHO, that should be something you should do, not me.

    On my side of the story, I would not have posted this thread if it were some scam for getting rich quick. This is my cousin! He has his reasons for doing what he and his friends are doing, but its not my place to tell. This thing is for real!!!

    I guess I just wanted to say I'm not gonna tell you what to think or what to do, just what I know. Don't bash this cause here...do it where it can be dealt with in a more constructive manner!

    Thanks!
    Last edit by Flynurse on Jun 8, '03
  5. by   Flynurse
    Well, these guys have officially made it out of Illinois and have reached Iowa!
    Backpacking across the USA!

    Check out the updated journals and photos!



    Oh, BTW, HoJo, if you click on the Contribute page and scroll down you will find what you are looking for...the link to ACS.
    Last edit by Flynurse on Jun 11, '03
  6. by   Flynurse
    Hello, me again to update a little.

    They have made it to Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Today, (or was it yesterday?) they were the topic of a column in the the Chicago Sun Times. Hits on the Guestbook were three fold today.

    A fourth member, and friend from Chicago, has joined the group of 20-somethings. And their journey continues......

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