The end of my journey is now less than three weeks away, and to be quite honest, I am really looking forward to this all coming to an end, and taking a bit of a break. But in the meantime, here is my final push at fundraising.
This whole journey started on eBay two years ago, when in June 2008 I put my whole “life” up for sale there. And so, thanks to a suggestion from Linda in New Jersey, what more appropriate way to end the journey than with another eBay auction?
I have been trying to raise funds for an Australian-based colon cancer research organisation, and you can click here for more info
My fundraising has only been moderately successful, my total raised currently being $4,000, with a further $2,000 promised from Richard Branson. I am now hoping to raise some extra funds by offering my photos on eBay too.
But to join the eBay Giving Works project, I have had to choose a US-based charity. My chosen organisation is “The Colon Club”
(Certified for eBay Giving Works since 2006. MissionFish nonprofit ID 13174.)
Their mission startement reads:-
The Colon Club is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness about colorectal cancer in out-of-the-box ways. Our goals are to educate as many people as possible, as early as possible, about the risk factors and symptoms of colorectal cancer, and for people to get screened when it’s appropriate for them. Please check out our website at www.colonclub.com
Somewhat appropriate, I think, considering the “out-of-the-box” way I have arrived at this point in my life! I particularly like their “Collosal Colon” project – brilliant!
eBay Giving Works has facilitated raising over $166million for U.S. nonprofits by the eBay Community since eBay Giving Works began in 2003. I am hoping to get featured as one of the “What’s Hot” on the eBay Giving Works home page.
Thanks to eBay for their help and support with this. I like the idea of this whole adventure now coming full circle, and having all began with an auction on eBay, now ending there too.
Once again, pictures available are shown below.