Thursday, January 12, 2012

A Worthy Cause


Logo by Ted Dastick

If you're superstitious, Friday the 13th can be a day of bad luck. But YOU can provide some good luck and hope to a child who needs it.

Scares That Care! is a 501(c)(3) charity that works to serve sick children in need. In December 2011, they donated $10,000 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. In previous years, they've donated funds to The Johns Hopkins Children’s Cancer Center and The Kennedy-Krieger Institute. The 2012 fund-raising campaign -- in conjunction with partner charities Scares for Pairs and I Helped Kane -- is seeking to raise $30,000 to help three families in need. Scares That Care! would like to help one family with a terminally ill child, one family with a woman battling breast cancer, and a family with a child who's suffered an extremely serious burn injury. While they can't help every person, this will be the start of something new.

Scares That Care! is hosting a Friday the 13th fund-raising drive. For a minimum donation of $5, donor names will be drawn at random to win:

✱ XBox 360
✱ Amazon Kindle
✱ Autographed Kane Hodder Picture as "Jason Vorhees"
✱ Handcrafted Hockey Mask - signed by Derek Mears
✱ Autographed Robert Englund photo as Freddy Kruger
✱ Autographed John Waters Book
✱ Three(3) single day passes to "Blood On The Beach" Convention
✱ One pair of VIP passes to the "Monster Mania" Convention
✱ Three pairs of passes to "Days of The Dead" Convention.
✱ Three pairs of passes to the "Dead Winter" Convention
✱ One pair of passes to the "Horror Realm" Spring Break Massacre Show
✱ One pair of passes to the Horror Realm Convention in September
✱ HorrorDecor.com Gift Pack

And many other prizes!

For each $5 donation you make, your name will be entered into the drawing, so a higher donation means more chances to win!

Donations are being accepted now and can be made two ways:

✱ Donate via PayPal to scares_that_care@yahoo.com
✱ Call toll free 1-855-666-2275 with your credit card and speak directly to charity founder Joe Ripple to make a donation. (Note: As this person works a full-time job as well as the charity, you may have to leave a message. All calls will be returned and donations accepted OR you can call after 6 p.m. Eastern time if you don't wish to leave a message.)

"Scares That Care!" is an all volunteer organization, which means that one hundred percent of your donation will go to those who need it and all donations are tax deductible!

For more information, visit ScaresThatCare.com!

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