Seven Steps Forward, Three Steps Back (3rd Holiday Cancer Fund Giveaway Drawing Tonight)

Since I mentioned last Thursday that the third giveaway drawing for the Holiday 2013 Cancer Fund Drive could happen after my Sunday Game tonight, The RetroRoleplaying Cancer Fund has received almost $700 in donations. That’s seven big steps forward and means the drawing will be held tonight. Unfortunately, over $300 in donations from the early part of this drive “disappeared” over the same period of time. One of our donors donated $100 one week and $200 more the next. Unfortunately, he used his wife’s credit card because his was maxed out. She took exception to his wasting more money on games when the bill showed up and disputed the charges, so $340 disappeared (the $300 donated plus two $20 dispute fees). He has apologized for the problem, but this should explain how the nearly $700 in donations over the last three days moved the total donated less than $400. The moral of this story is for gamers is probably “don’t piss your spouse off then use his/her credit card for gaming stuff.”

Unfortunately, I have not been able to reply to all the new donors as my ISP’s outgoing mail server seems to be having issues the ETA for a fix is Monday). Some outgoing email is getting through and some isn’t so I will probably resend everyone’s “Thank you” email Monday. If donated in the last few days and have not heard back from me or ended up with 2 or 3 copies of the email, this is why.

As I said the drawing for the third group of giveaway items is tonight. Good luck to everyone who has donated!

Please Donate imageThe Holiday 2013 Cancer Fund Drive is on. Every $10 donated gives you one chance to win one or more of more than 40 non-TSR D&D items published in the late 1970s and early 1980s. You can see the complete list of giveaway items and read more about this fund drive in this post: Holiday 2013 Cancer Fund Drive (with lots of Third Party D&D Giveaway Items). This is in addition to the usual PDF downloads and other benefits of a donation to the RetroRoleplaying Cancer Fund. All donations will be used to pay the property taxes on our house as we had to use the money saved for this to pay for more medical treatment for my wife’s cancer and other medical problems treatment related bills (see the linked post above for more info), send a donation in any amount — small or large — to me via Paypal.Thank you!

We need to raise about $3400 by the end of January, as of this post this drive has raised $2469. We only have a bit over a week until our property taxes are due, so donations are really needed now and are very much appreciated. Thanks to everyone who donates, spreads the word, or thinks positive thoughts for us!

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