This page is on my blog specifically to talk about my fundraising efforts for Walk MS 2017 to stamp out multiple sclerosis. You can see my team captain page here and, if you are so inclined, you can donate to me to help my team, Nerds for a Cure, raise money to fund much needed research for new treatments and a cure for multiple sclerosis.
I believe that nerd power can do anything and that I will live to see the day that people don’t have to suffer from multiple sclerosis anymore. Thank you in advance, dear readers, for helping to prove me right by spreading the word and donating. Periodically I will update this page with nifty things in bright orange text so please, check back and thanks for stopping by. Below you can read about how our 2016 efforts turned out. Hopefully, we can make 2017 an even bigger success. Guess what? We did an amazing job in 2017. If you scroll down to the bottom, you can read all about it. Thanks again. Together, the sky is the limit.
In 2016 we did a big game-themed, nerdy fundraiser at a fabulous local bar called 42 Ale House with the help of Board Game Beastro. Here is our poster:
Together, team Nerds for a Cure raised $866 at the above event to go towards our team fundraising goal of $5500. Our team also had more members this year and a large turnout at the Walk in September.
Ultimately, the team raised $5,867 for the Wisconsin chapter of the National MS Society. We’re going to be doing both the gaming fundraising and the Walk again in 2017 so please, keep checking this page, check out our Nerds for a Cure team page, spread the word, and donate if you can. Every dollar helps get us closer to new treatments and a cure. Thank you!
4/2/2017 UPDATE: Team Nerds for a Cure is 3 members strong and counting. We have also raised our first donations and are 5% of the way to our goal. Q’pla!
5/29/2017 UPDATE: We have a poster, a FB page, and a Twitter account. Only a passionate desire to save my brain could drag me out of the 20th century and on to so much social media but I’m optimistic it will help. Thanks for checking them out and supporting my team’s efforts to fund research on multiple sclerosis!
6/4/2017 UPDATE: We have some donations from businesses and will hopefully hear from more places soon. Team Nerds for a Cure is also now four member strong. We’re starting to get some momentum and it’s pretty exciting.
6/9/2017 UPDATE: We have a couple more donations and I started an event page on Goodreads because a copy of ROAR Volume 7 with my grateful autograph will be a raffle prize. Thanks in advance for your support!
1/27/2018 UPDATE: I can now report on how everything turned out in 2017. During the July fundraiser at the wonderful 42 Ale House, we raised $1,376 with some help from Board Game Beastro and local DM on demand/celebrity, Rob Wieland. Over 20 businesses and artists donated prizes to our raffle and drawing including Anime Milwaukee. Approximately 70 people (some were repeat visitors from 2016!) came to the fundraiser to play and eat tasty foods for a cure. We even got a surprise visit from a local R2D2 model builder! It was an incredible day.
As a team, we raised $4,481, which was just shy of our goal of $4500. All of team Nerds for a Cure’s local members had a terrific walk around the Fox River on September 17th.
Recently, I found out I’m #56 in the 2017 Wisconsin Big Cheese Club of top state fundraisers. For the last three years, I have steadily climbed higher in the Big Cheese Club thanks to the support of so many generous people. Thank you all for getting the world closer to the day when medical professionals can say, “Now, you have MS, but, good news: there’s a cure for that.”
2018 has a lot of life changes in store for me but I’m optimistic that I can continue leading Nerds for a Cure to do even more great fundraising and fun. Remember, together, nerds can do anything. Allons-y!