Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Do Something Giveaway

While we all watch in astonishment at the tragedy in Japan and the recovery that follows, I would like to encourage everyone to dismiss their feeling of helplessness and do something. Give.  Pray.  Act. 
With that in mind, here are the rules for this month's giveaway:

The prize:

The Finis Lap Track underwater timer and lap counter (worth $75!)

The rules:
1. Winner will be decided by random number generator on 27 March.

2. Entries:
a. Follow the blog, leave a comment: 1 entry.
b. Donate to any relief organization (I don't care if it's $1 or $1,000) to assist with this or another ongoing recovery effort. Leave a comment naming the organization to which you gave: 5 entries.
c. Tweet/blog/facebook post etc about the contest, leave a comment: 1 entry each.

Good luck to all. Please keep all of those in peril, as well as those trying to rescue them, in your prayers.

Disclaimer (is this really necessary?):  I am not affiliated with Finis or any subsidiary corporation.  I will receive nothing in the form of monetary gain from holding this contest, I just want to encourage people to help other people and I happened to have this swim-counter thing that I could give away.  


  1. I am so with you on this. One thing, folks need to definitely research who they are giving to so they are sure the $ is going to Japan, not some scumbag taking advantage...Charity Navigator is a pretty good tool (just FYI). Anyway, I donated to Direct Relief International.

  2. I tweeted, thanks for the giveaway

  3. I posted on my Facebook (personal).

  4. I also posted this on my blog's Facebook page - Neurosis of the Stay at Home Marathoner of 3 (kids).

  5. What a great idea. I am a follower.

  6. Tweeted, comments and donated (thanks for doing the research Caratunk Girl)

  7. FYI - Direct Relief International takes google checkout - quick and easy.

  8. ahhhhhh I've been WONDERING if something like this even existed! My pool buddy and I were just talking about this! How cool! I'm a new follower!

  9. I added the giveaway to my Saturday review blog.


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