For my final project for ECMP 455, Lacey Euteneier and I have decided to embark on a journey that instructor Alec Couros claims has never been attempted before: a crowd-funded endeavour. How could we possibly pass up on the opportunity to do something so bold? To blaze new trails? To go where no student has gone bef-… Alright, that was a little over the top, but I am genuinely excited for what is about to take place.
As I mentioned in my Internship Reflections, my Dad unfortunately passed away after a brief, yet intense, battle with cancer before I began my internship. Over the course of a month, my Dad was diagnosed with Stage 4 melanoma and passed away. Because of this, we have decided to put our minds together and create an online fundraiser to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society, specifically for melanoma research.
And it is with great pleasure I now present to you: Funding The Fight!
Funding The Fight is a crowd-based fundraiser through GoGetFunding.com. In a few short days – when the PayPal account is confirmed – we will be able to get donations through the website. Many steps have been taken at this point to prepare for the fundraiser: a logo was designed, a domain was purchased, a Twitter handle was established, and a Facebook page was created. I am getting very excited to see where this venture goes! More updates on the fundraiser’s progress will be available as it continues to develop.
For more information, you follow Funding The Fight at the following locations: