Yes, BrandSavant readers, you have a chance to set my career back by five years--maybe more--by enabling a flood of personally embarrassing content. On April 15th (tax day!), my beautiful wife Tamsen and I are going to run our very first marathon--and it's a big one. We have decided to run the Boston Marathon on behalf of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester, an organization dedicated to providing inspiration, resources, and (most importantly) the power of possibility to some kids who could really use a hand here in the Boston area. As parents ourselves, we know that the most important thing you can give a child is the belief in their own potential to realize their dreams. Knowing that there are kids out there who don't--yet--believe that is a powerful motivator.
We have some ambitious fundraising goals, so if you've ever wanted to show your appreciation for the sporadically-posted and occasionally-tolerable content here at BrandSavant, I'd love it if you could support these kids with a donation--whatever you can manage--at our fundraising page here.
My wife has written a very compelling appeal on that page for the many good reasons this worthy organization could use your help. I, however, have chosen to take the low road. To that end, if you look at the various levels of donation to the right of the page, you'll see the various ways that I will debase myself to inspire your donations. My mullet-festooned high school picture? Check. Re-enacting the entire "Battle Dance" scene from Pat Benatar's "Love is a Battlefield" video? Check. My Boz Scaggs impersonation, for YouTube to see? Check check double check.
I'll stop here, before it gets worse. Please donate if you can, what you can. My video camera stands at the ready. MAKE IT HAPPEN. Donate today!