April 2nd, 2010
As you know, Boston Red Thoughts likes to get the word out about important events in Red Sox Nation–please check out these important and worthy causes…
There are only 4 days left for folks in the greater Boston area to Rally Against Cancer to support the Jimmy Fund and the Boston Red Sox. Participation is as easy as contributing $5 or more to the Jimmy Fund and wearing Sox gear on April 6.
Colleges and universities, K-12 schools and businesses are asked to start a team as soon as possible, as the highest fundraising team in each category within a two hour drive of Boston will win a visit from Buchholz.
Clay Buchholz this year’s spokesplayer, weighs in: “Not everyone can be at Fenway Park to see us take on the Yankees. But this is a great alternative for fans to be part of the excitement and to show support for my two favorite teams, the Red Sox and the Jimmy Fund…I know how life-changing cancer is. The work Dana-Farber is doing in cancer care and research is important. Rally Against Cancer is an easy and fun way for everyone to help the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber give hope to the adults and children who are fighting this disease.”
To sign up, start a team, or for more information, please visit the Rally Against Cancer website.
About the Jimmy Fund: Founded in 1948, the Jimmy Fund is an official charity of the Boston Red Sox, supporting the fight against cancer at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, helping to raise the chances of survival for children and adults with cancer around the world. Unrestricted support from the Jimmy Fund is an integral part of Mission Possible: The Dana-Farber Campaign to Conquer Cancer, a $1 billion capital campaign to accelerate cancer research, speed development of life-saving therapies, and expand the Institutes signature patient- and family-centered care.
If you are a fan of the Drop Kick Murphys (and if you’re a Sox fan, more than likely, you are) then this is right up your alley…
For Only $2.00 a raffle, with a minimum of 5, you could win THIS amazing prize: (Holy Buckets, I just sounded like a game show announcer in my head…)
* Winner and guest will enjoy two tickets to the Dropkick Murphys Thursday April 22, 2010 Concert at the Olympia Theater in Dublin Ireland
* Winner and guest will enjoy a meet and greet with the Dropkick Murphys and each will receive an autographed copy of the Dropkick Murphys Live on Lansdowne DVD/CD
* Winner and guest will enjoy three night hotel accommodations at the Clarence Hotel (owned by U2′s Bono and the Edge) in Dublin Ireland (Single Room Double Occupancy, Check-in Wednesday April 21, 2010 – Check-out Saturday April 24, 2010)
* Winner will receive a $2,500 allowance for airfare, ground transportation and meals.
Yes, that does say IRELAND, home of the leprechaun, the four leaf clover, etc etc…
You can purchase your tickets here… Deadline for entries is: April 11, 2010 at 11:00am EST, with the drawing happening later that day.
About The Claddagh Fund: Based on three core values within our community: friendship, love and loyalty–the three attributes symbolized in the Claddagh ring, Claddagh The Fund provides assistance to organizations that share in these goals, prioritizing the needs of children and targeting organizations that support a myriad of children’s causes. The Claddagh Fund also supports other non-profit entities which share in our vision for improving the lives of suffering individuals, enabling them with the support and tools necessary to enhance their quality of life. In addition to the groups that champion the needs of children, the Claddagh Fund focuses on aiding veterans’ causes, families of deceased soldiers, and alcohol and drug recovery programs. A registered 501(c)3 organization, the Claddagh Fund was founded in 2009 by Ken Casey of the Dropkick Murphys.
Finally, Check out Tickets-for-Charity, where you can not only get tickets to amazing games, but you can enjoy them from such excellent locations as the Green Monster, State Street Pavilion, and Roof Deck! And season’s action at Fenway Park. For the same or better price you’d typically find elsewhere, you can access fantastic Red Sox seats by calling 1-866-567-4576 or visiting Tickets-for-Charity. And not only do you get fabulous tickets, but each Tickets-for-Charity purchase you make helps benefit the Red Sox Foundation, supporting their important work serving children and families in need across New England.
You know you’re going to buy the tickets anyway, so why not GET the great seats AND benefit some important charities? Check out Tickets-for-Charity today!
About Tickets-for-Charity: Founded to help increase critically-needed funding for some of the world’s most admired charities and foundations by offering sports and music fans access to great seats – for the same or better price they typically find elsewhere – while supporting important causes. Tickets-for-Charity currently partners with over 30 highly-respected national charities and has raised millions of dollars for leading non-profit organizations through official Charitable Sale programs conducted for the Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics as well as U2, The Rolling Stones, The Police, Barbra Streisand, James Taylor, Brad Paisley, Jimmy Buffett, John Mayer, Usher Sugarland. More information and a complete list of Tickets-for-Charity partners, please visit www.ticketsforcharity.com.