I heard about this writing and reading challenge and fundraiser through a fellow OCC member, Beth, who posted it on our chapter loop. It's a challenge to "Unleash Your Story" for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation this September, so I thought I'd pass along the information.
From the Unleash Your Story website:
Whether you're an author or a reader, you can help. The idea is simple. You can work alone or with a team to set a writing or reading goal for the month of September 2008. Debbie Macomber has volunteered to be the pacesetting author and has committed to writing 30,000 words in September. We'll give you a button for your website or blog so that your supporters (readers,friends, family or anyone else) can click through to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation website and make a donation in honor of you or your team. If you don't have a blog or website, we'll set up a link for you here. Challenge your friends to read more, write more or raise more!
It is not too early to start forming your teams and setting your goals. You can register with us now at: email@example.com and we will put you or your team on our list of participants. As soon as we have our link set up, we'll give you a button you can put on your blog or website to invite your readers, friends and relatives to donate. One special prize I'd like to announce now is donated by the authors of Romance Unleashed. We will be donating the complete MP3 of the 2008 RWA National Conference to the RWA Chapter that brings in the most donations. So, if you are an RWA chapter member and would like your total to count for a chapter, be sure to let us know by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.