So, I’m a blogger. Specifically, I’m a Cubs blogger. And except for a few golden years making the playoffs in the 2000s, we’re generally out of the post-season “race” by mid-May. As you guys know, we’ve done a variety of things in the past to give us someone to cheer for in the past. Generally, our postseason team has been eliminated immediately. This is the curse of having Cubs fans on your side.
I’m also one of the Community Manager for ChicagoNow, which how I met the amazing Sheila Quirke and learned about her amazing daughter, Donna, who died of pediatric cancer at the age of four. Through Sheila’s blog, Mary Tyler Mom, and her amazing series of stories from the parents of pediatric cancer patients, I’ve learned, in excruciating detail , what a cruel disease cancer is, especially when it sets its sights on children. We should all be thankful for organizations like St. Baldrick’s, which raises funds to fight pediatric cancer. Please take a few minutes to read about Donna.
So this baseball post-season, my October fandom is up for grabs. All you have to do is make a donation to St. Baldrick’s below, and choose “List my name as entered below.” Then you can add your name and what team you want me to cheer for. Whichever team has the most votes once the post-season starts at 8 pm ET on Wednesday, October 2, will be the team I cheer for, and blog about, during the postseason. All it costs you is $5 per vote. I’ll announce the “winning” team right before tomorrow night’s AL Wild Card game.
Please help us raise awareness and collect donations by sharing this fundraiser around. We only have 48-hours until it ends, so anything you can do to help is much appreciated.