And Now For Something Important To Me
Do you like doing good? Do you like being my friend?* Well, you can accomplish both of those goals if you donate to a charity event that supports severely disabled children and young adults that I participate in every year. It’s called Miles for Matheny and you can donate by visiting here and clicking the “Support Me” link to the left.
*If you’d explicitly like to avoid being my friend, I can roll with that, too.
I’ve written about this before on BS and believe me when I tell you I actually hesitate to do so. Why? Because I’m a weirdly private person and I know you all come here to commiserate about Purdue sports and to see whether the Swamy’s medication is working or not. One thing we’ve worked hard to not have in your face are spam or ads (and when that began happening with our former partner, we separated from them). So my apologies in advance for sort of spamming you a bit again.
My brother Andy has been a resident of Matheny for about four decades. It has given him a quality of life people afflicted with as serious a case of cerebral palsy as he has previously could rarely hope for. Andy has his high school diploma and has literally had opportunities to travel the world. The creative and empathetic employees and volunteers at the Matheny School and Hospital are those kinds of amazing people who make you want to be a better person.
Want to see J on TV? A few years ago, we went on CBS in New York to talk about this event. Those of you who know my voice from the podcasts will know it’s really me. Not that I’d lie. (Not about this, anyway.)
Matheny is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization so your donation is a legit charitable donation and is tax-deductible. Oh and since it’s a medical and educational center, if your company matches donations to education, it’s worth checking into that, too.
As I write this on the Friday before Memorial Day, we’ve cleared $5,000 in donations for this year. In all the years we’ve been raising money for this, we’re somewhere in the $50,000-$60,000 range in donations raised (wish I’d kept better track), maybe more.
Help us keep it going – if you’re so inclined – by visiting our team page and clicking on the SUPPORT ME button on the left side. Any donation amount is welcome and appreciated. (Also, last week there was an issue where they were able to collect donations but the system didn't track who the donations were in honor of -- so if anyone asks you via a follow-up email, my brother is Andy Lash.)
Have a great holiday weekend and thanks for reading.