Annual [Birthday] Fundraising | DSWT, Cause an Uproar, JGI

Running Donation Total (through 12 Aug 2016): $185.00 Good morning, Today is World Lion Day. Friday – my birthday – is World Elephant Day! How appropriate. As many of you know – or at least, I hope you know by now – I use my birthday to fundraise for The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Cause an Uproar, and…

RIP: Chyna, “The 9th Wonder of the World”

I’ve thought about Chyna (Joanie Laurer) all day. If you’re familiar with her story, the early part of which is documented in her autobiography If They Only Knew, you’d know her road to iconicism was arduous. Despite her struggles, Chyna blazed a path to become the “9th Wonder of the World,” an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime performer. As a professional…

Let’s Trumpet & Roar August 10-12

My birthday is fast approaching (August 12) and in the lead up to it, there are a couple noteworthy dates: AUGUST 10:     World Lion Day, would be my Grandma Sarah’s birthday AUGUST 12:     World Elephant Day, my birthday! As you may be aware, the previous two years, in lieu of gifts, I’ve requested donations be…

Cause an Uproar for Cecil the Lion

UPDATE: As of this writing, the US Fish and Wildlife Service has opened and investigation into Cecil’s death by Walter Palmer – and The White House is reviewing the petition to extradite Palmer to Zimbabwe. Cecil, one of Africa’s most famous lions, was lured from Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. Beyond the boundaries of his…

Blog Feature at “Darden Digest;” link to “Eluxe Magazine”

As many of you know, during the week of August 10, I was fundraising and advocating for The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, National Geographic’s Cause An Uproar and Save The Elephants. On social media (facebook and twitter), I announced I’d be donating 100% of my earnings (Aug. 13) to elephant conservation, to celebrate World Elephant Day and my…

Sincerely, thank you! We raised…

UPDATE (8/23):  A $25 donation was made in my honor on August 22, 2014, raising the total amount of funds raised (see below)! Hello everyone.  First, let me begin by saying thank you to everyone who supported Cause an Uproar, The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and Save the Elephants this week, in honor of my…

It’s World Lion Day!

UPDATE (8/10):  $20.00 was donated to CAUSE AN UPROAR following my shift at work today! Today is World Lion Day – and it would have been my Grandma Sarah’s 77th birthday! In memoriam, and to raise awareness and funds, I’m asking you to join me on my quest to “Cause an Uproar!”  I’m declaring that 25%…