My birthday is tomorrow, which means lately I've been hearing the question "what do you want for your birthday" a lot. I've got plenty of answers -- a new house, a new car, a date with Scarlett Johansson, a Heat championship -- but those aren't exactly realistic.
So instead let's shift focus to more grounded desires.
Exactly one month from today, the 10th annual "Slay-a-thon" will take place in Chicago. This event -- which I've previously attended twice -- involves fans of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and the other works of Joss Whedon getting together to watch a marathon of episodes to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The event works just like most charity marathons: attendees get people to donate to "support" them in the marathon. Only, instead of running or walking, we're watching "Buffy". There are also games and auctions (both silent and live) that help the cause. Last year's event raised more than $20,000, and we're obviously hoping for a big number again this year.
So, what I "want" for my birthday is for those who can to donate to Slay-A-Thon. It doesn't have to be much, but whatever you can spare helps. Here's how to donate:
- Visit slayathon.org and click on the "Donate Today!" PayPal link.
- Enter the dollar amount of your donation, which is fully tax-deductible and log-in to your PayPal account
- Click the link for "Slay-A-Thon Participant Name" and enter my name. Or yours (if you're going). Or the name of anyone you know who's attending the event that you want to support.
If you wanna let me know that you donated, feel free to do so, and I'll figure out some way to thank you. If you want to keep it a secret, you can do that too. It really doesn't matter to me, so long as you donate. Even if you're not a fan of "Buffy", "Angel", "Firefly", "Serenity", "Dollhouse", "Dr. Horrible", "Cabin in the Woods" or "The Avengers" (and if you're not, why not?!), it's still for a very good cause.