Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Fundraising & More Limp Wrist Pics

I've been researching the procedures to establish a nonprofit corporation since January, and I've finally reached the conclusion that I do not want any part of the paperwork headache. I'd rather have a company like BizFilings handle all the "dirty" work for Limp Wrist. Plus, I know a couple people who have used BizFilings and had no complaints, so why risk me making an error? The IRS isn't too forgiving when the average makes an error.

The down side to using Biz Filings is the cost. I'll have to spend close to $700 to stay headache free, so I have decided to do a fundraiser. At work we've started the Biggest Loser competition. I I thought it'd be fun to ask friends and family to pledge $1 to $3 per pound lost during the competition. We started March 28, and I've lost 4 pounds in 2 weeks. Our last weigh day is June 30-- so that's a total of 12 weeks of losing!

Starting next week the competition organizer, Jan McAlister, the Nurse Practitioner who runs our Lipid Management Clinic (and is the smartest NP I've ever met), is going to write a note about how much weight I've lost. Then I'll post her note in the blog. Maybe we'll do some pictures too. (Even though I'm not a fan of chunky-Dustin pictures---see the launch party pictures below as evidence of chunky-Dustin.)

All money raised from the Biggest Loser Fundraiser will go to establish LW as a nonprofit organization. And if by some horrible chance I gain any weight throughout the competition, I'll make a YouTube video as my punishment. I'll do drag and let everyone vote on what song I should sing. If you're interest in the Biggest Loser Fundraiser, send an email to dustinvbrookshire@gmail.com.




Audience shot....





Stacie Boschma reading; see her work in the 1st issue of LW.



Collin Kelley and Dustin Brookshire striking a pose.




Another audience shot...



Genevieve Lyons read the work Denise Duhamel.



Lisa Allender read the work Beth Gylys.




Donna Narducci, Atl Pride ED & Dustin Brookshire

More pictures will be available by Friday on the LW Myspace page.


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3 comments:

Collin said...

Great pics! Don't we look sweet!

KATE EVANS said...

Damn, you two do look really cute!

Lisa Allender said...

Hi--the pics are surely fun!
But hey--whaaa do you mean "chunky-Dustin"? I think you look wonderful!