We have two issues to face:
1) How to get the word out
2) How to afford our rising costs, since we do not accept pharmaceutical sponsorships
One simple thing that would accomplish both those goals is providing "This is MS" t-shirts in exchange for a donation. We've had a number of people request this, because in particular, our community's name is VERY appropriate for a T-shirt.
Let me explain: If you are affected by MS in some way, imagine walking down the street and wearing a shirt that says "This is MS"-- you're letting people know that the MS affects all kinds of people, just like you. Hope that makes sense
BUT we have made a great effort to make this a classy site, and this time-honored method of fundraising could be viewed as tacky. So we want to make sure we have your support before we go do this AND that the donation amount requested is reasonable (we of course would make exceptions for people in financial hardship). So please let us know-- would you be interested in a community T-shirt, and if yes, how much would you be willing to donate to the site in exchange for the shirt?
Count me in!! I think the T-shirt idea is great! And like Niko, I am a t-shirt and jeans gal too! I vote for Black! It goes with everything!
The cost should be kept reasonable as it will attract more people to buy.
Will there be a membership discount?
* I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy it!
Is it too much to have 2 colors to choose from so that everyone has a choice, or are we trying to keep it simple?
Just let me know what you need from me and where to send the donation!
Kim, we'll try and do them in different colors, but we need to work out costs from a t-shirt supplier first and make sure it is reasonable.
Have a great week, and keep us posted!
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Just a suggestion. I'd also like to see a cool bumper sticker or Window sticker. (NO MAGNETIC RIBBONS PLEASE! I AM SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooo burned out on those stupid things!)
relapses since 2000------ZERO!!!!!