Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Haiti Relief Fundraiser 10k Walk/Run March 20th 2pm
The LISSA 10k Run/Walk is coming up on Saturday, March 20th at 2PM and we need everyone's help! Not only do all submissions go towards the ALA Haiti relief fund (check out this link to learn more on this great effort to rebuild libraries in Haiti http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/iro/iroactivities/haitirelieffund.cfm ) but also, the tradition of the president having to do humiliating things still stands! If we earn $250, SLIS President Chess Schmidt will do the 10k with shaved legs. If we earn $500, he will shave his head (he has NEVER shaved his head before). If we earn $750, he will shave his beard (4 months in the making that he grew specifically for the Columbia Beard and Mustache Club). The pledge form is attached and ready for you to collect money!
The 10k spans the riverwalk in Columbia, SC (or can be held at a comparable location anywhere!) from River Front Park in downtown Columbia to Broad River Road. Check the location here http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&safe=active&client=safari&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=118048765085049805956.00045ae1ff8a06d52090f&ll=34. 003577,-81.02932&spn=0.047602, 0.095186&z=14
All proceeds go to the ALA Haiti Relief Fund! While supporting local libraries is very important, we can't ignore the importance of libraries to this vital recovery effort in Haiti. Come join us or donate to sponsor a LISSA member! Information about the Haiti Relief Fund and ALA's involvement can be found here: http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/iro/iroactivities/haitirelieffund.cfm