It’s always fun at this time of year to hear and read about everyone’s New Year’s resolutions. Whether they be focused on healthier living (anyone else see an increase in people at your gym this week?), wiser spending or more whimsical in nature, they have the ability to inspire us to try and do better and be better.
In addition to some loftier resolutions I have for 2012, making more efficient use of my time and meeting the ambitious goals we set forth here at ALSF in terms of raising funds and distributing them (more on that later)…I’m also attempting to watch the top 100 movies (according to IMDb) and listen to the top 100 albums of all time(per Rolling Stone). Let me tell you, it’s not as easy as you think. I consider myself up on this kind of stuff, but I have a busy year ahead of me in the world of movies and music. Join me! We can do a wrap-up blog at the end of the year to give our two cents on the lists.
So, back to our resolutions and goals at ALSF – feel free to start using this acronym by the way if you don’t already. We’ve set some pretty high fundraising aspirations for this year to help us on our quest of finding a cure for childhood cancer. In 2011, we broke prior records and raised more than $10.5 million – an amazing figure, especially when you consider our roots and that we’re still in the infancy stage of the Foundation. Our goal this year is to surpass 2011 and although it’s a bit ambitious, we know we can do it with the help of all of you out there. We recognize that the current economic climate is not the most conducive to giving and the fact that you continue to support my daughter’s vision despite these trying times, is more than a dad could hope for.
In this spirit, I wanted to remind you of a few simple ways to give to ALSF in 2012…
For more ideas, check out our websiteand happy 2012!
-Jay Scott, Alex’s Dad