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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Happy Birthday, Shane!

Look who's 8! (Dig that smile.)
Shane Bernier's birthday wish for "lots" of birthday cards has netted, as of this writing, over 1 million cards! (Actually, given that Shane's native language is French, the wish may have, in fact, been for "beaucoup" cards.)
Now, I don't know where that puts Shane in terms of world records, because Guinness doesn't seem to want to acknowledge it (wankers), and I think the current record is for "Get Well" cards and accumulated over a greater expanse of time. However, I get the impression that the whole "world record" idea was something that was tacked on later by ambitious well-wishers.
Shane just really likes getting cards. And get them he did. I imagine they'll still be counting them for a while to come, and they will probably update the numbers at this site here.
Also on that site you will find links with more information about Shane and about childhood leukemia, as well as ways that you can help.
Over a million birthday cards! See what we can do if we put our minds to it, piggies?
Now it's time to change the world.
Here are some places to start:
Rosie's For All Kids Foundation
The Gabby Krause Foundation
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Or find a cause that means something to you personally over here.
(And if you find one or know of one that you want to share, by all means, list it in the comments.)

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it's the only thing that ever has. -- Margaret Mead

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