Hey you! Yes, you, standing there in the Starbucks line, waiting to get your venti quad-shot mocha frappachino with-whip latte. What say you turn around and give that five bucks to a family that can use it a lot more than your hips and ass needs that calorie-laden coffee concoction?
How about you skip that new release at the picture show, long with its giant tub of buttered popcorn, and put that twenty-five dollars to some good use. You can catch that flick on DVD later.
Later today my friend Clint Miller will be laid to rest. Earlier this week Clint lost a brutal 10 month battle with cancer. He was 40 years old.
That is WAY too young.
Clint leaves behind a wife and five kids that could use a little help right now.
They aren’t asking for your help, I am.
So please, go to the Clint Miller Benefit site and click the blue donate button. You’ll be depositing whatever you can spare directly into the Pay Pal account of Clint’s lovely wife Angela.
A couple of thousand people will read this post. If each of you donate just $5, that’s 10 grand. If each of you donate $25, that’s fifty thousand dollars — enough to put Clint’s two small kids through college.
Think about that.
Want to make a tax deductible donation?
The wonderful people behind the Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation have graciously agreed to donate any designated money collected through their site to the Miller family. 100% of what you donate there will go directly to Angela and the kids. Just go here, and click the donate button. When the payment page comes up, click on the “Add special instructions to the seller” link and say it’s for the Miller family.
It’s that easy. The TCAF is a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) organization (#27-1086557). Your deductions are 100% tax deductible.
Can’t Afford $5?
I understand times are tough. The holidays are expensive. I get that. How about $0.99? You can afford 99 cents. Go to itunes and buy this song — Thank You For The Memories. All proceeds will go to the Miller family.
If you are fortunate enough to have known Clint, you won’t be asking why donate. If you didn’t know Clint, you missed out on a world-class human being. Why donate? I think Clint said it best…
One thing this whole shitball of a mess I’m in has taught me… you can never pass up a chance to do a good thing for someone. Anyone. Anytime. Pay it forward. Everyone can use Karma points. Everyone.
— Clint Miller
It is too late to do a good thing for Clint.
It is not too late to do something for the family he loved more than life itself.
Go do a good thing.
Rest in Peace my friend. You may be gone from this earthly place, but you will never be forgotten.
An important message from one of Clint’s daughters: “Everyone keeps asking if there is anything they can do to help me. Well there is one thing! Tell all the men in your life to check themselves that way they don’t have to go through what my dad did. Bring awareness to this heartless disease, that’s all I want. Thank you all for keeping me and my family in your hearts.”
There must be something in the Miller gene pool that makes them care about other people so much. So do it fellows”¦ And tell your sons to do it too. Men over the age of 14 should do monthly exams. Here’s how…