Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong (shadesong) wrote,
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Saturday, July 17, starting at 9 AM, I will be participating in the Blog-A-Thon.

So, Shadesong - what will you be doing for this?
I'll be pulling an all-nighter for charity! I will post every half hour for 24 hours.

And what do you want your readers to do about this?
It's for charity, baby - so I want you to donate money! I'm blogging for RAINN - the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network.

So what is RAINN?
"The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE and carries out programs to prevent sexual assault, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice." Essentially - in addition to the programs, that's a 24/7 crisis hotline for rape and sexual assault survivors. They'll talk you through things, help you in any way possible, and refer you to your closest local crisis center for followup, to get the help you need to deal with what's happened to you and help you start your recovery.

What do I get out of this?
The satisfaction of helping an excellent charity. Also, I'll provide and incentive, which will most likely be an exclusive short story. Last year's was about Jessa's death during the Purges, and Fenris' reaction to it. This year - who knows? I'll let you know when I've written it.

Well, that sounds great! How do I donate?
Just go here! Put "Shadesong - Blogathon" in the comments so they know where you're coming from. And e-mail me your receipt so I can track the sponsors for incentive purposes, and also so I know how much has been donated overall. If you don't have a credit card, you can mail me a check made out to RAINN (*not* to me), and I'll send them all in after the Blog-A-Thon.

Current total is $150. I raised over $1700 last year, so I know we can do this! Let's go, people! :)
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