Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Advenio Donating Software to the PMC

I found out about this great idea from Brent Simmons weblog:

From Seth Dillingham's site:

August 5, 6 and 7 (Friday - Sunday), I'll be riding my bike across the state of Massachusetts in the PMC. Actually, the first day is unofficial: a small group of us do an extra hundred miles, to show how truly committed (or how truly deserving of being committed) we are to this cause. Saturday and Sunday are official, and there will be about 4,000 riders and 2,000 support volunteers participating in this incredible event. ...

I'm assembling five Mac Software packs, and five Windows Software packs. The software will be auctioned. If allowed by the donors, I'll burn it all to CDs. (If the donors prefer otherwise, I guess they'll have to ship a box or tell the winner where to download.) The winning bidders will receive the CDs and a printout (and/or email) with their license codes for each application on the CD.

I for one think that this is not only a great, great cause, but it's a really neat idea for raising money as well. We here at Advenio are donating 5 licenses from each of our products to the Mac software packs.

In case you're not familiar with it, the Pan-Mass Challenge "is the nationís original fundraising bike-a-thon and today raises more money than any other athletic fundraising event in the country. It is also the most cost efficient. With 97 cents of each dollar raised going directly to the Jimmy Fund, the PMC has contributed more than $122 million to lifesaving cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute since its 1980 inception."

Good luck Seth!

If you're a developer reading this, and would like to contribute your software to the cause, visit the following page: Donate Software to the PMC


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