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Support Cancer Research & Get a FREE Star Wars Weekend eBook

By Adam Hansen on July 10th, 2012   |    Posted in:  News   |    8 Comments

July 11th UPDATE!

I got great news this morning though when I checked my email. Someone emailed me (asked to be kept anonymous) saying they would match every donation we receive by the end of the week, up to $1,000 total. Thanks to a great day yesterday, we think we are able to get there but we still need your help!


We are asking for your help!

On August 12, 2012, Disney Photography Blog contributor Katie Marino will be running The Falmouth Road Race in Massachusetts to raise funds for cancer research and patient care for a leading Boston Cancer Hospital. The Falmouth Road Race is a 7 mile race on Cape Cod from Woods Hole to Falmouth Heights. It is one of the most popular non-marathon races in the country, attracting more than 10,000 participants and many elite athletes.

We want to help Katie raise as much money as possible and are asking our readers and the online Disney community for support.

With the help of Katie, we have created an eBook filled with photos from this years Star Wars Weekend event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Every person who makes a donation will receive a copy of this eBook. We have made it very easy for you to make your donation using PayPal and you will receive a link to download your eBook immediately.

100% of the proceeds of this fundraiser will go directly to cancer care and research at a leading Boston Cancer Hospital.  This hospital is aware of and in support of our fundraiser but because they are not affiliated with The Walt Disney Company or with PayPal, they have requested that their name and logo not be revealed until after the fundraiser has concluded.

We promise that we will reveal all the details of this great hospital and the exact amount we were able to raise, we just need to wait until everything is completed.

Thank You!

By default, donations are shown as $20.00 but you can change that to any amount you wish to donate!

Donate Now

If you are not interested in the eBook and want to make a donation directly to Katie’s race page – click here.


To remind you why we are raising this money, here is a quick video


Help us spread the word!

Whether you can donate or not, we would love it if you could help us spread the word. If you can send out a tweet to your followers or like the post on Facebook (using the sharing buttons on the top and bottom of the post), we would appreciate it.

Here are some sample tweets you can easily copy/past if you want also

Tweet Sample 1:
@disphotoblog is raising money for cancer research & giving away a Star Wars Weekend eBook to everybody who donates http://bit.ly/L45jo4

Tweet Sample 2:
Help fight cancer by donating today and receive a FREE Star Wars Weekend photography eBook from @disphotoblog http://bit.ly/L45jo4

Tweet Sample 3:
Disney & Star Wars fans, get a FREE Star Wars Weekend eBook when donating to cancer research today on @disphotoblog http://bit.ly/L45jo4

Those are just samples to make it easier for you, feel free to write your own message if you decide to spread the word.


A sample of photos from the Star Wars Weekend eBook


Donate Now

By default, donations are shown as $20.00 but you can change that to any amount you wish to donate!

Donate Now

8 Comments

  1. Keith LeLievre   |   Jul 10, 2012

    I’ve donated and tweeted to my Gamer/geek friends. What a great idea and such a worthy cause. Thanks Katie and the Disney Photography Blog for putting this together.

  2. Alan Rappa   |   Jul 10, 2012

    I’m in!

  3. Katie Marino   |   Jul 10, 2012

    Thanks to everyone who has donated so far! It’s a great cause and I appreciate the support of this wonderful community. We’re still a little away from our goal and every little bit helps so tell your friends :)

  4. Jason   |   Jul 11, 2012

    Hi, this is a great cause and a great idea! Sorry to be behind the times, but I’m not familiar with ebooks. What exactly is this, and what would I need to access it? Thank you!

    • Adam Hansen   |   Jul 11, 2012

      It is a PDF file that can be viewed on your computer, iPhone, iPad, Kindle, etc. This particular eBook is a series of photos (about 75) from this years Star Wars Weekend event.

  5. Scott Smith   |   Jul 11, 2012

    DONE!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

    • Adam Hansen   |   Jul 11, 2012

      Thank you so much!

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