Guess what I will be doing in the next five days? If you guessed trying out for the Portland Trail Blazers then you would be wrong. I’m too short and not particularly athletic. At least not anymore. But I am taking part in a special fund-raiser event for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation. For five days, I will be driving around in a new Chevy Equinox (this is a fabulous SUV) while shopping around the city for awesome items to be raffled off in the Chevy Shop Social: Portland. The special event will take place in Pioneer Square on May 21st (6pm to 8:30 pm).
Mother’s Day is next Sunday, so I thought I’ll share something special Northwestern Mutual is doing. The company is launching a campaign to honor heroic moms and mother figures. As part of their #MyHeroMom initiative, the Northwestern Mutual Foundation will donate up to $50,000 to its nonprofit partner, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), for childhood cancer research. They are encouraging everyone to upload images of the heroic mom in their life to Twitter, Instagram and/or Facebook with the hashtag #myheromom. For each social action (image upload, Facebook share and like, tweet and retweet) generated, Northwestern Mutual will make a $5 donation. It’s a great program, but you better hurry because the campaign ends May 13th. [Note: I am participating in an Ambassador Activation on behalf of Dad Central for the Northwestern Mutual Foundation. I will receive a promotional item to thank me for participating.]