Being Miss Maumee Valley

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Vices for Victims

Alright random readers and pageant enthusiast, I haven’t been a nag about this for a while, so you’re due for my pleas to check out Vices for Victims.

It is another Blog I’ve been publishing since September. The idea behind it is giving up something
unnecessary in your life (i.e. cigarettes, cappuccino for a week, fast food for a month, etc.) in order to help others, specifically U.S. hurricane victims. Email, telling me what you’ve given up, for how long, why and which charitable organization you’ve sent money to. Your emails become the content of my Blog for others to read and be inspired to do the same.I had thought with my community service oriented readership that this concept would have taken off like wildfire, but sadly it hasn’t. (Do you feel guilty yet?)

I’ve recently updated Vices for Victims, and plan to do so even more in the coming days, so please pay the site a visit, ponder the concept and send me an email.


  • Does my Daughter's college education count as a charitable fund? With student loans and tuition costs alone, her dad and I will be begging soon! You may have to post our picture on your website so we can eat?! Just kidding.. I know there are people worse off than me. But, just in case you need something to blog about, yes you made me feel guilty, I gave $2.00 (which is the cost of 4 coffees) every 2 weeks to the American Cancer Society. I chose this cause because Troy's oldest brother, Ryan, has an inoperable brain tumor. It is a very rare cancer that children get, and it is even more rare for adults to get it. Therefore, my money would "come back" to me: If they should happen to stumble upon a cure; we get to have Ryan for many more years. That alone is worth it enough to me.

    By Blogger jamie, at 5:31 PM  

  • Hey Jamie,

    I’m really sorry to hear about Troy’s brother; how bizarre that an adult would get a childs type of cancer. What you touched on is actually what my impending updates will be- opening V for V up to include all sorts of charities/causes, not just hurricane victims. Your comment above can definitely be the first post when I make those updates, if that’s alright with you. Is the money taken out of your paycheck, that’s kind of how it sounds since it’s every two weeks? Also, I want to know where you’re getting 50 cent coffee, that’s awesome!


    By Blogger Abby Bollenbacher, at 7:31 PM  

  • Hi, Jamie! I am Nancy, a cousin of Abby's and I have some info that may help Ryan. It cured my friend's mesothelioma completely! Please email me at so I can send it to you! Thanks! :)

    By Blogger Nancy, at 8:26 PM  

  • Permission Granted! :)

    By Blogger jamie, at 3:13 PM  

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