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March 31, 2007

Ok team…

if you are glued to your computer like me right now…here is your challenge:

email just one person
call just one person
get up and go out your front door and chat up your neighbor

and ask them to do something good today.

Right now.

Go team, go.

EDITED: Just added 8 more giveaways…see the post below for details. Don't forget to post in the big BIG thread for the drawing (the one with all the photos). Just adding a couple more things right now.

Comments

  • 1.
    Jeanette said…

    I’m emailing my friends and family right now!

  • 2.
    Siobhan Jefferson said…

    Ali,
    I can not stop, it is like an addiction, I keep hitting the reload button to see the numbers increase. What will I do tomorrow? I keep saying it but you are the most awesome person that I know. Keep up the good work.

  • 3.
    Jewels said…

    Siobhan! I know! I keep reloading the page too! It’s like a video game! Only with REAL rewards! LOL!

  • 4.
    Amy said…

    Are you kidding? I’ve been glued for days – my eyes are sticking everytime I blink – I’ve lived on the East Coast my entire life and I’ve never felt so close to Oregon, and the rest of the world, Ever …
    I’m six degrees away from obsessed – Amy

  • 5.
    Kim said…

    Me too! i keep doing the same thing-hitting the refresh button to see what the total is up to. I will watch it all night!
    kim
    st augustine

  • 6.
    Jen said…

    I told many today. I have the site and Ali E written on the back window of my van. Yes, I admit, my van is that dirty. But the washing will have to wait. LOL!! :)

  • 7.
    Jenn from MA said…

    Glued. Trying to clean up my scrap area…yet hitting refresh every few minutes. You would think I won the lottery, but, somehow, this feels better than winning the lottery. Hooray!

  • 8.
    Carol said…

    Ali,
    When this is done, will you ask everyone to post to your blog letting everyone know where we are from? I think it would be cool and inspiring to see how far reaching your efforts have been.

  • 9.
    Stephanie Ainsburg said…

    emailed everyone in my address book!

  • 10.
    Kelly Farstler said…

    Ali, I am so happy and am bursting with pride for you- you are an amazing person and have done an amazing thing. I can’t wait to see the final total tomorrow.
    I’m going to send one last email to see who I can get to donate :)

  • 11.
    Jackie Clark said…

    What a wonderful mother and woman you are. May the Lord be with you and your family in keeping you strong.

  • 12.
    Kris said…

    Done. Just sent an email to a bunch of my friends and family! :)

  • 13.
    Juli said…

    I’m happy to be a fraction of a degree from Simon!! :) This is very exciting!!

  • 14.
    BrendaEien said…

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! I can’t stop watching!!! :)

  • 15.
    Laura Reaux said…

    Done! Thanks for the challenge. :)

  • 16.
    Erin said…

    We are finishing our basement and I keep sneaking up every half an hour or so to check the numbers…. I have even been writing them down to keep track of how many people have donated at what time and how much the total is!!! It’s been fun – right now the average donation has been $20.60!!!
    The love of a Mother is an amazing thing!

  • 17.
    Sara Frankl said…

    I’ve been so glued for weeks that I think tomorrow might be a let down! I sent a mass email this morning; hopefully it’s helping!!!! By the way… the singing video was SO GREAT the other day! What a blessing you have…

  • 18.
    Michelle S said…

    We need a countdown ticker!!!!

  • 19.
    rosieposie said…

    I DID! I DID! I EMAILED MY WHOL-L-L-LE EMAIL LIST!!!!!!!!! I will also donate again before time is up…on another ccard!! I’M SO EXCITED FOR YOU!

  • 20.

    Ali,
    Are the people at Autism Speaks also staring at their computers all day long? Have they called? Are they there, with you? What do you think they are thinking about all of this?!

  • 21.
    Carol said…

    OK you guys,
    I did a google search and the second place badge is connected to CLAY AIKEN. He has a huge following…..as does our Ali….
    but let’s not let the connections of a rockstar beat out our SUPERSTAR!
    GO! GO! GO!

  • 22.
    deb said…

    Okay, just did it. I emailed everyone that I had already emailed and reminded them and told them to email everyone on their list. That ought to get at least one more, right? Go, Ali. And, thank you!!!

  • 23.
    Sally in Mass said…

    people thing I am insane talking about this woman Ali like we are personal friends! I have been logged on and checking in regularly several times a day for the past week or so!
    GO TEAM!

  • 24.
    Genevieve said…

    There you go again, making the world a better place and roping all into it in the process!
    “I feel good..” du nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh.
    Go Ali, Go! :-)

  • 25.
    P said…

    I am also glued to my computer, it is so cool to see the numbers go up. I’ve emailed everyone and now that international donations are possible, I’m emailing some more. Go Ali, Go Simon!

  • 26.
    Sara said…

    Consider it done!

  • 27.
    CLaudine said…

    can we get it to $50,000? that would be awesome….

  • 28.
    Jennifer Robinson said…

    You are so amazing Ali! You guys deserve evrything good coming your way! Congratulations! Simon is so lucky to have you and Chris as his parents as you are so lucky to have him! You are such as inspiration to us all. There is definitely more good in the world than bad. Just believe.

  • 29.
    kath said…

    I’ve had your site open ALL day! I’ve been refreshing every few minutes. I can’t stop!!!
    Go Ali, Chris and Simon!!!!

  • 30.
    Jennifer Robinson said…

    You are so amazing Ali! You guys deserve evrything good coming your way! Congratulations! Simon is so lucky to have you and Chris as his parents as you are so lucky to have him! You are such as inspiration to us all. There is definitely more good in the world than bad. Just believe.

  • 31.
    Jennifer Robinson said…

    You are so amazing Ali! You guys deserve evrything good coming your way! Congratulations! Simon is so lucky to have you and Chris as his parents as you are so lucky to have him! You are such as inspiration to us all. There is definitely more good in the world than bad. Just believe.

  • 33.
    Janie Boots said…

    I emailed my son
    I called my grandma
    and I talked to my neuighbour wooohoooo

  • 34.
    Georgia said…

    I couldn’t help myself but to donate to such a worthy cause. I’m constantly inspired by watching you document Simon’s journey. This is so exciting. Much love!

  • 35.
    lavidacolorida said…

    With love from Spain!!
    I emailed and blogged and hope it will be noticed the first thing in the morning here in Spain. Everybody is sleeping now.
    Have fun, A blast and I am sure it will go all over the world!! Warm greetings from Spain!!

  • 36.
    Lori said…

    Congrats to you on this hugely successful love fest!!
    You live it and breathe it everyday, you fight the battle and Simon wins!!
    But no one fights a war alone and we are your soldiers!!!!

  • 37.
    kath said…

    I just emailed my entire address book!!!!

  • 38.
    Barb said…

    Wow! The positive power of the connections between people amazes me.

  • 39.
    kath said…

    Here’s the story the news did on Ali today.
    http://www.kmtr.com/news/local/story.aspx?content_id=323fecfa-e0b0-4924-b3e6-a874189dc360

  • 40.
    Lindsay said…

    This is what happens when I don’t keep up with blogs…totally didn’t know about this. How awesome, go Ali go! I just donated and fyi’d the MB at ACOT.

  • 41.
    patty said…

    Amazing what some scrappers can do with a common goal. Added my contribution and support to you — in honor of my honorary son with autism.
    Amazing!

  • 42.
    Jessi said…

    Posted this on two boards at Ezboards, I’m a part of!! I’m so excited for you!

  • 43.
    Carolyn said…

    The word has been put out there. Now I can’t keep myself from watching the number roll, and by the look of it there are others here who can’t either. LOL This is so exciting, and just amazing what you are doing Ali! I just know you are going to make a difference in this cause, keep up the awesome job, this cause needs angels like you.
    And, now I must go back to watching numbers roll higher..LOL

  • 44.

    Dare I say this is even more exciting than watching the message boards on HOF call day? *gasp* -
    And it feels even better to get in the game and give, than just watching from the sidelines! There’s still time to recruit “players” to get in the game!
    Go team!

  • 45.
    Kristy said…

    I am so excited!!! I have e-mailed and called everyone I know. I am looking forward to the big announcement tonight, but I am also so excited for Autism Speaks. What a wonderful advocate you are for that organization and now look how many more people are educated!!!

  • 46.
    michelle78968400 said…

    this is getting crazy-it’s like being in labor! you know there is an end-but the next 4 hours and 5 minutes are going to require several good pushes! let’s go team!!

  • 47.
    Carol said…

    only 3 hours to go….breathe, breathe, breathe……

  • 48.
    Debbie L. said…

    I’m amazed by the international support for Autism Speaks. Thank you!

  • 49.
    chris said…

    ali, i am freaking out that the 2nd place group is getting so close….going to call someone right now!

  • 50.
    brenda (mizweb) said…

    Hi Ali!
    Just posted again at my blogs…
    http://www.memorycooker.com
    http://www.operationfamily.com
    Go Ali Go!!!
    brenda (mizweb)

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