This year we've decided to raise our target goal. Last year it was $2500 and we raised $4310 with your generosity. This year we started our goal at $5000, but we really think we can do quite a bit more ($7500?, $10,000??). The hardest part for Aaron and Brian is asking people for money. We know it all goes to a great cause (100%, every penny), but it's tough for us to ask. So we're borrowing an idea from FundAnything.com and giving "rewards" back to you for your generosity and donations.
Here's how it works. At various levels of giving, we're offering something back.
NOTE: These levels are additive. You get all the things at your level and below it.
$10-$25: Recognition on the podcast, website and big check given to NC Children's Hospital
$50: The Cloudcast t-shirt (the good "softy" ones that are popular at tradeshows now)
$100: Your logo (company, blog, podcast, etc.) on our official race-day shirt
$250: Be a guest co-host on an episode of The Cloudcast
$500 (corporate level): Sponsorship of The Cloudcast for one month (4 shows)
$1000 and beyond: Let's talk, we'll coming up with something awesome!!
So that's the new "rewards" model for 2013/2014. We hope you think the incentives are interesting enough to help out children and families in need of amazing medical attention. These aren't just 'cough & cold sick' kids, these are kids with cystic fibrosis, hemophilia, sickle cell disease, cancer, heart disease, trauma, including severe burns, gastrointestinal disorders, infectious diseases, birth defects, and problems of growth and development. And these aren't just for kids in North Carolina - the NC Children's Hospital helped families from 43 states in 2012.
Total beds: 150, including:
- -48-bed Level IV NICU
- 10-bed Level III NICU
- 20-bed PICU
By the Numbers
- Inpatient visits in 2012: 8,890
- Outpatient visits in 2012: 96,269