"I'm busy." "It's my day to relax." "I have work (but that's a lie)." Or a simple, "I can't." These are some of the common responses we hear everyday when we ask people to do something unnecessary. But is it really unnecessary? Let's take a factual journey together: 70 MILLION tons of carbon dioxide are released into the atmosphere everyday, in America alone about 112 women die everyday from breast cancer, 72 MILLION kids are out of school globally, there are 1 BILLION hungry and 1 BILLION that lack access to clean water. Got it? I don't think so. There are thousands of endangered species, nearly HALF the world lives on less than $2.50 a DAY, about a BILLION people can't read or write, 640 MILLION kids live without adequate shelter globally, an estimated 40 MILLION live with HIV/AIDS, and child abuse is reported every 10 SECONDS. Am I done? Not even close. Each year there are as many as 500 MILLION cases of Malaria, 1.8 MILLION children die every year from diarrhea, every 15 MINUTES someone in the US dies from suicide, each year drug abuse leads to 40 million serious illnesses or injuries in the US, a woman is raped every 17 SECONDS in South Africa, about 750,ooo people are homeless in the US, 1.6 BILLION live without electricity worldwide....The only time I will ever stop is when we fix all of these problems. So is it necessary? Don't tell me. Show me this Saturday from 3-7 pm at Les Myers Park in Concord, NC (
Happy October! I love this month because it's the month of our BIG event blast-off! It's also Breast Cancer Awareness month, Adopt a Shelter Dog month, National Diabetes month, Domestic Violence Awareness month, and Lupus Awareness month. Oh, and Cookie month of course. So about this event? Yes, PCW Day is a day ALL about doing good. More specifically, we are throwing a fall festival to encourage and inspire others to give back to the community and make a difference in the world! But we're not going to just get them all excited by telling them they, ordinary people, have the power to do extraordinary things. No, we are going to actually SHOW them and you how to get started in a movement that will change life as we know it, for the better. Some will say it's impossible but I thank those people because they push me even more to show them nothing is really impossible. Walt Disney said it's kind of fun to do the impossible, after all. I love that guy. Even more, I love helping the helpless, giving hope to the hopeless, and giving a voice to those who have none. Join me. Besides the live music, entertainment, signature balloon launch, talent show, raffle with prizes, games, inspirational speakers, and of course the nonprofits that are already making an impact there to give you information, you should be there because the world doesn't change without people that dare to believe it can and then act upon that belief. Believe. Anything is possible. Doubt it? Come out and we'll show you- October 15th, Les Myers Park in Concord, NC from 3-7 pm. We'll change the world together.