where does the money go?
the money goes to the cystic fibrosis foundation. some money goes into the actual organization and it helps them organize marathons and other charity events, it helps them run their offices and some money goes directly into research for new medicines for those that suffer with cf. and thanks to our donations more drugs are in the pipeline than ever before.
why are you doing this?
my nephew was born with the disease seven years ago.
what is cystic fibrosis?
cystic fibrosis is a disease passed down through families that causes thick, sticky mucus to build up in the lungs, digestive tract, and other areas of the body. it is one of the most common chronic lung diseases in children and young adults. it is a life-threatening disorder. most folks with cf don't live past their mid thirties, although thanks to new drugs those that have cf are suffering less and less, and living longer lives.
how are you doing this?
just by having ebay sales as well as raising money at live shows when i tour. i try to get rid of stuff that's just piling up and collecting dust. everything gets signed and i even include some surprises. at live shows we have a bucket on the merch table and after every show i do a signing right by the bucket and everyone drops a few bucks in. sometimes though kids raise money on their own leading up to a show and will drop over a couple hundred. it's happened more than once.
i have tons of stuff i want to get rid of can i send it to you?
nope! not right now. i just don't have the room to store everyone's old action figure collection. when i run out of stuff, which may never happen, i might start taking toy donations but until then, i suggest you hang onto it or sell it for charity yourself. thanks for thinking of doing something good with your stuff though.