What have I gotten myself into? How about the chance to act like a complete moron for my favorite charity? True story. I am both honored and bewildered that the Des Moines Social Club has asked me to participate in the contest to become Des Moines’ Social Czar.
Turns out, you don’t have to be a scenester after 6 p.m. or stay awake past 10 p.m. on a school night to be considered for the award..and for that, I thank them.
They are widdling the field from ten, to five finalists and I’ll need your vote to make the top five in a Bash to be held on New Years Eve. If you are so inclined, you can vote for me here.
So, here’s the pitch…
As many of you know, my daughter was born with a birth defect in her right eye. Because of this, my wife and I have supported Prevent Blindness Iowa (PBI) for almost a decade and I have served as a board member for the last two years.
PBI’s mission is to prevent blindness and preserve site. PBI does a ton of great work, but my true passion with the organization is their vision screening of almost 20,000 Iowa children every year. These screenings identify vision problems that a lot of parents never knew their children had. Catching these problems early allows for better results to maintain vision and prevent problems like lazy eye (which my daughter also suffers from.)
I encourage you to learn more about PBI on their Website or watch this video I helped them put together.
Thanks for stopping by, and my apologies for acting like a complete moron – this is for a good cause! So if you’re so inclined, rock the vote here.