November 22, 2009

November 22, 2009
Shop and Help Dab the AIDS Bear

Welcome to another day in my life. Today is Sunday and the end of another weekend. I hope you have had a safe and great weekend.

For many people, this is a very busy time of year. Many are starting their journeys to be with loved ones and friends for the Thanksgiving holiday. So to start off my blog today, I would like to wish all of you safe travel wishes and a very Happy Thanksgiving week.

It seems like I am always on the road going for one city to another. Whether it is for Dab the AIDS Bear and I to help publicize events like AIDS Walks, rides, GLBT prides or health fairs. Dab the AIDS Bear and I also spend most of the year raising donations of money and items to be given to children with HIV and AIDS at our Teddy Bear Touchdowns around the world. But I must admit even though we get to meet a ton of great people, traveling can be not only costly but very tiring. We end up spending a lot of time away from home, my close friends and my pets. So it is greatly appreciated when people come up and say hello when we are visiting their city. So thanks to all of you who make us feel so welcomed when we meet you. It means a lot to us. Unfortunately we are rarely in one city for more than a few days so we do not always get to spend the amount of time we would like to with each of you. And some times because of tight scheduling we do not even get to see some of you would have send us invites to stop by. So please except our apologies if we missed seeing you during one of our trips.

We have a new way you can help bring hope and joy to children with HIV and AIDS during the holiday seasons. Dab the AIDS Bear and I have teamed up with Good Search which is a search engine similar to Google. But there are 2 major difference between Good Search and Google. First they donate to charitable organizations like Dab the AIDS Bear Project. The over 1.300 participating merchants also have special discounts and saving you receive when using Good Search.

So how can you help at no cost to you? One you add the Dab the AIDS Bear Project toolbar for IE or Firefox, each time you shop at one of the more than 1,300 participating stores, a percentage of what you spend will be donated to us at no extra cost to you! (you could even save money as the toolbar provides great coupons and deals). The toolbar also has a search box and each time you search the Internet, about a penny is donated to us. No registration is required!

So I am asking all of you who read my blog to please download the Dab the AIDS Bear Good Search toolbar and search your little hearts out. (We get approximately a penny for each search.) We also get a specific percentage of the sale you purchase. Each store tells you before you click on their website how much we will receive.

As always, thanks so much for your help, your friendship and all the comments we receive during the year.

Until we meet again; here's wishing you health, hope and happiness.

big bear hug,

Daddy Dab