On this Mother’s Day, we’ve made our first donation of CBR11 to the American Cancer Society in memory of AlabamaPink. Thanks to generous contributions from people like you, ad revenue from this site, profits from our merchandise on RedBubble and earnings from our Amazon affiliate links, we’ve been able to give $200 today.
Amanda “AlabamaPink” Amos was one of the original “Eloquents” at the pop-culture website, Pajiba, and her challenge with Brian Prisco formed the first Cannonball Read. Since she lost her battle with leukemia, AlabamaPink has inspired thousands of books to be read in her name. Read reviews that she wrote for that first Cannonball Read in 2008.
Our donations come from a few sources. My trusty gang and I volunteer all of our time, so it’s only the upkeep of the website that needs to be covered. Anything over those costs goes into our donation amount. You can help us increase our next donation in a pretty easy way: spreading the word about cannonballread.com! That’s right, every time you share a review you wrote or tell someone about a review someone else posted, you’re helping to drive traffic to our site. So tweet, post and share links as often as possible.
You can also help out by making a direct donation; buying a t-shirt, totebag or other CBR merchandise; popping through any our Amazon affiliate links at the bottom of every review or the link to Brian Prisco’s book that’s in the footer of our site whenever you’re shopping on Amazon. You don’t have to buy books, you can purchase anything on Amazon, and a percentage of your purchase goes to CBR at no extra charge to you. If you’d like to make your own direct donation to the American Cancer Society in AlabamaPink’s name, please do so and let me know about it. We’ll add your donation to our annual amount.
Thanks to all of you for helping Cannonball Read remember AlabamaPink and stick it to cancer, one book at a time!