Rhuematoid Arthritis Guy’s Birthday Wish

Dear Fellow Superheroes,

April is an extra-special month. Not only do I turn 39 years old on April 18th, but my blog RheumatoidArthritisGuy.com also starts its “4th Season” less than a week later. (My first blog post was three years ago, on April 24, 2009!)

I’m dreaming big about what I want my birthday gift to be this year. Here’s the catch, though: I don’t want something just for myself. I want something for *all* of us superheroes around the world who are living with inflammatory arthritis.

I want to turn Show Us Your Hands! into an official 501(c)3 nonprofit organization by the end of 2012!

In order to do so, however, we need to raise the funds that are required to pay for all of the different start-up costs. That is why this year, I’m dedicating my birthday wish to this wonderful cause.

Will you please join me this month in celebrating my real-life and superhero birthdays, by contributing to the Show Us Your Hands! Start-Up Fund?

For more information on how to contribute, please visit my birthday wish page.

All donors will be recognized on the Show Us Your Hands! website.

Sincerely,
RA Guy

7 Comments
7 comments
  1. leslie says:

    Congratulations.. funny my grandfathers b day was on the 18 my sons 21 and my grandmothers is the 24.. April is a great month

  2. RA Guy says:

    Thank you, Carla.

    We (myself, Cathy, and Lene) have done some research regarding non-profit incorporation requirements, and have put together an estimated budget which includes the following items:

    $800 State and Internal Revenue Service filing and registration fees
    $700 Internet, telephone, and additional operating expenses
    $300 Professional services (accounting and legal)
    $200 Training books and educational materials (internal)

    This gives us an estimated total of $2000.

    If you have any other questions, please let me know!

    Cheers,
    RA Guy

  3. HayWire0831 says:

    HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY! Thanks for offering up such a selfless birthday gift that we could all participate in. My donation has been accepted. :-)

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