Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Pink Dinosaur Fundraiser for Cancer Research

Once upon a time, there was young man who liked to draw Dinosaurs, mostly for fun. One day he encountered a older cynical man who challenged him on the worthwhileness of this hobby. The cynic claimed that drawing Dinosaurs was a pointless endeavour, one that yielded no inherent benefit to society.

The younger man was upset by this, for while he knew that drawing Dinosaurs didn't necessarily combat the evils of the world nor fix humanity's problems, there was still something to it. He vowed to show the cynic how wrong they were. This month is the realization of that dream.

Today ART Evolved launches the first (of hopefully many) "PALAEO-ART FOR A DIFFERENCE!"


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and what better way to promote awareness is there than with Pink Dinosaurs?!

ART Evolved is organizing a Pink Dinosaur Fundraising Event for the month of October to benifit cancer research. I personally know too many people who have passed away and who are currently battling cancer, as I am sure many of you do too. Pink Dinosaurs is hoping to raise $500 towards cancer research (through the Canadian Cancer Society).

There are two ways to donate with Pink Dinosaurs:

First, visit our Pink Dinosaurs event page and donate directly there.

Second, please SEND IN a picture of a pink dinosaur to us here at artevolved@gmail.com and ART Evolved's administration will donate one dollar for each pink dinosaur submitted. We will post each pink dinosaur here throughout October, so find that pink marker and start drawing!

Again, our Pink Dinosaur Event Page is http://cancerevents.kintera.org/pinkdinosaurs. Thank you so much for supporting us and the Canadian Cancer Society. Your contributions are greatly appreciated.

I look forward to seeing many many pink dinosaurs here throughout October!


13 comments:

Albertonykus said...

So we get to draw dinosaurs and benefit the society with them? Count me in!

BlacknickSculpture said...

Count me in! I'm going to look for my pink marker ;)

lucyjain said...

Me too!!

Trish said...

What a wonderful idea! I might have to convince my friends to take a ride up and take a photo of Floyd!

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David Tana said...

This is great! Really excited about the whole thing. Will start spreading the word immediately.

Peter Bond said...

Thanks so much for the support, Albertonykus, Brian, Lucy, Trish, David! It's very exciting!

Spread the word! Pink Dinosaur stampede!

Albertonykus said...

What happens if you submit (for exapmle) five pink dinos in one drawing? Would that be five dinos or one?

Traumador said...

Albertonykus- while we'd hate to ruin the fun with a formalized rule set, it is a good question.

the goal is to hopefully have at least one piece of pink dino art a day for everyday of october (though at the rate they're already rolling in as of day 2 that shouldn't be a problem!)...

so feel free to submit in either format. i'd say if 5 pink dinos was your drawing goal, aim do 2 solos and a combo of 3 (thus giving us 3 days worth of material!)

Dinorider d'Andoandor said...

WHAT A COOL IDEA!

Taylor Reints said...

That's a great idea! To help you guys I'll work on some and if its okay I can spread the word on my blog (pterosauria.wordpress.com).

Anonymous said...

I'm posting this on my blog http://paleochick.tumblr.com at Paleochick's Digs. This idea is absolutely brilliant and I can't draw fast enough.

Thank YOU.
<3

Dinorider d'Andoandor said...

I'm leaving a post on my blog in spanish so you can reach a broader audience for this great initiative

RainbowReptile said...

Sounds awesome!