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Donny Osmond
  • Paying it Forward and Going MAD

    It’s been a while since we’ve sent you an update; we have been so very busy working on our program. Many people have been Paying It Forward to their favorite charities including Ben Cahoon who just retired from the CFL (Canadian Football league )this year he chose to Pay It Forward to the Lou Gherig’s Disease. We are presently finishing a promotional commercial for M.A.D. Pay It Forward, as soon as it’s complete I’ll forward it to you in an e-mail. We’ve been pressing forward with our program and we already have a huge event for next year in the works.
    It’s been a while since we’ve sent you an update; we have been so very busy working on our program. Many people have been Paying It Forward to their favorite charities including Ben Cahoon who just retired from the CFL (Canadian Football league )this year he chose to Pay It Forward to the Lou Gherig’s Disease. We are presently finishing a promotional commercial for M.A.D. Pay It Forward, as soon as it’s complete I’ll forward it to you in an e-mail. We’ve been pressing forward with our program and we already have a huge event for next year in the works.

    I’ll explain more on that but first, James and I are very excited to share with you an upcoming M.A.D. Pay It Forward event for this coming June/2011. Our Stake Presidents wife and I were talking about the program and we thought it would be a great idea to get the youth involved in the program. So I came up with the idea of a “M.A.D. Pay It Forward” car wash and presented the idea to the young men and young women’s Stake youth leaders. They loved the idea! This will be a Stake wide event involving all the Wards and Branches. How it will work is that each youth will invite 3 people to came and get their car washed, those same 3 people invite 3 people, and so on and so on……We will also be promoting this event in the newspapers and on radio. We’ll be driving to as many of the Wards and Branches as possible to take picture s and video of the event. We’ll be talking with the youth and those having their cars washed to get their thoughts and or feelings on the Pay It Forward event. In addition when we contact the News papers and Radio stations we will be inviting them to come and get their vehicles washed and ask them to Pay that invite Forward and invite 3 people they know to come and get their vehicles washed. The proceeds for this event will be going to CMN and Olive Osmonds Perpetual Hearing Fund. In addition to this We have a T-shirt ect… designing company and are creating a special t-shirt to sell to raise funds for the Japan efforts. When it’s finished we’ll forward you a picture of it plus we’ll bring you one in July.

    As mentioned above we have a huge “M.A.D. Pay It Forward” event in the works for June of 2012. Starting in the next couple of months we will be working with my buddy Lezhai who is also a MAD participant and Justin Osmond to get things arranged and organized for a 5K and a 10K marathon or walkathon that will also include a dinner and concert with your brother Merrill. All the proceeds will be going to the Olive Osmond Perpetual Hearing Fund. We’ll again be contacting, the radio, newspapers, magazines, and TV to promote this event.

    Donny this program you started has changed our lives on so many levels. The very meaning of Pay it Forward also mean that people are continuously changing lives of those that around them and beyond. Thank you for the wonderful opportunity you inspired at last year’s GT. Sorry this e-mail is so long but Pay It Forward has just been growing and groeing. We haven’t even put everything that’s been happening in here we just added the larger events.

    Again here is the link to our website: http://www.wix.com/jameslaurie/madpayitforward

    Thank you again so very much for M.A.D.
    God Bless,
    James & Laurie

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