Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Match It For Pratchett

A few months ago, the great Terry Pratchett - author of the Discworld series of fantasy novels, revealed that he had Early Onset Alzheimers - one of the most cruel diseases you can ever hope to have, both for the person suffering from it and for that person's loved ones.

Recently, he gave 500,000 pounds to the Alzheimer's Research Trust, and I can only hope that that Trust spends that money more wisely than most research places seem to spend the money they get.

Author Terry Pratchett attacks the NHS over Alzheimer's policy

Anyway, there's a movement afoot by Mr. Pratchett's fans around the world to "Match it for Pratchett" - donate as much or as little as you can, so that another 500,000 can be given to organizations researching this terrible disease.

Well, I suggest that all American fans of Pratchett make donations to the Alzheimer's Association.

However, before you give to this OR ANY OTHER CHARITY, make sure you check out that charity at this site:


which will tell you how much of your donation goes to the people who need it, and how much goes to the people at the top, who do the "schmoozing".

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