We waited with baited breath, but it’s finally official:
Raid from the Heart is being held on Saturday, October 16th!* 12:15pm server time!
Last year, some of you may recall that Big Bear Butt held a Raid for the Cure, in honour of one of his guildmates who ended up being diagnosed with breast cancer. Anyone who attended last year can attest to the fact that it was a good bit of fun, all in support of an excellent cause.
This year, as the name would suggest, is about raising awareness with matters of the heart. No, no – not all that girly emotional stuff that us men get confused with. It’s literally one’s heart – which, as far as I’m concerned, is an equally excellent cause as RftC was (and still is). And like last year, I expect this raid will have just as many people who have been affected, directly or indirectly, by the many varying heart conditions out there. So, I’m also sure it will be a moving event, as well…yes, some of that girly emotional stuff.
The event will be held on the Kael’thas – US server, with hosts on both Horde and Alliance factions. For more in-depth details, they can be found on BBB’s blog here. You’ll also find some info on where you can donate or you can even score a pretty sweet t-shirt via the Cafepress store.
My Grandfather (father’s side) died from his second heart attack when I was 10. My Grandmother (mother’s side) died when I was 16 from her second stroke (which I associate with the heart because of the H&S Foundation.) Heck, I even had one of my good army buddies have heart surgery before he was 30, and he’s a personal trainer, so you can imagine how the advances in heart research have saved his life.
You can damn well bet I’m going to be there.
So, come on out – support the cause and have some fun!
* Oh yeah – Cataclsym, December 7th. For reals.
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