It's that time of year, boys and girls. Time to torture myself with everlasting awakeness all in the name of charity and
Yes, the Blogathon is upon us once again on July 26th.
Last year, I raised a nice amount of money for the Daniel Pearl Foundation, thanks to blogging help from Melly. Yes, it turned into a boob-fest, but that's besides the point. And don't come looking for that this year, it ain't happening.
What is Magen David Adom? Here's what Laurence posted:
Magen David Adom (MDA) was organized in 1930 in Tel Aviv as a volunteer "shoestring" operation by a group of seven Israeli doctors, as a one-room emergency medical service. A second MDA group formed in Haifa in 1931 and a third in Jerusalem in 1934. In 1935, a national organization was formed to provide medical services to the public and the Hagana. MDA Ambulance Its founding members were physicians, members of the Hagana and private citizens. During the 1936-39 Arab Riots, MDA gave first-aid training to the Hagana and the auxiliary police and medical aid to the wounded. During World War II, MDA worked within the general framework of Israel's Civil Defense Organization, as an arm of the Jewish Legion of the British Forces. In July of 1950, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) ratified the Magen David Adom Law, which charged MDA with responsibility for:
- Providing auxiliary service to Israel's Army Medical Corps in wartime,
- including providing emergency medical care for the wounded and war refugees.
- Providing civilian emergency and medical and first-aid services and temporary shelter in emergency situations.
- Maintaining a blood bank for civilian use. Subsequently, MDA has played a major role in providing vital lifesaving services during each of Israel's wars, skirmishes and terrorist attacks; as well as in times of peace.
Meanwhile, I'm trying to figure out what to do for those 48 hours. I think I'd like a clearer definition of what I'm going to post about than I did last year.
So, music? Comics? Books? Fiction? Essays? Posts on my favorite things to do while drunk? Stories about my deranged family? Cute pictures of my kids? (kidding). Photos? Politics? Nah.
If you were going to read this blog for 24 hours straight (which I'm not really expecting anyone to do, but you'll go into the Small Victory Hall of Fame if you do) what would you want to see here?
The above button was made by Joni for the Blogathon folks. I'm thinking of asking her to make one with Lenore on it for me