Your mission, should you decide to accept it…
Update: January 14, 2015 *the badge mission is over but the work and contribution continue…. Thanks for Caring, Giving and Inspiring in Support of Doctors Without Borders / Medicins Sans Frontieres
Update: July 1, 2014
Many people have already received their ‘I Care‘ and ‘I Gave‘ badges – which is great because it shows how thoughtful and passionate this community is about doing something great together. But have you signed up to be an inspiration?
The ‘I Inspire’ badge is earned when 3 other people each make a donation to MSF via our community fundraiser page. To make sure you get ‘credit’ for this, your friends and family should put your SCN UserName in the ‘Comments’ section of the donation page.
Last year, perhaps the most famous Challenge came from Clint Vosloo who volunteered to do 5 burpees for every dollar donated on his behalf. And he made good on his promise, the proof is out there on Youtube for everyone to enjoy. I believe Clint raised $150.00 for MSF, but the sport of watching his ‘burpee’ videos was priceless.
So if you’re wondering how to participate even more, let me try to give you some concrete steps.
- Edit the document and enter your name as a ‘Participant’ as well as what your particular ‘challenge’ will be. (Don’t forget to SAVE the document!)
- Reach out (emails, tweets, FB, or if you want to go Old School, phone calls and actual letters!) to your family and friends to ask for their support.
- If they don’t have access to SCN (some of us actually do have people in our lives who are not on SCN J) then you can edit the document again when they have made the donation in your name. I noticed that one member entered ‘Mom’ and ‘Dad’ as his sponsors – and as a parent, I am very well accustomed to helping my kids out with their fundraisers.
- And this one is even more fun – write a blog about what you did/are doing. Why are you doing it? Are you walking 3 miles a day for your own health? That’s wonderful! Do you think, while you are walking, that you are also helping fight the outbreak of Ebola that is happening NOW in West Africa, or helping to treat displaced persons in the turmoil of Iraq today? How did this feel? Whatever your particular challenge is (or challenges, because of course, you can do more than one), we want to know about it!
- Since this #sapcc challenge (not the ASUG Challenge, not the SAPPHIRENOW Challenge, and not the d-Code Challenge) this will go on for some time – probably until the late fall. So you don’t need to be present at an actual conference in order to participate – we can all participate virtually.
|Sue Keohan||Consume a Sazerac at ASUG||Marilyn Pratt||Steve Rumsby|
|Walk 3000 steps OUTSIDE the convention center||myself||Sue Keohan|
|I will do something ELSE! mwahhahaha||Jamie Oswald|
|I will work out 5 times per week until the event is over (and maybe keep it going afterwards).||myself||Jason Cao|
|Anthony Poltera||I made a $50 donation and challenge others to do the same||myself|
|I will Photoshop (MS Paint, actually) myself into any photo you send me, for any pledge of $10 or over (email me your choice of photo).||Sue Keohan|
|I will contribute 1 dollar for every content rich summary or takeaway blog of ASUG/Sapphire produced during the event and tagged #SAPCC (content rich= likes, significant comments,high views, commendations by moderators/mentors)||Sue Keohan||Laure Cetin|
|I will donate one dollar per attendee who attends the Security and Internal Controls SIGs joint Community Meeting on Wednesday at 12:30 PM.||myself|
|I will donate $1 for every mile I walk during the week (which should be a lot given the convention floor).|
|I will try to walk 3 miles every day||myself||Yassine Ben Abdelkader|
|Karen Rodrigues||I will give one hour per week to teach English to a student that need help with it.||myself||Eduardo Chagas|
|Fatih AYDIN||I will try to help my problems||myself||mom||dad|
I will ask any friends and family to donate to MSF for my birthday. This is directly inspired by Phil Loewen – who did the same thing last year.
Actually, I am stepping up my game. I happen to share a birthday with another well-known (well, in his own mind) SCN member, ASUG Volunteer, and Friend. I am going to challenge him to an EPIC BIRTHDAY SMACKDOWN. Greg Myers – Can you hear me? I’m making an entry in this table for you, and we’ll see who can bring it for Doctors Without Borders.
|Jarret Pazahanick||Jamie Oswald||Sally Rice (Sue’s mom) donated $500 because she really loves ME best. (Ha ha, just kidding, if my siblings are reading this)|
I will plan to run at least 15 miles during my time at D-Code!
I RAN 16.1 MI, INCLUDING THE 5K FUN RUN WITH SAP D-CODE!
|myself||(fill in your name here!)||(fill in your name here!)|
Me and my wife will teach a needy child in educational (Maths, Science, Hindi, English) and behavioral subjects for 1-2 hours a week back here in India
(Inspired by Karen Rodrigues)
|Rajkumar Narasimman||Let me do some thing else||myself|
I will be participating in ‘Hair for Hope’ charity event by going ‘bald’ on 27 July 2014, it is an event to raise fund for Children’s Cancer Foundation in Singapore. Please give me courage and support by donating to MSF.
Enclosed link below for your perusal.
|Mukesh Kumar||I will help in any context to others||My self|
|Greg Myers||EPIC BIRTHDAY SMACKDOWN||Greg Myers||Jamie Oswald||Andrew Fox|
|Alessandro Banzer||I made a donation already and looking for more support. Beside that I have two sponsored childs in the Philippines and my mum got a sponsorship as a birthday present this year. It’s far from an usual birthday present, but she was super surprised (the positive way) and finds the idea awesome. She already got some letters from her godchild and (as everyone knows women like to chat) she let’s everyone know and is always looking forward to the next letter. It doesn’t matter how you help, it’s more important that you do.||myself|
Please give me courage and support by Foundation for Children with Leukemia of Turkey
|myself||Okan Safak||osman ozgocer|
|Steffi Warnecke||Inspiring artists clearly inspire Steffi. Check this out: Buy a shirt & get feeling good about yourself for free!|
|Prashanth konduru||I made 20$ donation and ask others to donate for the good cause.||Myself|
|Philip Lim||I made a small donation and will add more later in the month when I get paid! I also inspired my son to give up his pocket money and also my retired mother to donate. I also encourage everyone to spare some time online to help volunteer for the United Nations (who work closely with MSF) at: https://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/vol/index.html||Morgan Linlye||Magdelene Lim (retired)||Ethan Lim (Phil’s son)|
Having just completed my first month at SAP Dublin and received my first pay cheque , I made a donation to “Doctors without Borders” to assist with training of Doctors and personnel.
This is to show my gratitude for the training and guidance I have been received from my colleagues within SAP.
I would urge everyone to make a SMALL contribution, which will make a BIG difference to Doctors without Borders.
|Myself||SAP Newbies||THE WORLD|
|Moshe Naveh||Walk without borders: I will walk 1 km for each 5 $ donated and will upload pictures to Twitter while doing so:)||Sue Keohan||Mom||Myself|
|Kamil Veselý||For each cent anybody sent on my behalf I will ride 1km on a bike, do 1 push-up, do 1 sit-up and do 1 squat. For example 1$ means 100 of each. Read more on my personal blog My personal challenge for 2015|
I hope you will join me in this Community Challenge.
Together we can be some of the ‘helpers’ that the world so desperately needs.
Most importantly, besides the FUN of participating in this challenge, is the fact that together the members of SAP Community Network and their loved ones will know that they have donated to an organization which provides desperately needed medical care. MSF provides assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters, and to victims of armed conflict. They do so irrespective of race, religion, creed, or political convictions. For all that the medical staff and volunteers at MSF do, we should be truly grateful.
I think it’s going to be fascinating to read peoples’ #SAPCC blogs, and learn their motivation behind their individual challenges. I’m really hoping that you do too. (Remember to tag your blog with #sapcc – that’s part of Marilyn Pratt‘s challenge!)