Sunday, April 22, 2012
Day 113: Posted Flyers (Electronically)
Day 8, I had the opportunity to meet Len Austrevich and his son Miles. For those that are new to the blog, Len has launched a campaign called Jokes 4 Miles. He is trying to get 5,000 people to tell his son a joke in an effort to help fight cancer through humor. So far, there have been hundreds of jokes told on the site by such big names as Jay Leno, Bill Murray, Ernie Banks, Amy Poehler, and Ryan Garcia. (haha) Although there have been a bunch of jokes told, Len still needs more. The reason being is that Miles is headed to Los Angeles in a week for a new treatment for his cancer that will leave him in isolation anywhere from 3-6 months. During this time, Len was hoping that Miles would be able to view the jokes from his new friends around the world. With the help of The Laugh Factory (both the Chicago and LA locations), Len is hosting a 30-Hour Joke-A-Thon where anyone can stop by and tell a joke to Miles. I will be volunteering at the Joke-A-Thon for Day 115 (sorry to spoil the surprise) and I ask that is anyone is near those locations, please stop by and tell a joke. (If not, it is super easy to record and post here!) In the mean time however, for today's random act of kindness, I am using this forum, Facebook, and Twitter to virtually post flyers with the details of the event.