Volume 51, Number 30

eighteen pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, July 24, 2014

Members of Spina Bifida Foundation launch “Ten/Tenn/$10” campaign

Scott and Pat Price, a father and son from Nashville are seekers of goodwill.
Pat, who was born with spina bifida is active in the work of the Spina Bifida Foundation. His father Scott currently serves as Chairman.
In 2003-2004, they traveled more than 57,000 miles across 50 states interviewing 106 individuals. The people they met were extraordinary folks who said extraordinary things. The result is a captivating tale, told in words and photos, titled “Looking for Goodwill”.
The story showcases the inherent goodness of Americans and confirms the Price’s philosophy that “you reflect what you expect.” With each interviewee, they left a stamped, self addressed envelope and an enclosed letter asking the person to take the $10 inside and do goodwill with it.
The results were incredible. One man bought stationary and then sent $10 of his own money to a list of thirteen friends asking them “to do good” in the manner the Prices advised. His $10 turned into $1,920 of additional contributions. Another woman used the $10 to buy school supplies and toys for children in the Republic of Kiribati, an island in the Pacific Ocean.
Pat and Scott have recently made a gift in the amount of $9,500 to the Spina Bifida Foundation. Their gift actually represents 95 separate gifts of $100, each of which is intended to honor the good-hearted people living in one of Tennessee’s 95 counties. Pat and Scott have made a $100 gift in honor of the people of Pickett County.
Because they believe that a great volunteer spirit is still flourishing across all 95 counties in Tennessee, from the Mississippi River to the Great Smoky Mountains, they plan to visit every county in Tennessee for the purpose of enlisting 10 Tennesseans in each county who will donate $10 each month for just 10 months. This “Ten/Tenn/$10” campaign will benefit the Spina Bifida Foundation and its valiant efforts to promote the prevention of our Nation’s most frequently occurring, permanently disabling birth defect.
Pat and Scott hope that by volunteering to be the first “Ten/Tenn/$10 participant in each county, they will inspire their fellow Tennesseans to join them in helping the Spina Bifida Community to prevent this birth defect and enhance the lives of all those affected by Spina Bifida.
Anyone who would like to make a contribution to this “Ten/Tenn/$10 campaign, may use one of our return envelopes, or visit the website www.spinabifidaassoication.org, or call toll free at 1-800-621-3141 ext. 17.

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