IT'S THE GREAT BATFROG, CHARLIE BROWN!
It's time to play the music! It's time to light the lights! It's time to wear a Kermit the Frog costume at a charity 5k!
This Halloween, Batfrog will rise out of his pumpkin patch to fight cancer at the LA Cancer Challenge 5K on October 21st. The LACC helps the Hirshberg Foundation raise money to fund research and programs designed to improve patient care, offer better treatment options and, ultimately find a cure for pancreatic cancer.
If you give me* money, I will reward you by running the 5K in a stupid costume. This year, I'll trade you your money for my pride in the form of a KERMIT THE FROG costume!
That's right, after almost a decade of these weird costumes, I'm finally going as my namesake, the great Batfrog (or at least his alter-ego).
$250: Kermit t-shirt
$500: Kermit hat + Kermit green clothes
$750: Kermit hat + Kermit green clothes + Kermit gloves
$1000: FULL KERMIT: oversized Kermit plush headpiece + green clothes + gloves
**This thing is legit, I promise. We're making it from a vintage 1980s officially licensed costume pattern.
$1250: add Kermit feet
$1500: look honestly I'm out of ideas, what do you want me to do for $1500? tell me and I'll do it
$2500: I will carry a banjo and pretend to play Rainbow Connection along the race course. I do not know how to play the banjo
$5000: FULL BATFROG: I will somehow find a way to wedge my old Batman cowl over the giant Kermit head
Pancreatic cancer has a five-year survival rate of just 7% and is the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the US. The average life expectancy after diagnosis is three to six months.
I cover all registration fees and costume expenses so 100% of your generous donations can fund research and provide support for pancreatic cancer patients and caregivers.
Read more about why I do this, see pictures of me looking stupid at past races, and learn more about this year's costume at sarahmertan.com/volunteerism/batfrog/
*You're really giving the Hirshberg Foundation money, since donations made through this site go directly to them (and are tax-deductible for you), but it sounds a lot funnier to say give me money so just go with it, okay?
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