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Bill Joy

Dear Friends -
Many of you may know I met my wife at a disco in 1978.... and if you didn't you should, since life is a series of strange and wonderful coincidences..... this is coming back to me since I have agreed to participate in an event that raises money to fight breast cancer., by dancing! 
Too many of us have had our lives touched by this terrible disease - for us, four of our closest friends are survivors....  and I lost both my parents to cancer.  So to say I am passionate about this cause is an understatement.
I will be DANCING on March 16th to raise money to fight breast cancer at an event called Dancing With Chicago Celebrities.  It is a charity that is all volunteer, with no paid staff, and every year, they pull off an event that raises lots of money, literally a dollar at a time.  So while I am practicing my fancy moves - and getting nervous in the process - I am writing to ask you to help me make an even bigger impact.
There are three ways you can help me in my quest to win their coveted MVP award....
1.  Come enjoy the event and cheer me on in person  You can buy tickets here (make sure to choose my name from the pull down menu on the order form):
2  You can also make a donation, every possible penny of which will go to the cause (this group has no paid staff and is run by all volunteers so it is really efficient). Just click on the "sponsor me" blue button on the top of this page under the thermometer.
3. You can also donate something for our silent auction.  If you can help with this email me or just click here:
I want to raise a lot of money.  It will fund innovative research into the prevention of breast cancer and it will fund access to care for women in Chicago who cannot afford mammograms.  Every penny of your donation (with the exception of credit card fees) will go directly to the work... there is no more efficient way to help.
Thank you so much for considering, and for your generosity.


  • Goal $10,000.00
  • Raised $12,975.00
Top Donations
  • Bryan Thomas - $1,950.00
  • Peter C Wilson - $1,950.00
  • Keith Litavsky - $780.00
  • Michael R Klingl - $585.00
  • Mark Losher and David Shapiro - $500.00
Donor Date Amount Message
Linda Lies Lies Mannix 3/18/2018 $100.00 Good work for a a worthy cause Bill!!
Matt and Jeana Garms 3/17/2018 $50.00
Sean E Cosgrove 3/16/2018 $50.00 You were lousy at tennis, but I concede to you for dancing!
Mark J. Galler 3/16/2018 $125.00
Mark and Georgia Perrotta 3/15/2018 $60.00 Think of Jo and "Spin her like you used to!"
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