Subservient Chris made an appearance again just the other night. This time, he was doing wacky things in order to help raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Community members (and awesome Gnomedex core volunteer members!) Liana and Michelle are both running in the Amica Seattle 1/2 Marathon on November 28. This half marathon is being held in conjunction with Team in Training, and both girls are working their proverbial butts off to get ready.
Thank you to the many community members who donated to this awesome cause on Monday night! If we don’t have your Twitter url linked to your name below, please drop me an email and I will get you added if you wish. Those of you who wished to remain anonymous are not on the list, but we are grateful to you just the same.
As I mentioned the other day, I will be turning into Subservient Chris again this New Year’s Eve. In the past, all of the money donated during the event has gone to the IRC network that I am associated with. The folks at GeekShed are an awesome group of people, many of whom I’ve worked with for years! This year, though, we’re doing things a lot differently. GeekShed is only keeping a small portion of the monies raised. I brought my awesome assistant Kat in during this video to talk to all of you about what we’re doing this year – and why.
Cory Carrier became a member of the Lockergnome community before there even was a community. He was quite young when he first started showing up. Despite his age at the time, he became a very important contributor to what we were doing. His intelligence, maturity and sense of humor pulled people in towards him. His compassion and huge heart kept them there.
Cory lived his life with a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy, spending his days in a wheelchair and even hooked up to a ventilator to help him breathe much of the time. However, Cory never let MD stop him, or hold him back. He never let it define him, nor how he lived his life. He loved life, and it showed. He laughed in the face of his disease, naming himself Gimpi in our chat room, and Krippl on Twitter.
Sadly, we lost Cory back on October first, due to complications with the H1N1 virus. Cory’s loss devastated myself and our community, but none more so than Kat. She and Cory had a special bond. He referred to her as his “Internet Mom”, and she claimed him as her “son”. She loves to tell stories of his wicked sense of humor, including the times he would scare the life out of substitute teachers in high school. Apparently, Cory had a button on his wheelchair that when pushed would emit a loud, high-pitched beeping noise. When he had a sub, Cory would push the button and then slump over in his chair. He cracked himself up all the time, and brought smiles to those around him.
In Cory’s memory, we are donating 75% of this year’s donations to the Tucson, AZ chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. They worked with Cory and his family for many years. Cory raised money for the MDA tirelessly, even serving as the Ambassador at least once. This is the best way that we could come up with to honor his memory.
Join us on New Year’s Eve beginning at 10pm Eastern time. For a minimum ten dollar donation, I will perform random crazy acts at your request… much like the Subservient Chicken. Even if you cannot be with us during the event, you can still make your donation (and request!) ahead of time. Simply head to my live page, and scroll down below the video and chat box. You’ll see the place where you can enter your donation information.
Thanks so much to Kat, who has worked tirelessly putting this together this year, and spreading the word around the World. Let’s work together to make this event one that will never be forgotten… and one that will hopefully help the MDA continue the amazing work they do with patients and their families.
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This year, we will once again be doing the Subservient Chris fundraiser on New Year’s Eve, from 10:00 PM until 1:00 AM Eastern Time. That’s 7pm until 10pm Pacific time, where I live! In the past, the monies raised were donated 100% to the irc network that my channel is found on. This year, we are doing things a bit differently, so listen carefully.
Back on October 1st, long-time community member Cory Carrier passed away. Cory suffered from Muscular Dystrophy basically all of his life. We lost him due to complications from the H1N1 Flu virus. Cory was highly active within our community, and on IRC. He was loved by everyone he came in contact with, and his loss has left a huge hole in our hearts.
We wanted to do something to commemorate our years with Cory, and the impact he had on all of us. The best thing we can think of is to give back to the charity that helped Cory nearly all of his life. The local chapter of the MDA in Tucson, AZ is who worked with Cory and his family. Therefore, this year we will be donating 25% of the monies raised to GeekShed IRC network to help with operating expenses. The greater portion of your donations – 75% – will be sent directly to the Tucson chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association in Cory’s name.
I cannot express enough how much it means to myself and my staff to be able to do this. Cory was an amazing person. If you ever talked with him at all, you’ll know what a great sense of humor he had, how much he loved all things technology, and how much he truly cared about people.
So how does this thing work? It’s simple, young grasshoppers. My assistant Kat will be hooked into the stream with me via Mumble. She has access to see donations made to the GeekShed account. For a minimum $10.00 donation, you can request something silly for me to do. Keep in mind that I will not do anything illegal or immoral… or disgusting. In the past, I have been known to sing and dance, put peanut butter on my face, and end the night in a dress with heels and makeup. Just about anything goes, and I’m looking to help raise a LOT of money for the MDA!!
Have your donations ready, along with your Subservient Chris requests. When making your donation that night to GeekShed, put your request for me in the comments section, so that Kat will know what to have me do! I’m looking forward to this, and I hope all of you will join us for a fun-filled – and very worthwhile – New Year’s Eve!
If you were with us last New Years’ Eve, you know what we have in store for you this year! If you weren’t, you truly have no idea what you missed! What is a Subservient Chris, you might be asking right now… well, let me take a few moments to fill you in!
I’m sure you’ve heard of the Burger King Subservient Chicken. This idea was based off of that lovely little chicken! The WyldRyde IRC Network is where my live chat is hosted – for free! The people who maintain this network are hard working and dedicated, and each of them volunteer their time and expertise. I am indebted to them for everything they do for me, day in and day out. WyldRyde depends on money raised via donations and ad revenue in order to keep the servers running. WyldRyde is home to more than 700 chat rooms, all of which are absolutely free to set up and use!
Last year, I learned that the head of the network, usrbingeek had been paying a large portion of the network’s bills out of his own pocket. I decided that since he and his staff give so much to me, it was time I give back to them. Thus, the idea of Subservient Chris was born! For a minimum $10.00 donation to the network, people could make silly demands of me. I had to sing, dance, put my dog on my head, and even ended the night in a dress! Any request is granted once a donation is made, as long as it’s nothing illegal or degrading. Remember, I have final veto power on any and all requests!
Yes – you guessed it! We’re going to revive Subservient Chris again this year! Join us on New Years’ Eve from 11pm – 2am EST (8pm – 11pm PST) while we ring in the new year by raising money to help meet WyldRyde’s fundraising goals! I promise, this is going to be an event you won’t want to miss!
Once again, thank you so much to usrbingeek and his entire Staff for everything you do. You guys are amazing, and I am so thankful to call WyldRyde my home!