We Think Mary Can
Support Mary's Campaign while helping homeless youth
TO QUIT SMOKING FOR THE NEXT 40 YEARS!!.
I chose this goal because
I have been sucking down cigarettes for almost 17 years. I am turning 30, which I am very excited about. I vowed a long time ago I would quit on my 30th birthday so unfortunately it is time for me to stop. While I don't particularly fear death. I am not a big fan of the idea of dying of lung cancer or having to speak through one of those throat mics. I also like the idea of being able to taste my food, regain my sense of smell (well considering where I work not really), and walk up a flight of stairs without wheezing.
This may well be the worst decision I have ever made in my life. I love smoking, and without it, I will lose my primary reason to wake up every morning as well as my main coping mechanism. I need your help and support.
And, if and when I turn 70, I will resume smoking with a vengeance. I am going to throw a smoking party where all attendees will be forced to chain smoke. If you donate, you will be invited.
I'm helping because
I heart ATC. They are my single favorite organization in the city (aside from my own). They do amazing work with kids on the street, including some of the ones who come to Homeless Youth Alliance. They have had some difficult recent funding setbacks, and need all of the support they can get.
About At The Crossroads
ATC walks the streets of San Francisco, reaching out to homeless youth and young adults on their turf. We work with young people who others have given up on, who would not get help without us. Since we started 16 years ago, we have worked with more than 6,500 youth, helping them build outstanding lives.