Sunday, January 8, 2012

Day 8: Told a Joke

"What is invisible and smells like carrots? Easter Bunny farts."

This is the joke I told. (Technically my daughter told it via thought bubble cue cards)

Now you are probably asking yourself, "How is that a random act of kindness?"

What if I told you that telling this joke was helping somebody cope with and fight against cancer? Well that is why I did today's random act of kindness. Off the recommendation of one of our tremendous Facebook followers, I visited a website called Jokes 4 Miles. There I learned the story of fellow Chicagoans, Miles and his father:

"For the past three years, my son Miles has been fighting brain cancer. While in the hospital, I asked his schoolmates, doctors, comedians, celebrities and total strangers to tape a joke for him to watch. Now, as he’s facing a third recurrence, I'm on a quest to get 5,000 people to tape a quick joke or well-wish, to show him he’s not alone in his fight against cancer. As we attempt to get 5,000 people to tell Miles a joke, we hope to create awareness worldwide and inspire people to go out of their way to tell a joke to someone facing a serious illness. We will soon be reaching out to other kids like Miles."



I instantly knew that this is something that I (and hopefully all of the 366 Random Acts Facebook friends, Twitter and blog followers) had to do. So even if you are the most unfunny person out there, join me in helping Miles reach his goal of 5,000 jokes by submitting one of your own at Jokes 4 Miles.

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