You can think it’s just my obsession, or a passing fancy. You can think he’s a poseur who wears “cause” bracelets. You can think whatever you like about David Cook. This I know is true: he has some of the best, kindest and most dedicated fans around. I know, because I’ve met them and seen them in action. Raising funds to support causes near and dear to his heart (cancer research being just one of them), helping other fans in need and all kinds of things.
It’s a wonderful thing to see the influence he has on those of us who, a little more than a year ago, started following a self described “goober who likes to do crossword puzzles”. I’ve never been inclined to actively participate in things the way I have since my little Cookie journey began but I am a better person for doing so. (Plus, I get to see teh pretty in person! heh BONUS!) I’m bringing the good camera (and Duty as cameraman/partner in crime) so maybe I will get a few good shots of
David all the participants.
“Just got home from volunteering at the race packet pick up in Crystal City with JessicaT. What a fun night. I have to tell you all, the race organizers are BLOWN AWAY by David and all of his fans.
As soon as anyone in the room learned that we were on David’s team they had to come tell us how amazed they were. One of the main organizers talked to us for a while, wanting to know why the fans were so devoted.
They just couldn’t fathom the amount of money and participation that has been outpouring from all of David’s fans. We were there when the team broke $84,000 and the whole room erupted in cheers with us.
Seriously, it was really amazing. This is going to be one incredible day on Sunday. Everyone who has been involved in any way should feel so proud.”
I’m glad you’re having fun and enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing you done good. Your motivation for doing good shouldn’t matter, should it? I mean, you were led into this by your fan girl streak. So what? Those who have been touched by illness don’t care about that. Some people are active in charities because it’s their social outlet. That doesn’t make their money any more valuable than the “Cookie dough” that’s being raised by active fans.