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    Default Movember 2019 and Team Standing Stone Games

    As some of you may know, I do two fundraising drives for charity every year: Extra Life and Movember. I'm kicking off Movember again for both the DDO and LOTRO communities, with the goal of raising money for important men's mental and physical health issues through Team Standing Stone Games!




    Why Movember?

    Ever since I started doing this seven years ago, I have been getting private messages on the forums from players directly impacted by the things Movember provides research and support to. I hear from men suffering from cancers, thanking me for doing this. I hear from all genders about their loved ones; fathers, brothers, husbands, friends, partners, and children. Some have been through mental and physical health issues, and others want to make sure they have the support they need in the future should something happen.


    Of particular relevance to me, and I believe the gaming community in general, is this year's focus on mental health. Too often men feel obligated to "tough it out" and keep their feelings to themselves. Too many struggle in silence. I've been guilty of that myself.


    The Movember Foundation aims to reduce the rate of male suicide by 25% by 2030, and I want to help them get there.


    Listen if someone is struggling. Reach out to them if they aren't getting the help they need. Help them take action if necessary.


    As a token of thanks, we will once again be offering minor incentives to people who donate. Also like usual, if you want in on the giveaways, I need you to send me a quick Private Message on the forums so I can get your info in one place.


    About Movember:


    Read about the start and growth of Movember here: https://us.movember.com/about/history


    Read Movember's annual reports, tax forms, audited statements, and more here: https://us.movember.com/about/annual-report


    Read the financial snapshot here: https://us.movember.com/about/money


    To donate to me:


    https://mobro.co/jerrysnook


    To donate to others on the Team:


    https://moteam.co/standingstonegames


    ANYONE is welcome to join the Standing Stone Games team.


    I have set a goal of raising $2,000 personally and a total of $3,000 with Team Standing Stone Games. Since 2013, we have raised almost $19,000 for men's health!


    Incentives


    If you donate at least $10, you will be entered into the various Point and other drawings that are unlocked by Team Standing Stone Games reaching certain milestones. If you donate to me or another Team member, it counts!


    To get them, make sure to send me a private message on the forums with the following information, so I can track it to a donation and get you your stuff. Please include the following:


    The name you used for your donation:
    Forum name (or Twitter handle, etc.):
    Amount Donated:
    Date of Donation (approximate is fine):


    Group incentives:


    $1000 - Five 500 DDO Point codes and five picks from the Community Loot List that will be randomly distributed to people who donate at least $10 to the fundraising effort through a random-number-generated drawing.
    $2000 - Five more 500 DDO Point codes and five more Community Loot List picks will be randomly distributed to folks who donate $10+.
    $3000 - Five more 500 DDO Point codes and five more Community Loot List will be randomly distributed to folks who donate $10+.


    Individual incentives:


    $5 - Forum Title of your choice, within the community guidelines. PM me with your desired choice. If you already have a custom title, I can add another!
    $10 - Custom Forum Avatar - Let me know what you want your avatar to be, and I'll do my best to make it happen.
    $20+ - For every $20 donated, you'll get a stack of TEN Pork Barrels and a pick from the Community Loot List.


    All incentives are cumulative, so if you donate $50, you also get the benefits of the lower tiers. If you have a specific request based on the level of your donation, just PM me and we'll sort it out. I will be taking donations through December 1st. All giveaways and incentives will take place after December 1st.


    Thank you for supporting men's health.


    Sincerely,
    Jerry Snook
    Cordovan - Community Manager, Standing Stone Games
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    Thank you to everyone who donated through the weekend! Over the weekend I was able to hit my $2,000 goal. Due to a snowstorm hitting the area my schedule has been messed up, but I intend to do the drawings this week, and work throughout the week to get Extra Life stuff out before turning my attention to Movember.
    Have fun, and don't forget to gather for buffs!
    Follow DDO on: Facebook Twitter Pinterest
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    Hello from Standing Stone Games! Facebook Twitter
    For Support: https://help.standingstonegames.com



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    I went to do the drawings tonight for the Group Incentives this Movember and realized the number of individual donors was pretty darn close to the number of group incentives I was going to give out, so I'm going to make it easy on myself and nice for you - everyone's a winner!



    In addition to the regular individual incentives, I will get everyone a points code and an extra pick from the Community Loot List. I have to admit that the total number of donors for both Extra Life and Movember this year is a bit overwhelming (which is a good thing), so I'm behind on my incentive distribution. I am hoping to first take care of Extra Life, then turn my attention to Movember. The goal is to get everything done within the next couple of weeks.
    Have fun, and don't forget to gather for buffs!
    Follow DDO on: Facebook Twitter Pinterest
    Join us on Twitch!
    Hello from Standing Stone Games! Facebook Twitter
    For Support: https://help.standingstonegames.com



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