Running For A Cure For Breast Cancer

CIBC run for the cure.On October 5, 2008 Beanstalk President (Mary Davies), CEO (Dave Davies) ran in the Run For The Cure – a run for a cure for breast cancer.

The issue is an important one and become even more important personally when Mary discovered that her cousin (Heather) was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year.

After calling on the SEO community, our clients and our friends (and even putting a table in front of our house inviting people to donate) we raised over $2,500. That’s over $1000 higher than our target.

A big thanks goes out to all who donated but a very special thanks goes out to the following donors who really stepped up and helped us raise as much as we did:

Top Donors:

Beanstalk SEO – $500
Figured we should probably donate. 🙂

Metro Hi Speed – $500
Mark Madson and the Metro Hi Speed team won HUGE points with us (not that they needed to – we use them for our internet fax services and their services are awesome). With the single largest donation, tied only with Beanstalk’s own – well, that’s just awesome.
Note: we’ve done business with this company.

WeBuildPages – $475
I’ve got to tip my hat big time to Jim Boykin over at He’s organized chirty events at SES and SMX, sponsors events at the conferences and now a great donation for breast cancer research. They also offer some solid SEO services and link building and they have my respect in that area as well.

WeDo Hosting – $275
Arguably the best web hosting in Canada, WeDo Hosting and their CEO Robert Gagnon generously sponsored the event with a $275 donation. Big thanks go out to Rob and the WeDo team that keeps our sites up-and-running. 🙂
Note: we’ve done business with this company.

Able Trophies – $100
Able Trophies is an awesome company to do business with. they sell a variety of corporate awards including crystal awards, glass, marble and more. Great service and support.
Note: we’ve done business with this company.

Bill Slawski – $100
The man who made me incredibly paranoid at SES San Jose 2007 simply by attending the session I was speaking at on Google patents (understand that he was a lawyer who went into design and search engine marketing in 1996). He’s now the Director of Search Marketing at KeyRelevance.

Kristine Schachinger – $60
Kristine is a great friend of Dave’s and of Beanstalk. She’s easily one of the best accessibility, usability and professional web design (formerly linked to: experts around. She easilly makes our list of HIGHLY recommended web designers and web development consultants.
Note: we’ve done business with this person.

Livery Stables – $50
A big thanks to Chris & Kerrie over at Livery Stables for this kind donation. While I don’t have a horses for sale, nor can I buy one (living in the city and all) I appreciate their support and kind gesture.
Note: we’ve done business with this company.

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