AmEx Cardholders: Vote for

October 12, 2008

For those of you who have been interested in the Bloggers challenge and the participation by ScienceBlogs’ters and the DrugMonkey Blog Readers in particular, there is a new way to help. is in the running for a big prize from American Express and if you are a cardholder they would appreciate your vote.

from the folks:

The contest ends at midnight EST on Monday, so we’ve got less than 48 hours left to go. 1st place comes with $1.5 million, and 2nd place comes with $500,000–all of which would go to classroom projects on our site. In this economy, winning those funds could be critical for the students and teachers we serve.

An inspiration from a Members Project participant.

If you are a cardholder, please go and register your vote for the children helped by DonorsChoose.
As an update, fan-freakin-tastic job DrugMonkey Blog Readers! You’ve kept us near the top of the Sb leaderboard in terms of the number of donors and for that I continue to be really touched. Thank you all for your generosity. It is not so important that you give a lot of money. We get hundreds of visits each day and our reliable commentariat runs to the several dozens. If everyone gives but $10 we can make a huge difference.

No Responses Yet to “AmEx Cardholders: Vote for”

  1. I just voted for DonorsChoose, which is currently in second place!!!


  2. pinus Says:

    just voted, hope it helps bump it to spot #1


  3. PM Says:



  4. DonorsChoose came in second place, and got the half a mil!!!!!


  5. Yay, DonorsChoose!


  6. DrugMonkey Says:

    This is fantastic news! From this link
    it appears that they translated about $5M to classroom projects in 2006 and about $8M in 2007 (about $6.5M so far in 2008). So by my book a half-million dollar prize is a big deal.
    (and Isis, you need to slow those fingers down. this is a family blog)


  7. Dr. Isis Says:

    I left that as a bit of bait to see which of you two pervs would jump on it. Clearly, I have my answer…


  8. Pervs!?!? We’re not the ones that go on and on about our racks and our nipples and shit!


  9. Pervs!?!? We’re not the ones that go on and on about our racks and our nipples and shit!
    Dr. Isis writes about issues of femininity and family in science and academia. It is not her fault if some of the people in the blogosphere begin to behave like 13 year old boys when Dr. Isis discusses issues related to being a woman in academia.
    I mean, dude. Seriously.


  10. DM, you are a P-I-M-P. I think you know why….


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