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Defending Big D Fundraiser Update: Last Chance to Get In Pledges for Dallas Stars Game Against Columbus Blue Jackets

The game we've chosen to make the centerpiece of our fundraising drive is fast approaching, so get your pledges in now before it's too late.

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As the clock winds down on the Dallas Stars regular season, so to is it winding down on the Defending Big D fundraiser to benefit Living for Zachary in honor of Rich Peverley and the medical and training personnel that saved his life on March 10.

Thanks to the very generous people who have contributed so far, we have already reached our $2,000 goal to completely fund the purchase of at least one artificial external defibrillator, or AED, to be donated to a Dallas-area facility that works with young people. But the drive is not over - the money we have raised above and beyond that amount are also going into the fund earmarked for AEDs to partially fund the purchase of a second device.

As was detailed in the original post about the fundraiser (which you can find here if you'd like), there are two ways to contribute to the fundraiser.

The first, and the reason for this post today, is that we are encouraging people to make pledges based on the statistics, results or anything else that happens in Wednesday's make-up game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. You can find a form the form for pledges linked below.

Donation Form

If you choose this route, Taylor or I will contact you after the game with the total amount your pledge came to and a link to the CrowdTilt site listed below, which is how we are collecting all the donations.

However, if you want a little more straightforward route, we are also taking direct donations at the CrowdTilt site listed below.

CrowdTilt Page

This campaign has now tilted, so your credit card will be charged immediately once you make a donation. Once the money is deposited into Living For Zachary's account, which it will be at the close of the campaign on April 19, then you will receive a receipt for tax purposes.

If you go with the simple donation, please also fill out the form above so that we have your contact information for our records to send our thanks and a final tally update.

We are taking donations through April 19th to give a good 10-day window after Wednesday's game for everyone to get their pledge-based donations into the CrowdTilt site. If you have any questions about Living for Zachary or our fundraiser in general, please don't hesitate to ask.

Thank you all so much again for helping to make this campaign a success. Because of everyone who has contributed so far, we are going to be able to make a real impact on our community and turn what was an extremely scary incident into one with a positive impact.