Hmmm. How many times do your fertile friends put the squeeze on you? Raffle tickets for school fund raisers. Cookie dough sales for the little league team. Silent auctions to keep the school library buying new books. Candy sales to underwrite the music program. Wrapping paper sales to fund God knows what. When did kids and their parents become the Fuller Brush Man equivalent?
What? I don’t pay enough in taxes for public schools that I’ll never send a child to attend? Let’s not even go there. In this season of Girl Scout cookie sentries stationed at every local grocery store (in my day we went door to door wearing the colors after rehearsing our best sales pitch) and Boy Scouts hawking popcorn tins outside every hardware store I can’t help but wonder how a different sort of fund raiser might go over.
Ah, my fertile friends, you want to moan about how severely underfunded school programs are, well let’s talk about my favorite causes for a moment. How about female plumbing? Equal time, it’s all I’m asking for. Listen up.
Did you know that March is Endometriosis Awareness Month? No? Well, it is. As someone who suffers from endometriosis — a key contributor to infertility and lots of other discomforts I won’t bore you with, I think it’s about time for a little payback.
Sure, I’ll buy your raffle tickets if you buy some, er, what bake sale sweet confection could we whip up? How about some cupcakes. Yeah, we could sell them as Wonderful Womb Delights! That might be one way to raise awareness (and a few eyebrows) around the office or the local community. But if cupcakes and bake sales are not your thing, well you can just write out a nice generous check to the Endometriosis Association. Details here or you can order an Endo Angel t-shirt here associated with the Endometriosis Research Center.
Now, what kind of fund raiser would you organize?