Thursday, December 4, 2014
Which Celebrity Would You Choose to Represent the Cause of Infertility?
As the holiday season rolls on in preparation for Christmas, we hear more often about different celebrities advocating for different charitable causes because it is the giving season. Seeing how medicine that seeks to treat the underlying causes of infertility, unlike in-vitro fertilization, is badly underfunded and we are one of the cases of unexplained infertility, which could very much benefit from increased money toward research, we would very much like to see this badly needed cause get a donation boost. This made us think that what we need on our side, other than Jesus, is . . . a celebrity! Nothing brings in donations like a celebrity using all of their media savvy and attention to draw awareness to a cause and to bring in money for research. So this got us thinking - which celebrity would you choose to represent our cause of infertility medical research?
This will be our first ever "Infertility Bloggers and Friends Poll." ***After voting here, feel free to link up to this poll on your own blog so we can get as many votes as possible.*** That way, many people can have a little fun here!
Here are the 2014 nominees. Please vote in the comments, but feel free to write your own nominee in the comments section below too. The voting ends next Wednesday the 10th and the winner will be announced next Thursday.
A.) Martin Freeman. As Bilbo Baggins, he never experienced the joy of Samwise Gamgee's blessing to have a family so he must know something about infertility. He is also pals with Gandalf, which couldn't hurt our cause.
B.) Stephen Colbert. He is a man that is willing to take on causes that are not that popular, like advertising for pistachios during the superbowl.
C.) Jennifer Lawrence. As Katniss in the Hunger Games, she knows adversity and suffering. Given that we face a lot of suffering, it makes her a natural choice. She also has mad bow skills, which I am sure is relevant to our cause somehow.
D.) Amy Adams. Not just a great actress, but she can also sing. It is always nice to have a singer and actress on your side. To date there are no songs about infertility that I know of so it may be nice to have her do one for us. Perhaps, she could get her friends the Muppets to help out too?
E.) The Minions from Despicable Me. Having a thousand minions is always helpful to any project. Plus they are just so cute and adorable. Who wouldn't give to a minion asking for money? Plus, if people didn't give money, then the minions could get Dr. Gru to form some diabolical plot to find money, like threatening to shrink all of America's Christmas trees to the size of peas until the tree of life is given a chance in couples with infertility!
So readers who would you choose from this worthy bunch of celebrities to represent our cause?