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hollora
10-31-2007, 07:31 AM
We, in the Geocaching Community have the power to help a tiny hospital here in Maine. Downeast Community Hospital of Machias has entered a National contest to win an MRI.

What they needs are votes for their movie on a web site. Please vote only once per day but you can vote every day. The web site link is http://www.winanmri.com/index.php?view=popularity Go view the movie for Downeast Community Hospital and then cast your vote if you are inclined.

Remember, any one of us might be in Downeast Maine and in an emergency need an MRI. It would be nice to think our community helped them win.

Won't you please go vote?

WhereRWe?
10-31-2007, 07:46 AM
I cut/pasted your message and sent it to all my friends and relatives. :D :D

And the video is cute, too! :D :D

Starzz
10-31-2007, 07:56 AM
thanks hollara! people from here go there in the ambulance quite a bit. if its an emergency, machias is the closest!

tat
10-31-2007, 08:51 AM
thanks hollara! people from here go there in the ambulance quite a bit. if its an emergency, machias is the closest!

Karen and I were wondering where Canadians go for emergencies! Now, we know.

Hope they win!!

hollora
10-31-2007, 08:56 AM
With all of us helping them they have a good chance - pass this on - Thanks Bruce!

WhereRWe?
10-31-2007, 09:24 AM
With all of us helping them they have a good chance - pass this on - Thanks Bruce!

And we have 3 computers in the house, so we get 3 votes per day! LOL!

hollora
10-31-2007, 05:57 PM
And we have 3 computers in the house, so we get 3 votes per day! LOL!

That would surely be dedication. I know for a fact that this small community hospital could really use an MRI machine. It would be neat if they won and I think our group can really help.

Thanks everyone!:D

team moxiepup
10-31-2007, 08:30 PM
We voted and will vote more :)

hollora
10-31-2007, 08:50 PM
Thanks to the moxiepup team!

firefighterjake
11-01-2007, 08:34 AM
Voted yesterday and today . . . and now I'll post this link at some other forums that I frequent (i.e. GuysWhoDressUpAsDaisyDuke.org, Junker-and-ClunkerCars.com, etc.) :D

WhereRWe?
11-01-2007, 09:07 AM
I note that as of this morning, Downeast Hospital is #6 with a little more than 11,000 votes. But #1 is the BIG CITY of Americus, Georgia, with almost 50,000 votes. :( :(

hollora
11-01-2007, 01:55 PM
We all need to push to help on this - friends, do you have friends!?!

I did email Downeast to tell them we were trying to help. Here is the response:
Lois-Ann,

We cannot thank you enough for your group's enthusiastic support! Let's hope we win!

Best regards,
Robin Popp

-----Original Message-----
From: Lois-Ann Holmes
Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2007 8:53 PM
To: ROBIN POPP
Subject: Trying to Help You

Folks: There is a local Maine community of Geocachers and we are all trying to help you win your MRI. Here is the link to our web site and I hope you can see some of our chat: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum/showthread.php?t=2743 (http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum/showthread.php?t=2743)

Good luck and we all hope you win!

Lois-Ann Holmes aka hollora

hollora
11-01-2007, 02:08 PM
I note that as of this morning, Downeast Hospital is #6 with a little more than 11,000 votes. But #1 is the BIG CITY of Americus, Georgia, with almost 50,000 votes. :( :(

That is upsetting:eek: but with our connections maybe we can push Machias up! Remember - we can vote every day until the end of the contest!;)

hollora
11-12-2007, 09:39 AM
Oh folks - don't forget - the Win an MRI contest does on until 12/31/07 - our very own Maine Downeast Community Hospital of Machias is hold in 6th place.

Please consider voting every day to help them edge up.......to all who have voted so far - thank You! Let's show them the power of the Geocaching group!

WhereRWe?
11-12-2007, 10:04 AM
Not sure what ranking Downeast Hospital now has with over 16,000 votes, but Americus, Georgia is WAAAAAY ahead with over 97,000 votes! :( :(

http://www.winanmri.com

hollora
11-12-2007, 07:00 PM
Americus was ahead before but I am hoping those folks will forget to continue voting and we remember. I think Machias was 6 or 7 this morning. Thank for helping.

hollora
12-04-2007, 10:33 PM
We can all vote daily - once per computer (like Jake = once at home + once at work LOL!). All joking aside - this little hospital is working hard. They have some advertisting going on and if we can all help too, with friends, it may make a difference. Don't let some town in GA who suffered a storm - blow us away! Get in there and vote - every day!

WhereRWe?
12-05-2007, 08:23 AM
Downeast isn't doing that well...

They're still #6, but Americus, Georgia has over 271,000 votes to Downeast's 25,000... :( :(

hollora
12-05-2007, 08:43 AM
That's a bummer but I am still voting.............