One last push and NEW GIVEAWAYS

I’ve spent the last eight days fighting through the fog of the flu virus, and let me tell you, that virus is a huge jerkface. You’re scared you’re dying, and at the exact same time you’re afraid you WON’T die, because at some point, death stops being something to be afraid of and starts being something you would kiss with tongue.

On the fifth day of The Death and Dying Sickness, the doctor walked into the exam room to see me after hearing my symptoms from the nurse and said, “I’m not even going to ask if you got the flu shot because I know the answer.”


I’m mostly better and that means one last push to raise this final $2,500 for Make Room for Kids at the Mario Lemieux Foundation so we can outfit the dialysis and infusion units at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh with gaming, and take care of four new cancer unit rooms as well. We’ll also be updating and doing maintenance on every unit we’ve already outfitted in the last five years of the program. Transplant, cancer, frequent flyers, and more. Since I got the flu, some new giveaways have come in!

Let’s have a look.

–NEW! This Sidney Crosby autographed jersey complete with certificate of authenticity:


–NEW! The Pirates came through and sent me an entire box of goodies, enough to split between two winners. I’ll probably run out and buy two cool Pirates bags to put the stuff in. There are bobbleheads, hats, shirts, ice cream bowls, sock monkeys and more!


— NEW! Captain Bill Wichrowski’s (from Deadliest Catch) people reached out to me to offer me some stuff to give away. They’re sending it from his store in Florida today, and as soon as I get it, I’ll post a picture. The Captain is also a graduate of my alma mater, Norwin.

— Dave DiCello did as promised and donated his profits for a week to the fund, coming in at $1,000! One huge chunk of the pie, from one single person’s good heart. What an awesome Burgher. Still up for grabs is this donated 24 x 36 metal print.


– Pirates Home Opener tickets. Two tickets in section 116, Row Z, seats 1/2 for the Pirates Home Opener, the best most hopeful day of baseball prior to any ball played in October. Here’s your view:


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— The Penguins Foundation/Mario Lemieux Foundation Charity Gift Bag:

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With four fantastic bobbleheads, a Rick Tocchet-autographed puck and lots of other cool items. — The Penguins gave me a prize-pack to give away that includes …

  • Two lower-level tickets to the April 1 Pens/Flyers game at the CONSOL (Section 120 Row S)
  • A Kris Letang game-used hockey stick
  • An autographed Hornqvist jersey
  • And a Sidney Crosby-autographed 8 x 10 photo

So many great things you can win just by commenting or donating! Go here to comment to win, or if sick children move your heart and you want to help us give them a bit of distraction from their fears, pains, and treatments, then click on that Donate button up there and send that Karma Boomerang out into the world full of goodness and love.

May it return to you quickly.

Group hug!


  1. Christine Nolin
    March 10, 2015 10:01 am

    Love your blog and figured it’s time to pony up as a way of thanking you. Just sorry I can’t afford more.
    And YAY for the Pens, Pirates, Dave DiCello, your Norwin buddy, and all those prize donors!

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  3. Jules
    March 10, 2015 4:52 pm

    Glad to help for a great cause.

  4. Bridgett
    March 11, 2015 12:53 pm

    donated to this wonderful cause, thank you @JanePitt for Make Room For Kids & for raising money for sick kids ❤️ ❤️
    best of luck meeting your goal!

  5. Carla
    March 13, 2015 9:34 am

    Wow- just came across your site and am blown away by the bravery and cheerful smile of the little girl on dialysis. Just goes to show that you can face anything with a good attitude. Thank you for your hard work and for raising awareness!

  6. Brett
    March 16, 2015 9:13 pm

    Added my little bit, it wasn’t much but all goes in to help those in need! You are doing a great job Ginny! It is people like you that make PGH the great city it is!

  7. Lindie
    March 17, 2015 4:12 pm

    Made a gift to a great cause. Come on Pittsburgh, let’s push it over the 10k goal.