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    Whys the LA AIDS Walk getting all the attention when the CHOC Walk is coming up first and has more related to the cause of this site (it takes place at Disneyland after all)? Theres hardly been a passing mention of the CHOC Walk in any weekly "Round-Up" let alone a full-blown team or banners advertising the event with solicitations for sponsors. Theres even a specially designed micechat logo! wtf?

    Dont think my debate is personal... Im just wondering why the CHOC Walk isnt getting the same support as the AIDS Walk.

    CHOC Walkers of the world unite!
    Last edited by WRDup; 09-27-2006, 08:03 PM.
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    Re: CHOC Walk vs. AIDS Walk

    They have better PR? It's in LA and it's about AIDS. Probably the two biggest reasons. It's more fashionable to support AIDS causes and it's in LA, as opposed to Orange County which is "not as fun and hip".

    I make no claim that my theory is correct, just simply my own reasoning.

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    • #3
      Re: CHOC Walk vs. AIDS Walk

      Originally posted by gumby View Post
      They have better PR? It's in LA and it's about AIDS. Probably the two biggest reasons. It's more fashionable to support AIDS causes and it's in LA, as opposed to Orange County which is "not as fun and hip".

      I make no claim that my theory is correct, just simply my own reasoning.

      Bye.
      so you think the AIDS Walk is popular on THIS message board because its in LA and is about AIDS? I dont get your reason. Why would those reasons make it more popular with the people on this site?
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      • #4
        Re: CHOC Walk vs. AIDS Walk

        My bad, I thought you meant IN GENERAL, not on *this* board.

        I have no idea.

        Bye.

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        • #5
          Re: CHOC Walk vs. AIDS Walk

          The short answer is that it is mostly because we have a large contingency of gay people on the boards here, and we like to show them support. It's not because it's "fashionable", it's because a lot of us have this particular cause as a priority.
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          • #6
            Re: CHOC Walk vs. AIDS Walk

            Dude, its not a competition. They are both for a good cause. Just because more people in one area decide to support one of the walks doesn't mean the other one is less important.
            What an idiot....

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            • #7
              Re: CHOC Walk vs. AIDS Walk

              I believe one reason is that a couple people asked if we could have an official MiceChat team for AIDS Walk LA. I don't believe there was an official request for a MiceChat CHOC Walk team.

              I, for one, would love to do CHOC Walk in the future. By the time I went to sign up, they had maxed out on registrations for the event.
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              • #8
                Re: CHOC Walk vs. AIDS Walk

                Originally posted by mamabot View Post
                I believe one reason is that a couple people asked if we could have an official MiceChat team for AIDS Walk LA. I don't believe there was an official request for a MiceChat CHOC Walk team.

                I, for one, would love to do CHOC Walk in the future. By the time I went to sign up, they had maxed out on registrations for the event.

                WHAT?!
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                • #9
                  Re: CHOC Walk vs. AIDS Walk

                  Originally posted by frecky View Post
                  WHAT?!
                  I'm sorry, but what are you WHATTING?!
                  What an idiot....

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                  • #10
                    Re: CHOC Walk vs. AIDS Walk

                    Originally posted by Tui View Post
                    I'm sorry, but what are you WHATTING?!

                    sorry, didnt mean to yell. i said what to mamabot because she said registration was maxed out. my mom hadnt registered yet, and shes supposed to walk with me. but, we went to the site and got her all registered. so, nevermind and again, sorry for yelling.
                    "I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. "Groucho Marx

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                    • #11
                      Re: CHOC Walk vs. AIDS Walk

                      I've heard of AIDS Walk. But what's CHOC Walk? What does "CHOC" do or support?

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                      • #12
                        Re: CHOC Walk vs. AIDS Walk

                        Originally posted by TP2000 View Post
                        I've heard of AIDS Walk. But what's CHOC Walk? What does "CHOC" do or support?
                        Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC). They are, as the name implies, a children's hospital, mainly focusing on childhood cancer as well as other diseases.

                        And to the original poster, I'll see you next weekend at the CHOC walk, on your team. It doesn't mean that you can't do both, and both are good causes - in a free country, people can choose to support or walk for whatever charities they like.

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                        • #13
                          Re: CHOC Walk vs. AIDS Walk

                          WRDup - perhaps next year you can work with Micechat admin staff and actually field an official MICE CHAT team for the CHOC walk (and I recommend Tassie's wonderful quote "this isn't about chocolate?" for the team slogan) and then if a logo is created you can go from there with shirts and hats and all sorts of swag.

                          Just an idea!!
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                          • #14
                            Re: CHOC Walk vs. AIDS Walk

                            Originally posted by mamabot View Post
                            I believe one reason is that a couple people asked if we could have an official MiceChat team for AIDS Walk LA. I don't believe there was an official request for a MiceChat CHOC Walk team.

                            I, for one, would love to do CHOC Walk in the future. By the time I went to sign up, they had maxed out on registrations for the event.
                            if you read this thread youll notice that several people were asking for an official MiceChat team. None of the leaders of this board seemed to take notice so I invited whom ever to join with me (thanks to those who did join or donate).

                            it just seems odd that the people (mods or bff's of mods) in the right position, imo, dropped the ball and let such a great opportunity pass by. with all the support this site has and the love everyone shares for Disney it would seem like a CHOC team would have been a golden opportunity for us to band together to help out a cause thats so closely related to the cause and mission of the Disney Company itself.

                            Instead, the powers that be decided to promote their own personal cause on a site dedicated to Disney.

                            im not trying to take away from the AIDS Walk because it is a respectable effort and I know Im gonna get crap from some people who say Im "dissing" the AIDS Walk but it would have seemed more appropriate for a community of Disney affeciandos (sp?) to back a Disney sponsored charity event with the same enthusiasm as the AIDS Walk.

                            If this were a Message Board dedicated to the Gay lifestyle wouldnt it seem a little off putting if the site were supporting a charity walk to benefit hunger in Ethiopia while in the same time frame ignoring a gay-centric charity event?
                            Last edited by WRDup; 09-28-2006, 04:12 AM.
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                            • #15
                              Re: CHOC Walk vs. AIDS Walk

                              Originally posted by Frogberto View Post
                              And to the original poster, I'll see you next weekend at the CHOC walk, on your team...
                              thanks for your support.
                              Originally posted by Frogberto View Post
                              - in a free country, people can choose to support or walk for whatever charities they like.
                              while this is very true Im just a little discouraged that this wasnt more important to people who claim to have such an interest in Disney-ish stuff. It makes their "love" seem superficial!

                              but hey... no hard feelings. this all really just an observation. Im quite content with my/our team and I know well have a good time.
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                              • #16
                                Re: CHOC Walk vs. AIDS Walk

                                Originally posted by Frogberto View Post
                                Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC). They are, as the name implies, a children's hospital, mainly focusing on childhood cancer as well as other diseases.
                                Ah, got it. I don't have kids, don't have any need to visit a hospital myself, and I'd never heard of the place. Thanks for the info! For the life of me I couldn't figure out what the acronym "CHOC" could have stood for.

                                I suppose I could have Googled, but it's more fun this way. I hope their little walk-a-thon goes well.

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                                • #17
                                  Re: CHOC Walk vs. AIDS Walk

                                  Originally posted by Tui View Post
                                  Dude, its not a competition. They are both for a good cause. Just because more people in one area decide to support one of the walks doesn't mean the other one is less important.
                                  Damned good point worth quoting.

                                  Originally posted by WRDup View Post
                                  if you read this thread youll notice that several people were asking for an official MiceChat team. None of the leaders of this board seemed to take notice so I invited whom ever to join with me (thanks to those who did join or donate).

                                  it just seems odd that the people (mods or bff's of mods) in the right position, imo, dropped the ball and let such a great opportunity pass by. with all the support this site has and the love everyone shares for Disney it would seem like a CHOC team would have been a golden opportunity for us to band together to help out a cause thats so closely related to the cause and mission of the Disney Company itself.

                                  Instead, the powers that be decided to promote their own personal cause on a site dedicated to Disney.

                                  im not trying to take away from the AIDS Walk because it is a respectable effort and I know Im gonna get crap from some people who say Im "dissing" the AIDS Walk but it would have seemed more appropriate for a community of Disney affeciandos (sp?) to back a Disney sponsored charity event with the same enthusiasm as the AIDS Walk.

                                  If this were a Message Board dedicated to the Gay lifestyle wouldnt it seem a little off putting if the site were supporting a charity walk to benefit hunger in Ethiopia while in the same time frame ignoring a gay-centric charity event?
                                  Now look, before you go blasting the admins here for 'promoting their own personal cause' you need to get a grip.

                                  Did you PM Dusty or Norm and actually ASK them if it would be ok to have an official MC team for the CHOC walk?

                                  If so, I could see where you'd think that. But if not, then that's YOUR fault. Creating a thread about maybe having a team doesn't necessarily mean Dusty's gonna see it.

                                  Next time you might want to go to Dusty first instead of assuming he's going to read your thread.

                                  And for the record, it's looking like your throwing a fit. I'd calm down a bit.
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                                  • #18
                                    Re: CHOC Walk vs. AIDS Walk

                                    Originally posted by WRDUP
                                    while this is very true Im just a little discouraged that this wasnt more important to people who claim to have such an interest in Disney-ish stuff. It makes their "love" seem superficial!
                                    That is just flat out insulting. Because people are involving themselves in ONE thing that isn't Disney related, their love for Disney is superficial?!? That is a ridiculous thing to say. I guess no one on this board better ever see a non-Disney movie or ever go to a non-Disney park or wath a TV channel that isn't owned by Disney, etc, etc.
                                    Originally posted by Demigod View Post
                                    Did you PM Dusty or Norm and actually ASK them if it would be ok to have an official MC team for the CHOC walk?

                                    If so, I could see where you'd think that. But if not, then that's YOUR fault. Creating a thread about maybe having a team doesn't necessarily mean Dusty's gonna see it.
                                    Exactly. Just because a thread is made, it doesn't mean everyone sees it. Dusty actually misses a lot of threads, he is a very busy guy.

                                    As far as I know, some of the people who run and lead this board have been involved in the AIDS walk since before this board existed, so naturally that will continue. Also, I happen to know that many people have A LOT going on this month, with AIDS walk, the Gumball Rally (which is taking a LOT of work), one of our mods weddings and then the WDW trip take up at least 5 weekends in a row. Excuse people for being busy. You can not expect people to be able to do everything.
                                    Last edited by TinkPink; 09-28-2006, 07:55 AM. Reason: had to add something
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                                    • #19
                                      Re: CHOC Walk vs. AIDS Walk

                                      Okay let's not turn this into a debate or bash the OP. It's obvious the CHOC Walk is an important cause to him, when a cause is important to someone they get passionate about it.I can understand his frustration.

                                      It would've been wonderful to get a Mice Chat team going for the CHOC Walk and there actually was some talk of it. Unfortunately, there is just so much that can be done. As TinkPink said, the Rally/Quest takes up a lot of Dusty's time right now, it's a big event and he's working hard on making it the best that it can be. Not to mention that he has a full time job that keeps him quite busy, remember he does MC in his "free time"
                                      Plus, a lot of our mods are very busy right now, with their jobs, planning a gorgeous wedding, moving across the country and creating a life among 3 of the most taxing. It's just a busy time right now and we could not get to everything. Plus, a lot of the "set up" for getting the Mice Chat Team together and such was started and worked on by regular members, not mods and admins.

                                      I would like to reiterate Tui's statement, it is NOT a competition between the two walks, they are both wonderful reasons to get out there, walk and raise some money!!!

                                      Hopefully, next year we can get a large Mice Chat team together for the CHOC WALK AND the AIDS WALK, that would be optimal. For this year, unfortunately we just couldn't do it.

                                      I'd like to wish everyone who is walking for both the Choc Walk and the Aids Walk very GOOD LUCK and thank you for supporting TWO wonderful causes!!

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                                      • #20
                                        Re: CHOC Walk vs. AIDS Walk

                                        Please WRD, PM a person in charge next year about setting it up.
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