Up YOUR Hancock, John
Ever wonder how the expression “your John Hancock,” which means “your signature”, came about?
Well, here’s the deal, straight from the “America’s Library” website: When you sign your name, that’s known as giving your John Hancock. Born on this day in 1737, John Hancock is most famous for his bold signature. On August 2, 1776, he was the first member of the Continental Congress to sign the Declaration of Independence.
A famous “first”, given a famous legacy.
Now here’s something else, “Hancock” related.
A good friend of mine, Dave Brady, who also does all the printing and fulfillment for our business, is one of the most genuine guys I know.
A few minutes ago, Dave just sent me an e-mail that I think you need to check out as well:
On Sunday I will climb 94 floors in the John Hancock Center in the 10th annual Hustle up the Hancock event to help raise money for lung disease research and education. My folks died too young from smoking and this is my way of remembering them.
This year Truman and Emmy are doing the stair climb with me. Check out their web pages Truman Brady and Emmy Brady at the Hustle web site. They are climbing to honor the Grandparents they never got to know.
You may think that it’s crazy to climb 94 floors, but I am doing so because I am able. I can breathe freely, and there are many people who are not as lucky as I.
I am writing to you because I would like your support. Please visit my web page to make a donation online. Please donate $100 or what you are able; every dollar makes a difference. Your pledge to the American Lung Association will sustain their commitment to the prevention of all respiratory diseases including lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (emphysema and chronic bronchitis) and asthma.
The work of the Lung Association becomes more important every year. Thank you for your support as I challenge myself not only in participating in the Hustle Up the Hancock but also by raising money for this very worthwhile cause.
Sincerely, Dave Brady
P.S. Please click on the link below and make your pledge right now. Your lungs will thank you!
Like I said, Dave’s a great guy — much more of a giver than a taker. So on the rare occasion he asks for something, I’m more than happy to oblige.
I’d like to ask you to do the same thing, and… I’ll even give you some incentive. I gave $250 Dollars to support Dave’s cause, but if you will give just $100 Dollars, and then send proof of your donation into my office, I’ll send you out an Audio CD of an interview I did with Dave, that my Offline Seductive Selling Newsletter subscribers received last year.
And if you donate $100 Dollars AND take a FREE test-drive of my newsletter, which you can do right here: http://www.kingofcopy.com/ssnl – I’ll send you THREE CD’s of bonus interviews I did. Just contact my office with proof of your donation and you’ll get these CD’s along with your first issue and all the extra bonuses you normally get.
Now go GIVE something, Craig Garber
Thanks and stay healthy.