Selfless Man Goes on Statewide Bar Crawl for Charity
Normally, nothing good comes from overindulgence, but one man in Massachusetts is changing all that by drinking his way across the state for charity. He's a certified American hero! Sorry, this sort of selfless act always makes us a little emotional. Also, we're kind of drunk.
Todd Ruggere has vowed to drink one Sam Adams a day at a different bar in all of Massachusetts' 351 towns. At each watering hole, Ruggere takes a photo and posts it to his blog and Twitter account to prove he was there. If a town doesn't have a bar, he improvises, even if it means drinking with a farm animal.
"When I was in Plympton, it's all farms. I couldn't find anything, so I found a home that had llamas in it, so I knocked on the woman's door and said you got to let me take a picture with your llamas, so she was happy to do it," he said.
Of course, Ruggere isn't on a statewide bar crawl just for kicks; he hopes the stunt will raise money for the Dana-Farber Institute and the Jimmy Fund to help with children's cancer research. So far, he's raised nearly $2,000 and plans to keep going.
More power to you, sir. With any luck, you'll have enough money left over to buy yourself a new liver too, as we're pretty sure you're not leaving the bar after that first beer. We never do, anyway.