‘The Bad Idea Tour’: How You Can Help

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After months of waiting for the day to arrive, it’s finally here! The Bad Idea Tour, a team of Supernatural actors and friends including Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins, Rob Benedict, Rachel Miner, Ruth Connell, Adam Fergus, Danneel Ackles, Genevieve Padalecki, Vicki Vantoch, and Jason Manns, will be running in the Amica Seattle Marathon to raise money to abate childhood hunger tomorrow!

The Bad Idea Tour Team featuring (from left to right) Misha Collins, Jensen Ackles, Adam Fergus, Jared Padalecki, Rachel Miner, Rob Benedict, and Jason Manns. Photo via Crowdrise.

It was first announced at a Supernatural convention back in August that ‘The Bad Idea Tour’ was in the works, and since then, there has been a steady stream of Tweets, videos, and pictures from members of the team training, promoting the race, and most importantly, talking about the reason behind the “bad idea” in the first place.

Misha Collins spoke frankly about his personal experience with childhood hunger in this video posted to Twitter.

In a training video posted to Instagram by Jensen Ackles, he also talks about how 1 in 6 children in the United States don’t know where their next meal is coming from.

Ackles speaks about the link, www.badideatour.com, where donations can be made directly, but that isn’t the only way to help.

In a Tweet made by Misha Collins, he shared how you can help in person if you happen to be in the Seattle area.

As the image in the Tweet says, “You can help by donating canned goods today from 11am-6pm PST at the Seattle Marathon Random Acts table. All donations will be going to Move For Hunger, which is a non-profit organization that collects non-perishable food items to deliver to food banks all across North America.”

According to Move For Hunger’s official website, they are currently working with more than 1,000 relocation companies in all 50 states and in Canada, and have donated more than 11 million pounds of food to food banks in the United States and Canada, accounting for more than nine million meals for people in need!

The Random Acts table is located at the Seattle Marathon Expo at 1900 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98101 to collect your canned goods, so if you’re in the area or available to travel, please stop by to donate to this worthwhile cause.

The Random Acts donation table at the Amica Seattle Marathon. Photo via the Random Acts Facebook page.

Don’t worry if you’re not in the area (or not even in the country!), because you can still help from home. Of course, you can donate to The Bad Idea Tour directly here, but there’s another way to help, too. The Seattle Marathon takes place during Random Acts’ annual Endurance 4 Kindness event, which is running from November 22 – November 25. E4K is best summed up on their website.

E4K is about pushing yourself to do your personal best. Run marathons, do 5K’s, knit massive quantities of blankets for the homeless, climb mountains, or host community-wide doodle-thons. The choice is yours. Keep in mind Kindness is a marathon, not a sprint. Stretch yourself to do the most that you can in the time that you have, and show others that spreading kindness is worth the effort.

Though E4K is almost over, you can still sign up here to start your own fundraiser to help out if you would rather take a more hands-on approach.

As if all of these options aren’t already compelling enough, Ackles, Padalecki, and Collins announced in a recent (hilarious) video that they will collectively match donations up to $100,000! Currently, there’s almost $90,000 raised, so there isn’t much further to go before that $100,000 doubles!

Everybody involved in the Amica Seattle Marathon in support of Random Acts has been working incredibly hard behind the scenes, not to mention that the Bad Idea Tour team will be running 26.2 miles tomorrow in order to raise money to fight childhood hunger. So please, donate canned goods or money if you can, sign up for your own E4K if you can’t, and show the team how we can help them turn this “bad idea” into something great!

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Tricia is a full-time receptionist and mom of two who still manages to find a whole lot of time to waste on the Internet. She posts frequently on Twitter sharing hilarious things her children say, posting way too many selfies, and bragging and/or complaining about her husband (depending on the day). Tricia’s passionate about pretty much everything she loves, and is often found yelling in caps about all things Supernatural, Louden Swain, Harry Potter, and fan fiction.
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