Writers get rejections all the time – or so I’m told, I of course have never tasted the bitter sting …sorry, got carried away there. But this one has me flummoxed. Recently I blogged about a man who has been raising money for various causes by running. His name is Carl Andersen and he is about to top 100,000 miles run. He has received numerous citations for his charity work, and in 2005 he received the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award. At the age of 78 he shows no sign of stopping; in fact he will pass this milestone while running in the annual Terry Fox Event.
Since posting this piece several media outlets have shown an interest in the story, and have contacted either Carl or me to arrange a chat. In an effort to raise as much money as possible through sponsorship, I passed along the information to CBC Your News, a site seeking local input. I included a link to my blog and a photo of Carl Andersen.
The Terry Fox run is an annual event that raises money right across Canada. It seemed to me to be a no brainer that CBC Your News would post this item. But they chose instead to “reject” it.Yet even the email states that the reason for rejection is “unknown”.