Last year, I was invited to a donor recognition reception at Memorial Sloane-Kettering Cancer Center. Turns out I'm not the only one using creative ways to raise money for them (though perhaps my method was the most fattening. By which I mean tasty).
They gave their recipients certificates of merit. Here I am receiving mine:
The doctor handing me the certificate had just explained to the crowd how the money we raised had allowed the hospital to make some great advances in treating pediatric cancer. So, yes, this is important.