You have to love her. No, really, you have to.

Let's talk about my friend Colleen Wainwright. Colleen writes a blog called The Communicatrix, and I love her. She's goofy, she's adorable, she's brilliant. Her blog is thought-provoking, hilarious, and always, always reflects the goodness of its author. Seriously, if you want to see what a truly good person looks like, spend time on the Communicatrix blog. She is everything I want to be.

In true Communicatrix style, Colleen is celebrating her upcoming 50th birthday by giving. Specifically, she is spending the next 50 days doing her damnedest to raise 50,000 for an excellent cause: WriteGirl, a local (to her) nonprofit that teaches writing and self-empowerment through communication to high school girls.

Here's Colleen herself, talking about her awesome fundraising effort.

Colleen works hard to make a difference. She's the kind of person you want on your team. Please contribute, at whatever level. And spread the word! You'll be making the lives of many, many girls (and one amazing Communicatrix) that much happier. And there are prizes! Come on.