WHAT IS #SCULLYCOFFEE4NF?
In the summer of 2016, I noticed that coffee shop baristas yelling out names reminded me of Mulder yelling out “Scullaaay!” on my favorite show, The X-Files. So I gave my name as Scully for a laugh, shared the picture with some other fans, and encouraged them to try it, too. I even promised to donate a dollar to the Neurofibromatosis Network for everyone who did it. I didn’t raise a whole lot of money, but the idea to have a #ScullyCoffee4NF day on Scully's birthday was born.
Gillian Anderson rose to fame on The X-Files playing Special Agent Dana Scully. She continues to delight her fans with memorable roles in The Fall, Sex Education and The Crown just to name a few. Ms. Anderson has also been a longtime supporter of the NF Network. As fans of Gillian, we thought this would be a fun way to support the work of the NF Network & celebrate her iconic character’s birthday.
Since 2017, fans have donated almost $10,000 to the NF Network on #ScullyCoffee4NF day! Thank you to everyone who has donated in the past and thank you Gillian Anderson for inspiring generosity in your fans!
HOW TO PARTICIPATE ON FEBRUARY 23RD:
1. Use the name “Scully” at your favorite coffee shop, or just take a creative coffee picture from home. We love the fun pictures, but we want you all to be safe this year, too!
3. Make a donation to the NF Network in honor of ScullyCoffee4NF day. Be sure to select ScullyCoffee4NF from the dropdown menu under ‘contributing towards.’ Every $10 donated gets you a chance in our donor prize drawing - prizes pictured below. So $20=2 chances to win, $30=3 chances to win, etc. Only one prize per person.
If you can’t get to a coffee shop or you don’t drink coffee, no problem - be creative! The important part is to make the donation at the NF Network, you’ll still be entered in the drawing-the coffee pictures are just for fun!
You can also support the fundraiser by purchasing the following items. These talented and generous fans will be donating a portion of their sales to the NF Network!
Where the Hope is mug from CWB Letter (last year she donated $300, thank you Cortlan!)
2021 DONOR PRIZES
Open to everyone, as long as your mailing address is located on planet Earth!
Donor Prize #1
‘55’ comic by Gary Yap, 4/55 signed by Gillian Anderson and Gary
Donated by The NF Network
Donor Prize #2
Original coffee alien sketch
Donated by Piper Maru
Donor Prize #3
Annabeth Gish autographed 8x10
Donor Prize #4
Karin Konoval prize pack (includes 2 autographed items)
Donated by Sarah R. & Nita L.
Donor Prize #5
Dr. Jean Milburn prize pack.
Donor Prize #6
Lots and lots of X-Files!
Donated by Kristen S.
Donor Prize #7
Books and magazines, including ‘Truly Like Lightning’ with bookplate signed by David Duchovny
Donated by Casa Urraca Publishing, Courtney S., and Melanie T.
Donor Prize #8
Donated by Kristen S.
We’ll draw the winners at random sometime after February 23rd and announce them on social media. One prize per person, international donors are welcome. Odds of winning depend on how many donations are received. Winners must contact firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize. The NF Network will keep your full name and contact information private.
Thank you again, X-Philes and Gillian fans!
Questions? Contact us via email.