Thank you to all my new and returning readers. This post and my previous are unlike my usual Social Media, Web 2.0 and how to design/program posts. I've decided to run a couple of races (read running races to learn more). The whole point of me running this 10 mile and duathalon (other then to get in shape) is to find a cure for cancer, blood cancers to be more specific. By raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, we are seeding research to find a cure for all cancers as most medical breakthroughs in the field of cancer research has come from blood cancer research (chemotherapy, radiation, many drugs).
The TC Marathon is next fall... Oct 4th to be specific.
So, here's the fundraiser: ( I got the idea from MDF) I'm raising money for each mile. It's going to work like a sponsorship. Each mile is worth $50 and if you want to have your company's logo on my shirt it's $500 for a small logo and $1000 for a large one. I'm running four races, so that's a lot of coverage (1 mile, 5k, 10 mile, and the duathalon- total of 40 miles of racing).
Rules: Donate $50 here: Click Here to Donate, AND tell me WHAT MILE and LINK to whatever you want (your blog, startup, cause). I'll publish it anywhere and everywhere I can (my blogs, fundraising pages, thank you emails, twitter- I have 4000 followers).
**To put this in perspective:
$50 = concert ticket or pair of shoes…
$50 could mean…Funding for a family support group with trained facilitator, or registration for 1 person to be a bone marrow donor. Just to be clear, ALL the training with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society..that money goes to help find a cure, all of it. In my last post I said if I win half would go to charity, that is IN ADDITION to the donations you are making now.
1. This Could be Your Name and Link
****I still encourage ANY amount of donation! Whether it's $4 to $1000 as a donation, and let me tell you, EACH AND EVERY ONE COUNTS!!!
Also, If you want to sponsor a mile, and can only donate $25, I'm willing to split up the miles.
P.S. I can't do this without all of your help and support so in advance, thank you. Your support, encouragement, and donations make me get out of bed in the morning not just to run (which is not easy for me-- plus my legs kill from all this running), but to live each day to the fullest, and to hope that when I have children, they won't know what the word "cancer" even means. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you. I hope everyone will join meat the races!!!
Desarae A. Veit
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