Last week I announced that I am going to be running races this year for the benefit of others – and I’m asking you to join the team. I’ve always admired athletes (and celebrities) who take their platform and leverage it for great causes. I’m not a celebrity, so let’s call me an athlete. I’ve competed in four half marathons and three full marathons. That qualifies as an athlete, right?
What I’m asking is for you to consider a donation *of any value* to my training this year. Actually, the first session will be as I train for Madison Half Marathon on May 29. Here’s all you have to do:
- Decide what you want to pledge
- Comment on this blog that you’re joining my team (do not disclose numbers)
- Donate to my PayPal account when I email you further instructions OR donate to World Vision and I’ll take your word for it.
Sound like a deal? Obviously 100% of the money you pledge will go directly to our charitable organization. None of the money will be used for my training. I hope this campaign builds some momentum so that it affects my training. No matter how many people join or how much money we raise, I know my training will benefit knowing that our efforts and our money are going to help children. One thing I know for sure: children are in need, and World Vision is one of the best organizations helping the cause. Katie and I each support a child from World Vision – we have for over four years. This money will be donated as a one-time gift to support the Clean Water Fund.
Thanks for considering joining my team. If you think someone else you know may be interested in joining, please use the buttons below this post to share the love. I’m always available for comments or questions.