I have a plan to raise $10,000 for some awesome organizations by Sept. 22, 2013 – the day I run in Ironman Lake Tahoe. Thanks to you, we’ve reached that goal – currently at $10,007 raised! You can help us push beyond the target by chipping in a few bucks to one of our deserving charities here! And TODAY we roll out the final fundraising push!
A few weeks ago we reached the $10,000 goal! The results so far:
- St Jude Children’s Research Hospital: $2,880
- American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA): $1,815
- LIVESTRONG Foundation: $1,440
- Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA): $1,237
- Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western WA and AK: $890
- HerShe Group: $765
- American Cancer Society: $685
- American Heart Association: $295
Grand Total (so far): $10,007!
So many of you have been so amazingly generous with your donations, your time and energy spreading the word, attending and organizing fundraisers, and your ceaseless encouragement!
But… there are still 4 days left! As satisfying as it is to reach the finish line of the goal you set out for yourself, you always strive to do even better! So, here it is… the final fundraising push!
Starting right NOW and until the day after the race (through 11:59pm on Monday night September 23), I’m going to ask you to dig in just a wee bit more. Every little bit honestly helps each of these fantastic causes!
The top 2 individual contributors over this period toward our charities on the TFAC Crowdrise page will earn a bonus reward as a thank you gift!
The top individual fundraiser (any of you that join one of the teams on the TFAC Crowdrise page and get people to donate through your fundraising activity) will also earn yourself the same reward!
So… what is this reward, you ask?
The Thank You Reward!
You all remember my superfriend Suzanne and her motivational/inspirational/awesome story, right? If not, go check it out here. Yeah, she’s one of those people I get to blame for nudging me toward this silly little Ironman thing…
Well, Suzanne’s special guy friend, Michael, is on a 365 day challenge of his own right now: of beautiful daily photos! Suzanne and Michael have offered up a print from his 365 day project – any photo of your choice from his wicked awesome collection – to the 3 winners! Go check out the photos here… they are simply stunning! Here are a couple of recent samples from his collection (all images © Michael Guio):
So… if this Tri-ing for a Challenge march toward the race or the fundraising efforts have motivated, inspired, entertained, or otherwise intrigued you over the past 361 days, please consider making a small donation toward a worthy charity on our Crowdrise page. You might score a fantastic new piece of original art! Or cajole your friends, family, and colleagues into donating through your fundraising effort on our Crowdrise page (if you want to set up an account to do this, follow the instructions on the Fundraising page by following this link) and you could also be the proud owner of a piece of photographic awesomeness!
Some $$ to great causes… and fantastic artwork. Sounds like a win-win to me!