Here’s my Storify of the event.
I wanted to report back on both my BikeMS ride and my fundraising efforts – and the report is an unqualified success.
CT Challenge 2013 Fundraiser
In the past, I’ve helped my friends to Blame Drew’s Cancer out of existence, and even to Stand Up to Cancer. For the second summer in a row, I’ll be taking on cancer sitting down. That’s right, on my bum – for 50 miles.
Once again, I’m joining my friends supporting Team Norwalk Hospital – Wittingham Cancer Center and the Bike CT Challenge to empower all the cancer survivors in my life – And yours.
Proceeds from my ride will fund unique programs and research to help cancer survivors through exercise, nutrition and psychosocial support. Cancer survivors need follow-up care for life and I am helping them. The research being done will benefit everyone who’s had to go through chemo and radiation, and find new ways to help survivors get healthy again.
I know lots of people in my family and my life who are battling cancer or who are survivors. You do too. Let’s honor them.
You can DONATE HERE or use the link http://greenste.in/HGCTC2013 **.
Oh, an if riding 50 miles on July 27th in Fairfield, CT, sounds like a lot of fun to you, click the link above and click “Join my team.” We have cool shirts too.
**For you folks who prefer to know what you’re clicking on – that translates to the secure donation page on Kintera.org for my ride: http://2013ctchallenge.kintera.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=1045493&supid=360121312#sthash.M6YOLfkk.dpuf
A Little Philanthropy Smackdown
My friends and business colleagues know I’m passionate about nonprofits, causes and philanthropy.
For the last few months, I’ve been working with a social giving website called One4All, first helping start their online presences, and now acting as an advisor. One4All Members can donate to any US-based 501(c)3 organization and the non-profit receives the full amount (unlike other sites that may take 5-7% from the charity). It’s free to join, you can donate to your favorite non-profits, support friends’ causes, and create your own fundraisers. Your account saves your donation history forever.