The madness, excitement, adventure and musings of a runner who can't get enough of it
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Show Me the Money!
Well, show MS sufferers the money, is more like it :)
So remember when I mentioned awhile back that I'll be participating in my first ever endurance bike ride? Yes, I was serious, and yes, a serious case of the rides will come to fruition this June 29-30, 2013.
Geof and I will be joining the Wells Fargo Bike Team in riding 100 miles this June for the National MS Society all through the gorgeous Cache Valley region of northern Utah. It's a fantastic challenge for both of us, in both the cycling and fundraising arenas. Both of these things intimidate me. Massively.
But, honestly, what could be more intimidating than hearing the words, "You have MS?" Yea, exactly. So I go forth and conquer on behalf of all of those who have had to hear those words!
First, I've never biked more than maybe 20 miles in one go. Second, I'm a terrible fundraiser...I always feel funny about asking people for their money. But, this year is about doing things that scare me, and saying 'yes' more; stepping outside of my comfort zone.
And using my dear blog as a platform for said money begging :)
It's not a race, it's a ride. It's about assisting support programs, services, and research that makes a huge difference to the people who must fight MS every day of their lives. For the people who don't have a choice. The National Multiple Sclerosis ("NMSS") is dedicated to a vision of a world free of MS. And you know what's really cool about the NMSS? They not only provide support and services (free of charge, mind you) to those suffering from the disease, but also to the family members and caretakers of those with MS.
How can you not love that?
I don't know about you, but MS has been all around me most of my life. I don't have personal experience with it, but I've watched as others have personally experienced what the disease does to them and their families. It's heartbreaking, and it's a sentence for many. Through the efforts of the National MS Society (a non-profit organization), and donors like you :), we can one day see the light at the end of the MS tunnel.
My fundraising goal is a measly $250 right now, mostly because I lack any real confidence in my ability to ask others for money. But I'm really hoping to blow that goal out of the water. If you think you'd like to help me meet my goal, please click on the below link to go directly to my personal fundraising page and make a quick n' easy donation. Every little bit counts, and I appreciate anything you are willing to do.
Paige's Bike MS Fundraising Page
In the meantime, I'm resting ye' old legs in the wake of a lot of running miles this week. Cycling season is looking verrrrrry appealing right now :)
Thank you for reading, and thank you for your donation.
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You are not asking for money for yourself, you are asking for money on your behalf be/c you are the one on the bike in the middle of Utah in the Summer.
You do it for those who can't but really really want to.
Get on ya!
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