Saturday, April 3, 2010
Many of my friends and co-workers have raised money for charity through fundraising efforts. I have always helped out and donated to others, but I have never taken on fundraising myself. I thought about it many times, but I didn't want to do something just to do it and put it off until I came up with something that was important to me.
Over the last 6 years I have been inspired by Challenged Athletes and recently I met an individual that used to be an avid runner but after a car accident can no longer run. This made me really think about what it would be like if I could not participate in athletics and therefore I want to give back by helping raise money for the Challenged Athletes Foundation.
Theresa and I had a great time watching people guess when Abigail was going to be born along with her gender, height and weight. I decided to do something similar while fundraising for CAF.
For every $10 you donate to my CAF fundraising effort, you can send me one guess at what you think my finishing time and overall place will be in the Ironman World Championship this October. The person with the closest guess to my actual time gets some money from me and the more I raise for CAF, the more I pay the winner.
For full details including why I want to support CAF and to play the game take a look at this page: http://ironmancona.blogspot.com/p/race-for-reason-guess-my-time-in-kona.html
If you just want to donate quickly and get on with your day, check out: http://raceforareason.kintera.org/mancona