Pan Mass Challenge: Help a blogger out, yo!
TooSoxy friend Chris is doing something kind of spectacular. The 2011 Pan Mass Challenge. And he needs our help! And, unlike all those times we scream at Adrian Gonzalez to run to first instead of walk-jog- we can actually MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Wow. I wonder what that will feel like.
In Chris’ words:
The summer has definitely flown by and the Pan Mass Challenge has arrived. I will be departing, along with about 5300 of my closest cycling friends, from Sturbridge this Saturday to make the 111 mile trek to the Cape Cod Canal. … The Pan Mass Challenge is a fundraising event for the Jimmy Fund of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The event aims to raise $34 million this year, and is the single largest fundraiser the Jimmy Fund puts together each year.
I am asking for your support in helping me raise these dollars that will help those battling cancer and their families. The ultimate goal is a cure for all forms of cancer, but in the meantime, the Jimmy Fund helps make the lives of these brave people a little easier.
No amount is too small or insignificant, and every dollar raised goes directly to this worthwhile cause. 100% of every rider raised donation will go to the Jimmy Fund.
To donate online, just visit: http://www.pmc.org/profile/CV0042 and click “Donate to my Ride.”
To donate $10 via text message, text PMC CV0042 to 20222 (don’t forget to reply “yes” to confirm the donation…you can do this up to four times to donate $40)
To donate via check, E-mail me directly and I will give you all the info you need.
This is a fantastic event and all of the riders and volunteers work extremely hard to make it the single largest fund-raiser for the Jimmy Fund, accounting for more than half of its yearly donation total. Even if you don’t donate to my ride, donate to someone, as this is a cause truly worth supporting.
For those of you who don’t know Chris Villani, check out his blog HERE. He’s a swell guy. And it’s a swell cause.
So, speaking of swells… let’s make waves!
If you can’t donate ($5? It’s just $5. That’s a pack of cigarettes. And I hear those cause cancer), feel free to leave him words of encouragement. And spread the word…