posted on 5.11.11
Serious business: I am biking 50 miles for charity.
On May 21st, I’m going to be participating in “Coast the Coast,” a charity bike ride to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. I’ll be riding with a team from members of my hometown, The Park Pedalers, and if memory serves, this will be my 12th consecutive year riding in the event. And it is now dawning on me that that is more than half of my life, which just makes me feel old.
This is a cause that hits particularly close to home for me. Watching a family member struggle with and adapt to the symptoms of MS is never easy. Funds earned by the ride go towards research for finding a cure, as well as towards providing care for those already afflicted.
Anyhow, I don’t really know most of the people who read this braindump Tumblr of mine, but I figured that since ~400 of you are still following me on here (for reasons unknown even to you, I’m sure), I wanted to invite you to contribute. There’s no minimum donation, and it would really mean a lot to me. You could donate 500 dollars, you could donate 5 pennies; anything is appreciated. If you have a wad of cash burning a hole in your pocket, this is definitely a good thing to use it on. The link to contribute is right here.
So, to recap:
- Doing something exhausting for charity
- Donations are greatly appreciate
Additionally, there is a little box on that donation page where you can opt to have your name displayed as a donor. I just want to preemptively say: I appreciate your contribution, Dr. Fartenstein McButtpants.
My music teacher back in grade school, Mrs. Strecker, had MS, and she passed away a number of years ago. We were often badly behaved students — granted, we were pre-teen kids who didn’t really know any better, but still — and I’ll always regret our collective assholery (whether to her face in class, or behind her back).
I donated to Brian’s cause. You should, too.