The past 3 months or so have been spent trying to raise $4000 for cancer research, prevention outreach, and patient care. I did it once before in 2006 with lots of fancy fundraising letters, but this time I decided to only use facebook and ask for small donations. I'm close to my goal, about $500 shy, but am thrilled by the knowledge that tweaking my method has brought in over 145 contributors from Brazil, Israel, Syria, Denmark, France, Spain, Italy, Canada, and the ol' US of A. A big part of this process has been making ridiculous fundraising videos...
Monday, April 13, 2009
A church in Michigan City, Indiana explaining five reasons to tithe. Until seeing this poster, I thought "tithing" strictly belonged to vocabularies prior to the 16th century. It turns out tithes are in, and my vocabulary needs a serious updating.
This is the 5th installment in a series of photos taken from a 2006 bicycle trip across America to raise funds, spread awareness, and foster hope in the fight against cancer. I am riding again this summer. Each rider has pledged to raise $4000 to donate to the American Cancer Society's Baltimore Hope Lodge, a free residence for patients receiving cancer treatment in the Baltimore area. We also donate to the outreach and research divisions of the Sydney Kymmel Comprehensive Cancer CEnter at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Please consider making a $10 donation. If you can only afford less, then that is totally cool - EVERY PENNY COUNTS! You can make a contribution by clicking the "Donate Here" link of my fundraising page at: http://sites.google.com/a/4kforcancer.org/rider-fundraising/riderfundraising/raffi-wartanian
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