Thursday, April 5th, 2012
Last year started off with a new focus on finding little ways to give back to the triathlon community.
This year is getting kicked off with one HUGE way to give back to the cancer community by supporting Rev3′s run across America and mission to raise $100,000 for the Ulman Cancer Fund. The team left Oceanside, California 11 days ago and is currently making its way through Oklahoma. 1,350 miles of running in the bank! They’ve raised over $30,000 so far too! Great progress, but we need to keep up the momentum.
Their blog updates are awesome/hilarious/inspirational. You NEED to check it out. Plus, you can see where they are right now via GPS. http://rev3tri.com/america/raa-blog/
I’m really jealous that I couldn’t be there running through the mountains, BUT I’ve thought of a my own way to support the cause.
Micro Donations – I want to earn YOUR donation – one at a time.
Do you have an idea for some thing (ANYTHING) I can do to give you a little extra satisfaction beyond knowing that you’ve supported a good cause? Name it and tell me about it. Let me know what you think it is worth. If I agree, you make the donation and I’m yours. They can be physical challenges, embarrassing stunts, manual labor or anything in between. Get creative.
Here are some ideas (in general order of the money you’d need to donate for me to do it).
- Submit a guest post to be published here
- I’ll write a poem for you
- I’ll photoshop a custom blog header for you
- Jump into a ice cold lake and post a video to YouTube
- Bake you dinner
- Raid my collection of vintage Team Trackers race and training kits
- Hire me as your personal “race sherpa” for the day
- Post an instructional YouTube video for how to do the “wiggle dance”
- Get me to part ways with my signed Crowie, Rinny and Gollnick T-shirt. (yes. I have one)
- Get your name tattoo’d on my butt cheek
Basically, just complete the sentence “It would be really cool if Jamie…..”
You just have to pony up the appropriate level of cash, and consider it done.
Well… maybe not the butt tattoo…
Everyone has their limits.