It’s almost time for me to make another installment on my entry fees, so I think its fair for me to publicly update on my fundraising progress. I did a quick estimation of what I still have to pay for upcoming (plane ticket, hotel, 2 entry fee installments, misc gear, shots and visas, etc). My rough estimation is that I still have about $8500 CAD worth of my own expenses yet to cover. Lee will read this and suppress a vomit, but I am actually pretty pleased with this number – I still have decent stock of my shirts to sell (which I suspect won’t last long once Ride season starts), and I am good at making budgets work. It’s a manageable number at at the very very very worst, its less than the limit on our Amex or the total of our investments.
As for fundraising for my charities, I am dragging behind a little bit. I have been saving and writing cheques for LongRun, at 10% of my t-shirt and tackswap sales, and that will continue. So far though, that is only about $200 to them (though I do have lots of orders waiting on the first few rides of the season!) I haven’t fund raised anything for CoolEarth yet.
So here is the plan going forward:
- If you want to support just me and help cover my costs – visit my Sponsorship page where you can either donate online with your credit card, or contact me via email to donate products for my use or to go in my online auction.
- Support me AND LongRun – Visit my online store and purchase a shirt. OR visit my online auction and bid on a donated product.
- Support JUST LongRun *NEW* – Visit my sponsorship page and click the link that says “Donate to LongRun”. It will take you to a page specifically for my efforts and allow you to donate, while helping me meet my minimum donation requirement.
- Support JUST CoolEarth *NEW* – Visit my sponsorship page and click the link that says “Donate to CoolEarth“. It will take you to a page specifically for my efforts and allow you to donate, while helping me meet my minimum donation requirement.
If you are a company interested in sponsoring me in exchange for advertising, please e-mail me directly to discuss potential options.