BENEFITING: UNITED WAY OF CENTRAL CAROLINAS INC
EVENT DATE: Nov 08, 2014
"Give your 2¢ to United Way"
I am Bill Dusch. As the Campaign Chair of the Cabarrus County United Way and an avid marathon runner, I have been looking for a way to combine the two. "Give your 2¢ to United Way" is a way for you to help me complete my next marathon in November and make a difference in the 2014 United Way campaign.
Here is the Challenge. On Saturday, November 8, I will be running my 68th marathon, the Savannah Rock and Roll Marathon. I plan to start the marathon from the dead last position, behind everyone. This is where the 2¢ comes in. I am asking you to pledge a gift of 2¢ (or more) for each marathoner I pass. Since there will also be half-marathoners starting at the same time, along with dogs and baby strollers, they will not count. Only full marathon runners will be counted.
So, if I pass 100, you will make a generous gift of $2.00. If 500 are passed, your gift will be $10.00 and 1,000 would be $20.00. The more I pass, the bigger your gift. To give you a idea of what to expect, last year 3,059 finished the Savannah Rock and Roll Marathon, so if I am able to finish in the top half, your gift would be about $30.00. From my personal level, I will be donating $1.00 for each fellow marathoner I pass.
I hope you will join me in this fun way to support United Way and help me through my next marathon. To be a part of this challenge, just send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) saying “Yes Bill, I want to put in my 2¢ to United Way”. After the marathon, I will send you the final number and you can go to my Crowdrise fundraising site to make your gift. Using Crowdrise, your gift will go straight to United Way and the credit charge fee is optional. Just use the site below which I will send to you again after the marathon. If you would like to pledge more than 2¢, just put in the amount in your note of support back to me.
If you prefer, your gift can be a check made out to the United Way of Central Carolinas, Inc and sent it to the United Way Cabarrus office located at 363 Church St N #130, Concord, NC 28025.