BENEFITING: DREAMFAR HIGH SCHOOL MARATHON
EVENT DATE: Jun 09, 2012
I'm going to be 50 years old on June 9th and one of the great things about my age is I can be a curmadgeon and not give a shit what anybody thinks. But. If I'm going to be gratuitous about my birthday I'd like to help the four non-profits that I've helped over the years and have helped me by putting up with my bullshit:
- Dana Farber Marathon Challenge - Gave them the best 14 years of my life and they returned it in kind. (http://www.rundfmc.org)
- The Arthritis Foundation of Massachussets - Gave me a start in coaching and I have Arthritis and they are really good people to work with. Salt of the earth types and somehow I wound up working there. Still think of them as family. (http://www.arthritis.org/massachusetts/)
- Back on My Feet - I'm executive director at the Boston Chapter and the things we can do with a staff of four dedicated and equally old people (except for you B.loved) would astound you. (http://boston.backonmyfeet.org/Boston-Landing.html)
- Dreamfar High School Marathon (DHSM) - They help kids like few programs can and with a whole lot less than most. I boss around their president and give her grief which in that alone I should get buried in money. I named my fundraising effort after her.. (http://www.dreamfarhsm.org/)
My goal is to raise $500 for DHSM. Why DHSM? Because Crowdrise only lets me raise money for one organization at a time but please do visit the sites for my other folks and donate in my name. Why $500? Cause I'm a pessimist when it comes to this fundraising stuff. Why people hire me to raise funds is beyond me. $500 will get a couple of troubled kids through a season of DHSM and then hopefully onto college and bigger things.