Hi friends and family.
I'm running the 2012 NYC Marathon and I need your help!
I decided that if I was gonna go through this pain, I wanted to do it for a great cause so I'm raising money for an incredible organization called CampInteractive.
CI is a Bronx-based nonprofit that inspires inner-city kids to step back into nature and forward into technology. They execute their goals through a two-pronged program. First, CI takes students on outward-bound style adventure trips to open their minds and enhance leadership abilities. The students are outfitted with cameras, journals, and video equipment, and they are encouraged to record their experience. Upon returning to NYC, the students create a video, edit their photos, write stories, and build a website using their experience to fuel the content. This process gives students real-world applicable technology skills and the courage and leadership to use them. Here is a great video if you want to learn more about the program: https://vimeo.com/23972267
I really believe in CI’s mission and have committed to raising $5,000 to keep these programs running. I would truly appreciate your help in reaching this goal! Please donate securely through my Crowdrise page by clicking here: http://www.crowdrise.com/teaminteractivemarathon2012/fundraiser/charlesbirnbaum/donate
for a $50 donation you can:
+ get a sweaty hug from me at the mile marker of your choosing
+ get credit for a 20 mile run on your Nike+ after I take it with me on a 20 mile training run
for $100 you can:
+ select a hat or headband I will wear for one mile of the marathon
+ pick the shirt I wear during one of my training runs (Boston fans, this one's for you…)
for $250 you can:
+ pick a day and ill come to your apartment or house and take your dog on a run
+ pick the first spirit I will take a shot of at the after-race party
+ Cindy and I will have you over for dinner (as many times as you want!)
Thanks for your support!