Keith's Ride of Biking and Exercise and Getting some Sun and Raising some Money
So, that bike ride I do every year in May, up in Napa, the first weekend in May? This year, for some reason, they moved it to the end of June, and I'm busy that weekend being in Wisconsin, so I felt bad that I wouldn't be able to do it this year, but then they pointed out that they also have another ride right here in Silicon Valley the weekend before, and I'm totally not busy that weekend, so I signed up. Woo me!
And, btw, that means it's on 6/23, or eleven days from now. I should have sent this out much sooner, but I didn't know I could do it and didn't want to ask folks to donate if I wasn't sure I'd be able to do it.
So, here we are. I'm going on a long bike ride, and hoping to raise money for the American Diabetes Association. If you can chip in, it would be great and I'll appreciate it and so will they and everyone will be happy!
For those of you that are new, and unfamiliar with this, every year I do this one significant fundraiser-type thing, which is a big (for me) bike ride, called the Tour de Cure, which raises money for the American Diabetes Association, mostly to try to prevent diabetes and find a cure for those that have it already, but also to help out everyone whose life has been affected by it. I don't have diabetes myself, but my father has had it for the past ten years or more, and so that really means that the chance of me eventually developing diabetes is higher than average and my doctor told me, a few years back, that technically I'm "pre-diabetes" just because I have a parent with it. My adoptive nephew (long story)'s wife is also diabetic, and I also know plenty of other people who have it. Nobody likes it, I'm told, and I can understand why. So, I've signed up to ride in this annual fundraising bike ride ( because it's exercise, and thus good for me ) and ask everyone I know to kick in money.
As I do, I'm and another mystery party are matching every dollar donated to this campaign, so effectively every dollar you donate results in $3 going to the ADA. And I'll send a postcard to everyone that donates to me, and I'll write your name on the big flag that I fly from the bike. I may do other stuff as well, like I have in years past.
So, wrapping up, I'd again appreciate anything you could afford to contribute to this cause. You can donate to me at , where they'll gladly take contributions via credit card. If you'd like to send a check, mail it to me at Keith Stattenfield, 1395 Gazdar Ct, Santa Clara, CA 95051, made out to "American Diabetes Association", and I'll get them sent in too.
Again, thanks! Here's that link again, http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR/?px=5868864&pg=personal&fr_id=12752
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