January 21, 2009 at 8:00 am
I got an email blast from my neighborhood bike store yesterday, and in a moment of optimism or madness I signed up for an event they advertised: The 26th Annual Bop to the Top. Tired of taking part in horizontal races, I’ve chosen to partake in a vertical race up 37 floors of the One America building in downtown Indianapolis. No, I haven’t been training. No, I can’t remember the last time I was on a Stairmaster. But I’m still in fairly good shape and this sounds like a lark, so I paid my registration fee and now I have to show up.
The race is also a fundraiser for the Riley Children’s Hospital, Indiana’s first and only pediatric facility. My blog gets a lot of visitors, and it occurred to me that if every one of you just gave $1 we could raise over a thousand dollars for sick kids. If you want to sponsor me, visit my fundraising page. It’s too bad I didn’t hear about this event sooner or else I could have nagged you for money for at least a month :) I’ve set a fundraising goal of $500 and I want to see if we can reach that goal in just 3 days. I bet we can do it! Instead of putting change into a vending machine at 3 o’clock, why not donate it to help change someone’s life? It will surely be easier than climbing to the 37th floor like I’m going to do.
Thanks in advance for your donations!
ETA: I just had an idea, so I’m editing this entry. If you sponsor me on my race and you have a blog or web site, I will link to you in the post I write about the event. Hopefully that will motivate some of you to give! After you give, contact me with your name and link and I’ll include it in my post next week.