Shocking, I know.
Well not to worry folks – I managed to get myself registered between some of the many meetings I had today. As of this very moment, my official list of races includes the Chocolate Run 10 Miler, the Run for Retina Research half marathon, the Toronto Goodlife Marathon, and the Ottawa Marathon. I’m also awaiting info regarding a bib for the 30k Around the Bay in Hamilton. To be honest, I’m a little bit nervous and a whole-lotta excited about all of these races. Perhaps I’m somewhat throw-uppy too.
Yup, just checked – definitely throw-uppy – but in a good way.
Beyond running 21.1 km, the Run for Retina half marathon is also a fundraising event with the specific goal of raising awareness and research dollars that will help scientists study retinal diseases such as Macular Degeneration, Retinal Pigmentosa, Stargardt’s Disease, and others. For those of you not in the know, these diseases are far more common than you might think. They can also be extremely debilitating, as they can lead to partial or complete blindness.
Anyway, some of you will know that retinal diseases are rather important to me, so when I realized the opportunity to raise money for such a worthy cause, I had to jump. And with that, this is my not-so-subtle way of asking you to donate to the cause.
For those of you with the means and the inclination to do so, I’ve put together a rather simple little donation page through the Running Room1 which you can access by clicking here2 (or by clicking on the Run For Retina Research icon over there on the right side of the page).
My goal is to raise at least $500. So if you’ve got some cash burning a hole in your pocket, why not throw it in my general direction? And by that, I don’t mean throw it at me, I clearly mean donate it. Because donating is good for you; it’s been scientifically proven by scienticians to improve your cardiovascular health, lower your cholesterol, and help you lose weight or gain weight – depending on what you’re trying to do; it leads to rock hard abs and a butt that won’t quit, and it is also guaranteed to improve your sex life3.
With a list of benefits like that, you’d be almost crazy NOT to donate. 😉
1 And by put together I mean I didn’t do anything at all, save for enter my name and press the magic go button. Then, presto-change-o, my fundraising page was born! Oh the magic of the interwebs. Is there anything it can’t do?
2 Or if you are wary about online donations, I can also collect the cash from you and submit the pledge that way.
3 Or donating will just make you feel warm and fuzzy inside. I don’t really know. I’m not a scientician.
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