It's that time again, when I beg you to donate toward a good cause!
Spring is upon us. The sun is shining more often, and like temperatures your urge to donate to the American Lung Association (ALA) is on the rise!
What's in it for me?
- All donors: Anything!
I’ll send you a thank you card and appreciate your support!
- Souvenir: $50
You get a sweet souvenir along with your thank you card!
- Super Souvenir: $100
You get a more different souvenir! It’s better than the $50 dollar level souvenir!
- Everybody loves a t-shirt tier: $150
You get a limtied edition t-shirt!
- Corporate Shill Tier: $250 (Doesn’t have to be a single person or donation. Feel free to pool money with others!)
With this tier, you get to design
one custom Compression sleeve (limit 2)
One pair of Socks (limit 1) (image can be duplicated front and back or have a different image front and back, image can also be on the side of the socks instead)
To plug your business, a charity, podcast, artwork, twitch channel, whatever you want! (Except things that would be inappropriate for a public/family event) Last year the top donors were brought up to the center stage at the finish line for a group picture so you would have an opportunity to have your imagery in front of the whole crowd! Not to mention passing motorists, fellow cyclists, and pedestrians along the course route. If you make your donation early, I will also wear them during my training rides leading up to the big day! What a value!
You provide the image file in PNG or JPG (150 DPI) and I will order the product you select. This tier is limited so I recommend contacting me before donating if you see others have made donations over 250 dollars to make sure it is still available.
- Full-Size Sock: 20" tall by 10" wide
- Arm Sleeves: 17" tall by 7" wide
Because it’s always important to stretch before doing strenuous physical activity
$2000 – Little Stretch
All donors of $25 or more get a souvenir picture to go with their thank you cards!
$3000 – Moderate Stretch
Another, more different souvenir for all donors of $75 or more!
$5000 – Stretch leg-strong
I will ride the full 100 miles!
$10,000 – Ludicrous Stretch
I will ride the full 100 miles…. Wait for it…. On a tall bike! Or at least, I will attempt the full hundred miles on a tall bike...
Why the ALA you may ask?
The ALA's mission is:
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases. The American Lung Association has many programs and initiatives to fight lung disease. Among these are: LUNG FORCE, Freedom From Smoking, Asthma Basics, Better Breathers Clubs, Lung HelpLine, Open Airways For Schools, the Healthy Air Campaign, the Airways Clinical Research Centers Network and other programs encompassing research, healthy air, tobacco control and cessation, public/professional education and lung health advocacy.
This directly helps the 234,030 people in the United States who will be diagnosed with lung cancer in 2018, including 121,680 men and 112,350 women. It also helps prevent another 154,050 people in the United States dying each year.
Don't take my word for it though, how about some testimonials:
"They gave me a quit date. I did everything they told me to do and I have never smoked again. They gave me the tools that showed me when I smoked and why I was smoking. It was like a miracle, truly like a miracle. I just kept going - and I'm still going. [Freedom From Smoking] saved my life. I am eternally grateful to the American Lung Association. They just work miracles, they really do. Kept me alive this many years. It was highly unlikely I was going to survive the winter and here I am, 10 years later. And I am so grateful that I met my two great-granddaughters—they wouldn't have met me if I hadn't had found this program." —Glady
"What helped me quit was knowing that the minute I craved for a cigarette, I was prepared. Plus knowing how much I smoked by doing Pack Tracks was a pain in the butt, excuse me, but it really helped! The other big thing was the group support. I never felt alone when I was quitting. I tried everything to quit before—I wish I had gone through [Freedom From Smoking] sooner." —Cathy
With ALA you also know your donation is truly serving the populations they say they are. CharityNavigator gives them a score of 83.94 out of 100. They spend 93.5% of donations directly on their mission, not overhead. They also get 89% of their funds from gifts, donations, and grants. That means that without your support, they cannot provide the services that compose their mission.
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Thank you for your support!