Thank You for Your Generosity

I want to thank everyone for your generosity.  This last spring, I sent out numerous fund raising requests via this blog, facebook, linkedin, twitter, and old fashioned email.  I was raising money for the National MS Society’s Bike MS ride in Northern Virginia.  And many of you responded.  More than I could have imagined.

I originally set my goal at $1000.  I quickly reached that.  I moved my goal several times before finally exceeding my last goal of $5000.  Your generosity placed me in the top 50 of fundraisers (#11 to be exact).

While it was a hot day, our early start and the companionship and encouragement of a new friend allowed me to finish the 30 miles (37 after a detour).  I felt triumphant.

The day was capped with the team award.  I was riding with the KPMG team, who came in first after raising $40,000.  I didn’t know, until hanging out with the team that afternoon, that I was an inspiration in their fund raising efforts. I was touched.

For all who opened your hearts and/or wallets, you have my greatest gratitude.  Thank you.

P.S. One of the greatest thing about this experience – I received contributions from a number of people I have never met.  Several of my twitter friends and Claytastic facebook fans were generous enough to donate to someone they only know through the internet.  A special thanks to them.


About Claytastic

Health coach. Writer. Teacher. Artist. Living an amazing life with MS. Interested in bringing peace and beauty into people's lives.
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