Monday, June 12, 2006

Last Year's Shave

I have not heard from Steve about his ride this weekend (10-11 June). I imagine he is having a much deserved rest. Here are a few moments from last year's shave:

Since I started late, I am accepting donations for a while longer. Help me set a date for the shave by getting donations in now!

Friday, June 09, 2006

A little bit goes a long way

The first few donations are starting to trickle in...

I have had a few people ask what they should donate. That's really up to you. I figure I have talked to at least 100 people, so if each person donated $10, I would be well on the way to achieving the $1,000 goal. $16 would be a good symbolic gift for the 16,000 suffering from MS in Michigan, and it would cover the people who just can not afford a donation this year (tell your friends, pass it on, learn about MS...)

Of course, I am not discouraging the larger donations either. Maybe the largest donor wants the privilege of shaving my head himself (going once...). I would be willing to sell ad space as well for a short time ("Insert brain here"). Let me know what I can do to separate you from your money for an excellent cause.

According to the Charity Navigator website, the Michigan chapter of the National MS Society has a fundraising efficiency of $0.08 for every dollar raised and they keep administrative expenses very low. As I read it, $0.92 of each dollar goes to help those in need. Know that this money will be well spent!

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Pledge online

As I did last year, I am raising money in conjunction with my friend Steve, who does all of the hard work by riding his bike in the MS 150. Steve has a nifty and secure web site, hosted at the national MS Society web server for making donations directly toward his campaign. Just log in to his website and press the ePledge button in the middle of the screen. Let me know if I should count this toward the shaved head by leaving a comment here or sending me an email. Friends can always send a check directly to me made out to the MS Society.

Find out more about the MS 150 Bike Tour on 11 and 12 of June. I won't be shaving my head at the finish line this year. I will announce a time and location on this blog, so come back for more information.

Did you know that MS is an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system? There are many and varied symptoms. Read more about MS on the MS Society website.