Saturday, December 03, 2011

It's time to start...again

Wow, that's been a long time.  My updates for the past 18 months have pretty much centered on one topic, and I think it's time to change topics.  Let's dust the cobwebs off this blog and get back to addressing the issues at hand.  Namely, let's talk about bike riding adventures and leading the fight against blood cancers.

So before I get back into bike riding tales, let me tell you about the immediate priority, that is I'm once again taking up the fight against blood cancers.  I've know too many people who've battled leukemia and lymphoma and frankly, I'm fed up.  It's a cruel twist of the human condition that some unlucky folks are stricken with these tragic diseases.  Well, I'm taking up the fight by fundraising again.  And as always, I'm asking you to help.

In the past, when I've asked for your donations, I've offered various incentives - such as riding a mile for every dollar raised or putting your name on my bike or clothing.  Parenthetically, I still have the bike shorts with Natalie's name on them.  Anyway, this time is no exception.

First, I want you to look at your calendar and mark the Sunday after Father's day.  Specifically, Sunday June 24th, 2012.  That is the date of Pork-a-Palooza III.  At Pork-a-Palooza II we smoked over 40 pounds of meat and we entertained dozens of guest.  It is the event to start the summer season.  The lad and I have hosted this event for two years in a row and next year promises to be even better.  

So why am I talking about this, well I'll tell you.  This year, to get a priority invitation to Pork-a-Palooza I'm asking that you sponsor me.  That is, for every $50 donation you get to be on the Donor Guest list for the porcine event of the year.  Very similar to the donor program that they run at Cal for preferred seating, you get preferred treatment at Pork-a-Palooza.

So here's the offer, sponsor me as I am fundraising again for Team in Training, and oh, by the way, I'm going to be riding through the dead of winter to train for the Solvang Century at the beginning of March.  For your sponsorship, you get to be a preferred Donor Guest at Pork-a-Palooza III.

Sponsorship is simple - go to http://pages.teamintraining.org/sf/solvang12/sasche

Thanks again and let's get started.