Welcome back; I know it's been a few months. Last time I wrote, I told you about my plans to recruit people to train with me to do a century ride and to raise money to fight blood cancers. I was happy to say, four people took me up on the offer. For their efforts, I ponied up and supported their fundraising for a minimum of $50 each.
Of course, I'm not writing to be self-congratulatory. Nope, I'm writing about this dog. This is Koda. He is a fine looking animal. He belongs to my friend Jennifer, who happens to be one of the four people that agreed to join me with Team in Training. Well, Jennifer has been working very hard at training and fundraising in addition to being a devoted mom to Koda.
I have it on good authority that what really makes Koda happy, besides posing for photos, is when his mom gets another donation to support her fundraising efforts. Look how cute he is with those sunglasses on. I'm sure you would like to help make Koda happy. I wager that if you made a donation to Jennifer's cause, that she would even send a picture of Koda to you. Of course, Jennifer has no knowledge that I'm doing this, she might just send Koda after me.
In years past, I've made requests for you to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through my fundraising. As I said at the outset of the year, I'm focusing my attention on supporting others' efforts. So I'm not asking... but if you were looking for a way to make an old dog happy and, by the way, help fight blood cancers then would you please consider donating to my friend's fundraising efforts. When you make your donation, feel free to put in the comments that you're doing it to make Koda happy. And if you can't donate, I understand. I promise not to suggest that you don't like dogs. Because we all know, everybody loves dogs and who wouldn't want to make one happy.
Thank you and please visit Jennifer's donation page at http://pages.teamintraining.org/gba/ambbr14/lindstaedt