Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Help me pedal my way to 10K!

Thanks to all of you who have generously shown your support of my solo bike tour and the Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter (OWLS) by sending words of encouragement, donations to my cause, and packages with goodies. Your kind words have helped to keep me pedaling through muscle pain, inclement weather, steep hills, and mechanical issues.

It’s been 1500 miles, five states and almost $5500 dollars. I’ve raised just over one-half of my $10,000 goal and I only have less than 20 days left pedaling. I am beginning to wonder if I am going to attain this 10K goal at the rate that donations are trickling in. I hope I am able fulfill my dream of helping OWLS fund a large enclosure in which to rehabilitate larger mammals such as the white-tailed deer pictured here.

Remember – for a $50 donation, you’ll receive a Pedal4wildlife t-shirt; $100 – a t-shirt and a sweatshirt, and $250 – a t-shirt, sweatshirt, and Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter canvas tote. Donations to OWLS are tax deductible.

To make a secure online donation to my cause, click the donation link in the right-hand sidebar of this webpage or visit http://www.pedal4wildlife.org/. Alternatively, checks can be mailed to the Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter at 100 Wildlife Way, Newport, NC 28570. Note “bike tour” on your check.

I realize economic conditions make it difficult for some to consider donating money. If this is the case, please consider giving back to your community by volunteering a small amount of your time during the national United We Serve campaign. Together, we can make a huge impact in our communities.

Other ways to help this cause:

*Send the http://www.pedal4wildlife.org/ link to all of the email addresses in your contact list and ask them to donate.
*Join my Facebook Cause and invite all of your FB friends to join, too.
*Post a link to this blog on your Facebook page or use the “share” function at the bottom of any of my blog posts.

Thank you for your overwhelming kindness and generosity. The orphaned and injured animals at the Outer Banks Wildlife shelter thank you, too.

1 comment:

  1. What an amazing thing your trying to accomplish! I would definitely send money if I had it...and am truly thankful for the link to United We Serve! I am very active on Twitter and have been trying to help causes by tweeting them- I will be sure to pass along your blog :) Keep up the fantastic journey for this cause. I love World Wildlife Fund and have been trying to figure out a way to help them too! Thanks and good luck. By the way- as a former athlete and natural mama...I would recommend you try Topricin pain cream for sure. It is all natural and feels great ;) Take Care and God's Blessings! smilinggreenmom *tweet me!