As you know, in 99 days, I will be riding 62.5 miles on my bike to benefit ALS (aka Lou Gehrig's disease).
For those unaware, "amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. The life expectancy of an ALS patient averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis. Every 90 minutes a person in this country is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutes another person will lose their battle against this disease. ALS occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries. This crippling disease can strike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease though support is bringing researchers closer to an answer. In the mean time it costs an average of $200,000 a year to provide the care ALS patients need."
My goal for the Metric Century is to raise simply $150. It's a small amount, but anything helps. And that's where you, my lovely readers, step in.
Would you like to win a $30 gift certificate to Amazon.com? AND A COPY OF "OPERATION BEAUTIFUL" by Caitlin Boyle of Healthy Tipping Point? (who I am totally stealing this raffle format from).
PLEASE ENTER THE RAFFLE.
$5 gets you ONE raffle ticket!
$10 gets you TWO raffle tickets
If you donate, and also decide to tweet or blog (one or the other) about this giveaway, then I will double your chances of winning automatically.
The donation page can be found here: http://web.alsa.org/goto/62.5Nicole
Once you donate, please leave a comment on this page letting me know the name you've donated under. If you donate and also tweet or blog, please let me know your username or provide a link to the blog!:)
Please do not donate as "Anonymous," as I cannot send the prize to this winner. The winner of the gift card and book will be chosen by Random Number Generator.
The raffle ends October 3, 2010 at noon, eastern time. ONE MONTH FROM TODAY.
I am currently at 10%. LET'S MAKE IT TO 100%++!!
(As a side note, I have no affiliation with Amazon or Operation Beautiful.)