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January 25th, 2012 at 1:48:38 PM permalink
On March 3 I'm climbing the Stratosphere tower stairs as a fund raiser for the American Lung Association. They are asking me to bug my friends for donations, so consider yourself bugged. You can visit my fund raising page for more information. Below is the suggested text they told me to say:

Quote: ALA pitch

Dear Friends,

Soon I will be joining more than thousands of others from around the country in this year's Fight for Air Climbs to raise money for the American Lung Association. I am gathering donations and walking to help fight asthma, lung cancer, COPD and dozens of other lung diseases.

I am asking or your help. By making a contribution on my behalf, you will be helping the American Lung Association provide community based education programs, fight for cleaner air standards and fund life-saving research.

Asthma is the number one cause for school absenteeism and every day in this country at least 10 people die from an asthma attack, thus it is important that we provide disease management education to children when they are 8, 9 or 10 years old. Lung Cancer is the leading cause of cancer death globally and is woefully under funded when it comes to research, thus is essential that we generate the awareness needed to increase resources for advanced research projects. The average age for American's to start a smoking habit is 14, thus it is critical that we get into the elementary schools and teach children about the dangers of tobacco use early.

My goal is to raise $100 for our cause. Please go to my personal web page and make a $5, $10 or $20 gift. All gifts are fully tax deductible as The American Lung Association is a 501(c)3 organization and is in fact one of the most recognized nationally for proper management of the resources entrusted them since they began in 1904. You will receive a notice in the mail from me thanking you for your gift which you can then use for your tax filing next year. You may also make checks payable to The American Lung Association (my climb team) and mail them to our local office.

Please take a deep breath....and be thankful that you can. Millions of others suffer from lung disease daily and your support makes the every day act of breathing that much easier for many people.

Together we can fight lung disease successfully.

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January 25th, 2012 at 1:52:03 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

On March 3 I'm climbing the Stratosphere tower stairs



As challenging as climbing the Empire State Buildings
stairs? Now there's a climb, 103 floors I think.
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January 25th, 2012 at 1:56:19 PM permalink
Anybody remember when one of the early winners of the race up the Empire State building's stairs was found to be a New York fireman on disability ?
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January 25th, 2012 at 2:26:51 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

On March 3 I'm climbing the Stratosphere tower stairs as a fund raiser for the American Lung Association. They are asking me to bug my friends for donations, so consider yourself bugged. You can visit my fund raising page for more information.



Would you care to redirect a certain bet, should you win? Or part of it? >;)

But it would be unseemly to merely joke on an honest charitable appeal. So consider this a pledge for an undisclosed amount.
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buzzpaff
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January 25th, 2012 at 2:35:09 PM permalink
In the interest of fairness to the other contestants. will the Wiz be carrying Hot Blonde piggyback during this race ??
buzzpaff
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January 25th, 2012 at 3:08:39 PM permalink
Mike
I tried to donate by sponsoring a participant, but could not bring your name up. Was about to give up before I saw the support
Michael link on the upper right side of the front page. I used it and am assuming just an error on the site ??
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January 25th, 2012 at 3:23:22 PM permalink
Quote: buzzpaff

I tried to donate by sponsoring a participant, but could not bring your name up. Was about to give up before I saw the support
Michael link on the upper right side of the front page. I used it and am assuming just an error on the site ??



I don't think you need to bother with that. Here is how do it it.

1. Go to my fund raising page at http://action.lungusa.org/site/TR?px=4782564&pg=personal&fr_id=4550&et=wmAg47FcHsECCiJXL8qwCA&s_tafId=30103.

2. Click on "make a gift." It is under the thermometer.

3. Fill in the requested fields.

Somebody already donated $10 (thanks!). If we get $90 I'll get a free t-shirt! Come on -- I want that shirt.

Quote: Nareed

Would you care to redirect a certain bet, should you win? Or part of it? >;)



I don't know that much about it, but the following day they do it again for the people with the best times in the first heat. I'd be honored to get that far. Remember, I was in the top 12% in the half-marathon for my age group. Let's leave our certain bet alone, as it already has action on the Super Bowl. I'd be open to wagering on this somehow, but don't know what is a reasonable goal.
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January 25th, 2012 at 3:25:30 PM permalink
I was the somebody. Just wondered if anybody else might have given up after not finding the right way to donate. Wish it could have been more.
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January 25th, 2012 at 6:07:56 PM permalink
FWIW, Wiz's instrux above worked like a charm. Just took a couple of minutes
for a good cause.
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January 26th, 2012 at 4:14:49 AM permalink
%$@#%$... how #$@!$%#$ stupid is it for these places not to use paypal! I could pay with paypal in seconds. I can never understand why something like this won't take paypal. Sometimes I just decline to send money if they are so stupid.

I guess I can't do that to the Wizard.
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