Mr. Ian DA MacKenzie
March 29, 2012
And a polka dot jersey. Thank you to everyone who has supported me on raising funds for this very important cause. In only 9 days we've raised $5,000 and pushed me past me goal. Now I have to do my part and ride the Challenge Course.
I heard today from the BC Cancer Agency who called to confirm that I am receiving a polka dot jersey. As soon as I receive it I'll get a photo out for everyone to admire! I wish I could find a better looking model than myself to show it off with. Any volunteers?
For those that haven't donated and still want to donate, there remains plenty of time to donate to help beat this disease that affects so many of us.
March 20, 2012
Wow - $10,000! I can't believe it. I'm now getting so close to the polka dot jersey. Thank you to all that have helped. I'm seriously concernced that you are going to get me out on the Challenge Ride. As the Ride to Conquer Cancer describes it - "the Challenge Route is for those that are looking for extra kilometres and more elevation gain" Yikes. I think I had better find a longer, hillier route to and from work!
Thank you to all that have donated and/or offered words of support.
February 17, 2012
Alright, it's been over a month now. Thank you to all that have donated. I'm currently at 10th on the donations list, just under 50% of my new target, $15,000 and a polka dot jersey. The problem is, there are a only 10 jerseys available to the first to raise $15,000. If you haven't donated and plan on donating, please go ahead and donate now. If you want, I'll come by personally wearing my polka dot jersey if you want (or more likely, I'll avoid you completely when I'm wearing the jersey) - just please donate.
January started off well riding, but the excuses seemed to pile up quickly as the month progressed - "too much snow" "feeling sick" "it's cold out" "I'm lazy", but I've got the motiviation again, from you, to start the cycling again.
Please encourage your friends and family to donate to this worthy cause. Unfortunately, too many of us have been affected by cancer, friends, family, colleagues. This ride goes a long way to helping find a cure and provides much inspiration to those fighting their own personal battles.
Keep the donations coming - let's go for the polka dot jersey.
January 1, 2012
It is already 2012, I can hardly believe it. I hope you and your family had a safe and happy Christmas and wish you all the best for the New Year.
As I noted below, I've signed up for the Ride again this June and begun my training. Even when I was away I kept on training, riding a snow bike at Big White!
So now the fundraising begins. Please help me meet and exceed my goal for this very worthy cause. I thank you in advance for considering donating to help fight and defeat cancer.
November 17, 2011
Well, I've signed up (again) for the 2012 Ride to Conquer Cancer. It is a ways off but the registration is nearly full already.
In an uncharatericstic move, I have already begun my training for next year. I've entered into a challenge with someone at work. The goal is to be the one who can ride their bike into the office more often between the beginning of November and December 16th. We're presently tied, with both of us only missing one day. In addition to the right to gloat over the loser, the winner also will receive a donation towards cancer research in their name. So, there are some side benefits too.
The plan is to begin looking for donations early in the New Year, so you can use those tax receipts in 2012. However, if you feel the need, the urge, or the guilt, you certainly can make a donation now and use the receipt in 2011. I won't complain, in fact, I'll thank you profusely.
All the best of the Season, and I'll write to you early in the New Year.