So I have a Huge dilemma here, with fund raising. Because I had not had much success completing a Marathon, this year I didn’t ask for donations or anything. I just wanted to finish.
Now….I would really like to “use” my November race as a vehicle for raising some money for Charity. But I am soooo torn!
There are so many deserving bunches of people out there.
Currently I am involved in trying to help raise Money for my Friend Brian to have a Bone Marrow transplant. Through that I have met up with a new friend, also a runner, who has a brother who also needs a Bone Marrow Transplant….and there is so far, not a match for him. So there is that.
Beyond that….I have toyed with the idea of teaming up with my Cousin to raise money to combat MS. My cousin, who is a remarkable person, has MS. She is the Mom of three very sweet and active children and the wife to one Hard working fellow. She is one of the most creative people I know and while she is into things that I think are a little “out there” (Ren faire…) I respect that she continues to live a great life despite her ailment which is at this point, quite severe.
Then there is also the race itself, which raises money for Wells in Kenya, another great cause.
I raised money before for Doctors without Borders…But since I never got any acknowledgement of the money, I got a little concerned about using the JustGiving site…..but it may have been MSF itself with sloppy record-keeping.
So what to do, how to choose. They all are worthy. but what is going to make the greatest impact?