Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Help out the PTB!

You all know my fondness for the PTB... those external forces that send small signals and signs that we're on the right path, that we need to take heed. Of course, sometimes they wield a ClueX4 to smack you upside the head with a lesson you didn't pay attention the first 50 times.

But today, there's another PTB I want to talk to you about, and this is a totally shameless plug for money.

It's the Polar Type Bears! They are a biking team based out of MA, riding 150 miles over 2 days to raise funds and awareness for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Central New England Chapter.

Most of us, especially those of us getting involved in our own health and fitness journeys, think nothing about being able to lace up our shoes and go for a walk/run/ride. But what if that were suddenly taken away? What if one day you just couldn't move? This is what MS does - it takes away the choice. And this is what the PTB and many other teams are raising money for on the weekend of June 27-28, 2009.

It's captain for 10 years running is a good friend of mine and an all around awesome & talented guy, Dave Shacter. I met Dave about 15 years ago and instantly knew him to be a driven, dedicated person who is up for any challenge, and this Ride has issued him several of those over the past 10 years, but he's pushed through, knowing the impact he is having.

Here's the thing: In order to raise funds for research and treatment of this disease, people need to donate! And looking at Dave and the PTB's page - they are falling short of their goals - Dave is only at 23% of his personal goal and the team is at 42%, with the race being 2 1/2 weeks away!

Unfortunately, with the worry about the current economic situation, most people tend to forget that adopting a giving attitude can help you really appreciate the true wealth in your life.

Mary Hunt, Suze Orman, and Dave Ramsey all list giving/tithing/donating to charity/whatever you want to call it, as part of their rules for financial freedom. (I'm sure others do as well, I just haven't read their works. ;)

So here's your chance to do your part towards financial freedom and a world free from MS:

1. Go to Dave's page
2. Read his story
3. Donate

It doesn't have to be a lot, even $10 will help fund the research that will help fight, and possibly put an end to, a debilitating disease.

I will be adding my donation to the list... will you?

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