A little over 6 weeks ago, we announced we were going to build an #impossible school through a partnership with Pencils of Promise. The goal was big – really big – $25,000 to build a school by the end of the year. As part of the effort, I’ll be running my first ultra marathon at the end of the month and running a 50k along the south short of Lake Michigan in Chicago and invited everyone to join in and do something impossible, set a goal and raise money for it.
Our group has raised over $11,o00. That’s pretty freaking impressive, but we still have a long way to go. We need to raise $14,000 still to reach our goal – a big number, but not impossible. Here’s how we’re going to do this.
Here’s How We’re Going To Do This
The other day I wrote on the blog’s facebook page:
I’m thinking about running the Ultramarathon with a GoPro to give you guys updates throughout the race. Thoughts? Yay or Nay?
I was just toying with the idea, but apparently the popular opinion is that people would like to see me in pain. Thanks! (I guess).
I don’t mind that much – I have no problem looking stupid or being in pain. If it’s for charity, then it’s that much more awesome. But, at the same time, I figured we can use that motivation to push the campaign along even further. I explain it a little below, but you can also watch the video.
So, if you want to get involved, here’s a few incentives. Besides supporting a great organization, I’m going to shoot a video for the entire experience. I ran a marathon to praceice last wekeend and will do it again this weekend.
Here’s how you can get in on it and be a part of it.
$25 - A private personalized video thank you from yours truly saying thanks for helping out the campaign.
$50 - Personalized Runyon Face Photo & Thank You .
$100 - Sponsor a mile. I’ll be carrying my GoPro to document the race and give you a shout out as a sponsor on a mile marker.
$500+ - I’ll do a public video shout out to you and whatever site you’d like me to talk about and post it on my YoutTube channel.
$1,000+ – I’ll give your/your company a shootout and thank you on the blog. We get ~100,000 hits/month and thousands of subscribers.
$10,000+ – I basically do whatever you want me to do while racing (I get to keep my pants on, but that’s all).
Also, as a reminder, if we hit $25,000 the person who helped raise the most will come with me to Guatemala and actually help build the school (I think this is my favorite part).
Even if you can’t give hundreds of thousands of dollars, something as simple as $25 can make a HUGE difference in the lives of kids all over the world – and especially in Guatemala.
How To Get In On This
If you want to get involved, here’s how
If you’ve already donated, thank you! Fill out the form here with your contact email and I’ll be in touch in the next 24 hours to sort out any details we might need.
Of course, you can always donate anonymously or choose to opt-out of anything above, but for tho
Also, tell a friend (both online and offline) even if you’re not quite sure they’re interested. Incredible things happen when you put yourself out there and just ask.
We talk a lot about doing and this is a great opportunity to stop wishing & hoping something will happen and actually go out and do something.
1,000 students. One school. 25 Thousand dollars. $14,000 left to go to open up a whole new realm of possibility for a whole class of students in Guatemala.
It’s a big goal, but it’s not impossible.
Lets do this.
*Although I’m willing to do almost anything, I do reserve editorial privileges on any sites/videos (I won’t be linking to any site I can’t tell my mother about – sorry, not sorry).