Once again, I’m hitting the road for charity. After three years of riding the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge, I decided to take a break from that tremendous bike event, as much as I loved it. So I skipped it this year, but it turns out that my legs are still itching to go and my heart is longing to help someone more than ever.
After careful thought, I’ve signed on to participate in the Smart Ride (thesmartride.org), a 160-mile bike ride that takes place November 15-16 from Miami to Key West. Its focus is to raise money for AIDS-related charities. Many organizations benefit from this effort, one of which is The Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center.
It’s true—I’m looking forward to the beautiful ride and the Florida weather in November. I wouldn’t be doing it if it weren’t for a good cause, however. The amount of training, the travel and logistics expense, and the fundraising commitment mean I have to be dedicated and focused. Although it will be fun (I hope!), this won’t be a joy ride.
That’s why I’m humbly asking for your help. Please consider sponsoring me in the Smart Ride. I need to raise $1250 to participate, and I’d be grateful if you’d consider supporting this effort. Even if you are unable to donate, your thoughts, prayers, and encouragement would mean a lot to me. Here’s a link if you’re able to help financially:
Just make sure you’re on a page that contains my name and rider number (Tammy Davis #65). You can also send a check to The Smart Ride c/o my address; just send me a note and we’ll communicate directly. You’ll be glad to know that 100% of pledges raised by participants are guaranteed to go to direct services.
Thank you so much for your thoughtful consideration.