It's been a while since I have posted and so much has occurred both in my own life and the world at large, not simply cycling or art related...
...THAT being said this brief post is both art and cycling related!
It's so rare that I have an opportunity to combine them both but here we go...
This Sept. 14 I am participating in a 62 mile ride to benefit a series of Cape Cod charities through the Cape Cod Charitable Fundraisers foundation. The ride is called "the Last Gasp" (beneficiaries at the bottom of this post). Now, I have done this ride in the past, and I do so again for multiple reasons; first being that the Cape is my native home and my heart still belongs to it's salty shores, second; because I believe in the charities that CCCF supports here.
Here is where I reach out to you (really, anyone who reads this) to sponsor me and help me reach my modest fundraising goal. Anything would help from $5-500.
But now is where I hope you find incentive... if you watch or read this blog you probably are aware that I like to draw and paint, and If I reach my fundraising goal, one lucky and random donor will receive an original piece of my artwork, and if we dialogue, it could be one of your choosing!
Your contribution to the Cape and Islands United Way supports more
than 30 human service agencies providing services ranging from child
care, to food and housing assistance and medication management programs
for our aging population. Visit our website for a complete listing of
our 2013 community investment grants: www.uwcapecod.org. Thank you for your support. When you give here, it stays here!
Cape Cod Young Professionals
CCYP focuses on shaping Cape Cod to be a place that retains and
recruits young professionals who can thrive here. CCYP has launched the
Career Connect Program in order to give back to the Cape Cod community,
its emerging workforce and its future leaders. Funding for this program
is made possible through CCYP's participation in Cape Cod Charitable
FunRaisers' events and supports career and educational pursuits for
young professionals, who are truly the essence of Cape Cod's future. www.capecodyoungprofessionals.org
CHAMP homes are Places of Hope, Built on Faith. Forty-five residents
live in a family environment on our campus. We have served over 1,600
residents as we celebrate our 22nd Anniversary of Service as providers
of affordable and supportive housing to individuals (ages 17+). We are
entrepreneurial in our efforts to be self-sustaining. www.champhomes.org
Hope Hospice, Cape Cod
Hope Hospice is celebrating its 32nd anniversary as the only
independent non-profit on Cape Cod solely devoted to end-of-life care.
Since 1981, Hope Hospice has had a single dedicated mission: to provide
services that enhance the comfort and quality of life for patients and
families experiencing the impact of serious illness and loss. www.hospicecapecod.org
Kiwanis Clubs of Hyannis and Sandwich
The Kiwanis Clubs of Hyannis and Sandwich, both all-volunteer
organizations, will once again dedicate its Last Gasp funds raised
toward the youth of Cape Cod. This year we will be supporting the Boys
and Girls Club, The Challenger Club and the Special Olympics of Cape
Lyme Awareness of Cape Cod
Our mission is to provide education and promote awareness of Lyme
Disease, both acute and chronic, and other tick borne illnesses on Cape
Cod Massachusetts and the Islands.
Silent Spring Institute is a scientific research organization
dedicated to finding - and breaking - the links between environmental
chemicals and breast cancer in high incidence communities like Cape Cod.
Our goal is prevention.
Learn more: www.silentspring.org
Spaulding Rehabilitation of Cape Cod
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Cape Cod is dedicated to providing excellence in rehabilitation to help
individuals reach their full potential in function and independence
after illness, injury and surgery. SCC is part of the Spaulding
Rehabilitation Network. SCC is a 60-bed, acute rehabilitation hospital,
offering specialty inpatient programs that bring advanced rehabilitation
to the Cape & Islands. In addition to our inpatient facility
located in Sandwich, SCC has four outpatient centers located throughout
Cape Cod and one in Plymouth.