Weekly update: $42,479 raised, and a quarter of a century of races!

Hello! I hope you’ve had a great week. We certainly have.

We now have less than $10,000 to go to raise $52,000 for the important work of the GBS/CIDP Foundation.  Here’s your big chance to donate again and drive us home, or to convince that family member, friend, or your workplace to help us get it done. We won’t stop when we get to $52,000 — imagine how much we can raise if we make the goal with four months to spare!

Weekly stats: 82% of the way to our fundraising goal, and 48% of the way to our awareness-raising running goal.

These feet are ready to race
These feet are ready to race

What happened this week?

Selina and I decided it was time to put our money into the cause. We donated $5,000, and we’re feeling great about it. My friend and colleague Ramkumar Rajendran generously donated $50, and Alex Rapp donated $10. Thanks you Ramkumar and Alex!

You know, I often think: what if every LinkedIn and Facebook connection I had donated just $1? We’d be about $3,000 further ahead, that’s what would happen. And imagine if they each donated $10. Wow. It’s really the smaller donations from more people that could make the difference — so please do encourage folks to donate, even if they can only afford $1 or $10.

We ran a race too! The Emerge 5k really tugs at the heartstrings, and I’ve written up a race report over here. That’s 25 in the books — big celebration next week when we reach half way to our goal of 52 races.

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