Wednesday, June 06, 2012
One of the Michigan Sparkers put together a diabetes team walk. I've long admired fundraising for a good cause and particularly charitable walks/runs. Assistance for the Kidney Cancer Foundation certainly aided my father and the next generation of cancer patients after him, so obligation and participation rather run in the blood.
I haven't done a walk in my adult years despite ample opportunity. Vancouver in particular hosts at least fifty over the summer. I considered opting in to the Leukemia Ride in Las Vegas, a cycling event which covers a century (100 miles) for two or three days. The heat and the arduous training regimen threw me off.
But really, a 5K walk in a facility literally in spitting distance of my house left few arguments. Too hot? September in Michigan should be better than August! Too far away? I pass the venue daily. Too hard to raise money? I set up my hopes of raising $100, and work allows postings for such events. I don't think they do matching, but better than nothing! A bit of scrounging around Facebook or Google+ could net me a few extra dollars, if people feel inclined. Too long? I walk 2 miles at lunch and that's nothing!
A group of great people invited me and without you, my dear Sparkers, I would probably have another tick in the 'I should have done that *sigh*' column. Instead of "I wish," it's an "I will," and in September, an "I did!"