one last update ...
My final fundraising total was $10,582 which was first place in the 2008 Columbia 24HoB.
The Trek Madone 4.7 I (we) won as a result was auctioned off last Sunday night at the Ulman Fund's "Screw Cancer" Wine Tasting.
The bike went for $3000 ... it retails for $2800 and with the economy doing flips, I was very happy to get that much.
I framed the yellow jersey for top fund-raiser (yow! framing is expensive!) and gave it to Mike's parents. It is now hanging in his Dad's office.
So ... all told ... $13,582 raised.
And Mike's parents know that Mike is not forgotten, maybe the most worthwhile outcome of this whole thing.
I've never done fund-raising before but I now see why folks do it.
I will do 24HoB every year and look for other ways to do something meaningful through cycling.
PS ... next year ... no subtlety ... I'll just bug everyone to contribute.
Edited by: HEYPUTTHATDOWN at: 11/4/2008 (09:04)
I'd rather be sitting on my bike thinking about God than sitting in church thinking about my bike ...