UPDATE: TOTAL RAISED $500Skip to the end of this post for the final update.
In September, I’ll be participating in the 2006 Nautica Malibu Triathlon to benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. As part of a relay team, I’ll swim a half mile in the ocean and then hand it off to my teammates who will bike and run to the finish. In honor of the movie Cars, we’ve named our team the Tri Tractor Tippers. Say that three time fast.
It is for charity and I would really appreciate your support. I know that a great bunch of people listen to this show and if just a small percent of the audience donates any amount, no matter how big or small, it will be easy to reach my goal of raising $300. All donations are tax-deductable. I already feel good knowing The Animation Podcast may help bring something positive to this cause.
Click here to go my donation page and see how much we’ve raised.
If I survive the swim this year, next year I may do the whole triathlon myself!
Whether you decide to donate or not, thanks for listening and thanks for your support!
The mission of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is “to create a future of hope for children and families worldwide by eradicating pediatric AIDS, providing care and treatment to people with HIV/AIDS, and accelerating the discovery of new treatments for other serious and life-threatening pediatric illnesses.” A non-profit organization, the Foundation received an ‘A’ rating from the American Institute of Philanthropy.
I did the 1/2 mile swim yesterday in 14:00 minutes. I was hoping to come in under 15 so I’m happy. My team finished 53rd out of 147 relays and I’m happy about that too. What’s the best spin on that? We were fourth in the second third of teams – okay that’s a stretch, but we didn’t come in last!
Anyhow, HUGE thanks to everyone who donated. All the donations were given by listeners of the show and then I threw in some to make it an even $500. You guys rock! I am truly thankful for your generosity and support. It goes to a great cause. Now that that’s over, I need to get to making more shows for you, but first I need to get a massage.