Over last past few days I have been contemplating how I might participate in the Run to End Poverty again this year (it is a half marathon on June 26, 2011) without rupturing any organs. The answer was actually pretty simple: “do some training.”
I have observed that casual donors tend to be more enthusiastic if they are getting something visible for their money. And they are often doubly enthusiastic if someone has to suffer just a little bit for their money. Whether it is a 30 hour famine, skipping rope, or eating 100 hotdogs in under a minute, the discomfort of the do-er is worth every penny.
So, here it is: I will run a training kilometre for every dollar pledged. If you care about my organs or about clean water for humans, donate. I won’t ask which cause motivated you.