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“PMC Update, and Multiple Sclerosis!? Important Question!”

From: Seth Dillingham In Response To: Top of Thread.  
Date Posted: Tuesday, June 21, 2005 10:31:43 AM Replies: 2
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Donations for the PMC are way down so far this year. I've raised a little over $1,000, out of a goal of $6,000. A lot of this is my own fault: I've been so caught up with work and training that I haven't mentioned it often enough, and we haven't run the story in the Chelsea Groton Bank's employee newsletter yet (which is where $400-$500 comes from every year).

My fundraising is particularly odd, perhaps unique among all the PMC'ers, in that only a very small part of my fundraising comes from local people. Most of it is raised through friends and clients online. Unfortunately, some of the people who donated in the past haven't committed anything this year, or aren't even reachable by their old email addresses.

So, I'm trying to find ways to raise some more money locally.

Jimmy Lane, one of the morning DJ's at WCTY, has talked me into joining his team for a ride to benefit the Connecticut Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

What's the connection? Mutual backscratching! The fundraising minimum for this ride is just $200. If I can commit to raising $500, Jimmy has promised to promote my fundraising for the PMC, on the air. That should help a lot!

So there's the question I need you to answer. If you haven't donated to my PMC fundraising, perhaps because you have no direct connection to cancer, would you consider a donation for MS?

(For that matter, some people might find it worth donating to both, but I really don't want my smaller MS goal to eat into my PMC donations. It's not that one is less important than the other, it's just that I'm already fully committed to the PMC.)

In case that wasn't clear, there's a good chance that a commit to sponsor my MS ride would also result in more sponsorship for my PMC ride. Think of it as an NPR challenge grant. ;-)

I need to know, ASAP. Either send me an send me an email or use the contact form.

Edit: Oops. Fixed the typo in the email address. Thanks Mark. :-)

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