Thursday, June 26, 2008

Alyn Wheels of Love is Hitting the Road

So, now that I have managed to convince some portion of you that I am the spawn of Satan, I thought that this would be an opportune time to, you know, hit you up for some cash.

Well, not cash. Credit card digits and checks are better.

And not for me. For the kids at Alyn Hospital in Jerusalem.

You know my suicide ride to and from Jerusalem? Well, it was for a reason. In four months, I will be participating in my second Wheels of Love Charity Bike Ride to benefit Alyn Hospital. Assuming that my trusty Alyn Posse (hi Mandy!) manages to teach me how to ride off-road by then, and assuming that I do not manage to break my head or some other useful body part in the process, I will be doing the off-road route. If she does not succeed, or if something is (alas) broken, I will be either 1) doing the on-road route 2) doing the wimpy touring route 3) volunteering while on crutches or 4) cheering the pack on from my bed at Tel Hashomer.

Which, at least according to my friends Inna and Hillel, is another fine medical institution. And you should give them money. But not right now. Because right now you should give ME money.

Ahem. You should give it to Alyn.

Anyway, in order to participate I have to pay for the trip. Which I did. I also have to raise $5000 dollars. Oh, okay....I am lying. I do not have to raise $5000. I actually have to raise less. (Please do not have a heart attack Mandy. You have not taught me how to go down hills yet. Or up them, for that matter.) But, I want to raise more, and if I tell you the real amount, you guys might not be properly inspired. So I am lying. Ergo, I really am the spawn of Satan. But you should sponsor me anyway.

(Other Alyn Riders take note: no spoilers regarding actual required amounts to be raised are allowed in the comment section! They fall under the category of "extremely provocative political comments")

Here is how to sponsor me:

1) Go to the donate online page
2) Follow the instructions on the page. There are options for US, Canadian and Israeli tax receipts.
3) Please make sure to note that you are sponsoring me: Gila Weiss
4) Drop me a line to let me know so that I can make sure it was properly credited to my "account". (Of course 100% of the money raised is for Alyn).

For you locals, I am planning on doing a book swap and some other fun stuff for fundraisers. Please let me know if you are interested in hearing about them. Alternatively, if you have any good fundraiser ideas, please share.

11 comments:

kleine Maus said...

In my opinion you are a crossover between Satan and Count Dracula, known specialists in drainage.

Gila said...

Nu, but are ya gonna sponsor me?

:)

Marnie said...

Done and done. Let me know if you don't get the notification...

Baila said...

I'll be sponsoring you as well....I'm in for the book swap, send me the details.

Satan, indeed....

kleine Maus said...

"2)Follow the instructions on the page. There are options for US,Canadian and Israeli tax receipts."

According to the above lines there is no use for us from The Old World, if you in a way are not capable to reach the intended amount within the next 4
month's, feel free to ask.

faith/emuna said...

interested in a book swap! or any fundraiser where i can eat or laugh and claim to be doing a good deed. good luck!

RivkA with a capital A said...

Once or twice a year I give a Tupperware party where part of the profits go to Alyn. It is hosted by a friend who is very involved in Alyn.

You can help PR it!

Anonymous said...

just donated "chai" in your honor. kol ha k'vod!! the confirmation page did not mention your name. will the date, my town, and the amount of my contribution give you enough information to make sure your "account" was credited? shabbat shalom from highland park, illinois

orieyenta said...

I just tried to make a donation in US $ but it wouldn't let me get to the right page - maybe because I am in Israel now? If I can't get it to work, I promise I'll make a donation when I get back to the states!

I'm so happy that you were able to find someone to ride with you. And Alyn is such a wonderful cause.

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to the 2nd annual media swap...

Anonymous said...

That last anon comment was from me-Kayla. Forgot to add my name. Brain is turning to mush.