Monday, September 13, 2010

Walk 'n' Roll

These days, I type about as well as I play the piano – which is to say, with the skill and finesse of a drunken manatee. So I’ll keep this brief.

On October 17th, I’ll be celebrating a favorite annual tradition: the Walk to Defeat ALS. This is the 11th year for the event and for my team, the Jackals. For me, the walk is an early Thanksgiving, with many of my favorite people gathered in support of a great cause.

That cause, as most of you know, is the ALS Association’s DC/MD/VA Chapter, which has done so much for me over the years. The superlative staff – many of whom have become my personal friends – help people in my situation keep our heads afloat in these choppy waters by offering assistive technology, medical equipment, and monthly resource groups, to name just a few of many services. These indispensable programs are made possible only by the generosity of people like you.

I hope you’ll consider sponsoring me for the walk. Support in any amount is greatly appreciated, and contributions are fully tax deductible. Just click here.

If you’re free on the 17th, consider joining the Jackals on the Mall. We have a terrific time, and there’s always room in the pack.


Michael Kearns said...

I have to admit, I've been having fun raising money for this. It's a great case study in viral marketing. I've been Facebooking, Tweeting, e-mailing and accepting old school-style checks. (Just two, but still.)

I get a perverse pleasure in seeing my little thermometer go up every day, and I actually got excited when I reached "Silver" status. I have been a real-life fundraiser and I know these are ploys. But by God, they work!

Michaele Jack-Salahi said...

Fabulous...I have a new Red Sari that I want to try...