When you do a YSC Tour de Pink – one of the many slogans you hear/see is "Where will 200 miles take you?" The list of places is long … internal and external… it will most DEFINITELY touch your heart. Having said that – it took me to a bizarre (but friendly) place!
During my fund raising – I decided to go door to door to solicit contributions. On my way to earning over $3000 I met many of my neighbors that I had never even spoken to. That was nice. I gave them a flyer with my name, email and phone number. The neighborhood contributed over $500! Very cool.
Yesterday, I was driving to the track when my phone rang. I answered it and t was one of my neighbors. She remembered that I could fix bicycles and stuff – so she was wondering if I could help her…. fix her oven. (Of course….)
As it turns out, she just needed to have the heating element changed – which is truly and easy job.
So yes… 200 miles took me to having my head in the oven… but where exactly was that – it was me, a technically and physically able human helping somebody who needed just a little help. While the effort (about 5 minutes) was TRULY trivial to me – it meant a TON to my neighbor.
That is what the Tour de Pink is to me. Helping people – people I don't know. Your donations to my fund raising help me help others. Each and every dollar I raised for the YSC was important to me, but far more important to an organization helping people!
What can you (or we) do today to help somebody? Remember – what may be small to you may be HUGE to somebody else!
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