Whew. 2013 is two months away from being half over. I don’t know about you, but it feels like yesterday I was celebrating New Year’s and making my goal list for the year. One of those goals was to blog more; but, yes, I am painfully aware of my blogging absence in the last few months.
Besides writing more, I also told myself I would take as many risks as possible this year. Unlike blogging, I’ve been hard at work fulfilling this resolution.
Here’s my newest challenge, or risk, if you will:
For the next two months, I will be raising money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio. If you aren’t familiar with BBBS, it’s a national non-profit organization that pairs youth of all ages with mentors in the community. For more information, visit their website at www.bbbs.org.
I volunteer with BBBS Central Ohio; and I’ve been involved with the organization since high school. Currently, I participate in their school-based project mentor program. I go every week to meet with my “little sister” during our lunch hour. I am constantly impressed by the work of this organization and always inspired by its mission.
For the second year in a row, BBBS of Central Ohio is hosting its now signature fundraising event, Over the Edge for Kids Sake. Over the Edge features participants rappelling off the top of the PNC building in downtown Columbus. To participate, you must raise at least $1,500. All proceeds go to benefit BBBS Central Ohio. Way cooler than a 5k, don’t you think! You can find more information on the event itself, here.
Of course, I wouldn’t be writing this blog, if I myself hadn’t decided to participate. So, I need as much support as I can get. The event is June 21. Before then, I must raise at least $1,500.
If you are interested at all in donating to help me reach this goal and support a great cause, you can visit my personal donation page and give today.
Giving is simple and can be done safely and securely online. Every little bit helps. Even if you can only give $10, I would truly and sincerely appreciate it; and the thousands of children who participate in BBBS programs annually would also greatly appreciate it. To the left is a picture of my little and I taken on the last day of our sessions for this school year. These relationships do exist. They do help. They do make a difference. And you can help.
I am so excited to potentially have the opportunity to participate in such a cool event, and I hope each of you will help me make it happen.
If you have any questions, drop me a line and let me know.
Update as of August 15, 2013:
I did it! I rappelled off the top of the PNC Building! Below is a collage of images taken the day of. It was quite the experience to see your shadow in a building with the Columbus skyline in the background. I am so glad I did it, and proud of myself for taking on the challenge.