I’m not really big on the hazards of bicycling. You all know this.
That said, I can support a good cause. And in this case, a great cause just happened to team up with…cycling. I mean, it’s not ideal. Let’s be honest. Good causes plus eating contests? Yes. Good causes plus walk-a-thons? Okay. Good causes plus charity softball games? Perfect. But good causes plus cycling? Well, like all the goofy clothes you got for your birthday as a kid, it’s really the thought that counts.
All jokes aside, I’d certainly appreciate it if you could take whatever spare change you have lying around and donate to support the fight against multiple sclerosis.
My friend, Chelsea, and her husband, Rémy, will be cycling 150 freakin’ miles around our great state on what I can only assume are bikes slightly better than the Huffy I had when I was younger. Seriously. One-hundred-fifty miles. That’s nuts. They can do it though. Chelsea was the most reliable pickup baseball player in our entire neighborhood during grade school. The only one I could always get to come throw and hit with my little brother and I. She’s tough.
You can read Chelsea’s story here. Her goal is to raise $1,000. If everyone who reads this chips in a buck, we’ll have it taken care of in half a day. And if I know anything about my readers, it’s that you’re extremely generous people. Also good-looking. And intelligent. I can keep going if I need to.
Look, I know how it is. People ask you for your money all the time. I get it. I yell at homeless people every now and then because, while they may have nothing, I owe people money. “Hey, bum! At least you’re at a break-even point. I’m negative! You should be helping me out!” That’s horrible, I understand. But what can I say, I don’t like mean bums. Those guys suck. Also, fat bums. Fat, mean bums are the worst. Try looking the part, jerk.
Okay, that was a huge digression, I’m sorry.
Point is, one dollar is nothing. Most of us piss that away on iTunes without thinking twice (I mean, I assume most of you who get your songs legally do that, at least). So please give. Your contributions will benefit the National MS Society and help fight a debilitating disease that affects so many of us.
You guys are the best. Thanks!