Regular readers of this blog may have noticed that I ran my very first 5k race on New Year’s Day — and that I managed to run the entire way. This is no small thing, as I’m not a small person. Fueled by this success and the accompanying hubris, I’m joining with my wife Kate and our daughter Anna to do another one on April 26: A fundraiser for the Wildlife Conservation Society to help African elephants.
Since I have this blog, I thought I’d throw it out there to try to gin up support — and to sweeten the deal, I’ll be giving away signed copies of both my books, The Daedalus Incident and The Enceladus Crisis, to one lucky donor.
Here’s how it works: Go to my fundraising page and pledge money. If you pledge $10 or more, I’ll enter you for a chance to win the books. After the race on 4/26, I’ll choose an donor at random as the winner, and I’ll even personalize them for you if you like.
This is important: If you do indeed pledge $10 or more, please drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org letting me know you did so — and make sure your name matches the name you listed as a donor on the fundraising page so I can confirm it. That’ll also help me reach out to you after the race so I can tell you you’ve won.
Both books will run you at least $30 with shipping, and my scribble inside might be worth a few cents on top of that, so this is a good deal. Plus, you’re helping the Wildlife Conservation Society preserve and protect African elephants and their habitats, so there’s good karma coming your way regardless of whether you win or not.
And finally, you’ll can sit back and smile with the knowledge that I’ll be spending a fine Saturday morning huffing and puffing 3.1 miles. I can only hope it’s all downhill.
Thanks for the support!