As you probably have seen via Twitter using the #rev3raa tag, or some of the awesome updates from the one and only Laura Mount and @Rev3Tri, our troops are over 1200 miles into their journey across America raising money for The Ulman Cancer Fund. You can see the fundraising progress to the right, $30,000… that is 30,000 reasons for someone to believe, to keep fighting, to push on when they are feeling down. Why don’t we give them even more reasons to fight and be thankful?!?
I just saw a video this weekend and felt moved to share it with my readers as I believe it carries a strong message about what the work of individuals does when it is all put together.
Take for example this video, or any of other submissions for the Virtual Choir from YouTube.
Alone, it is one person, and after a considerable amount of searching, the majority are all pretty good vocalists, no sob stories like you see on any one of many reality singing shows. I digress… Take for example this video, a single voice, and while good, it is not necessarily noteworthy (Note I do not know this person, it was just one of the entries that had good quality that I randomly selected.)
Now watch this video, and while the technical aspect of this is quite amazingly well coordinated, you would never imagine this is the result, the power, of all these individual contributors working for a greater purpose. Now lets make a parallel of this video to making a donation for the Run Across America. Is $100,000 a lot of money? Absolutely! There is no doubt about it, we do not expect that there will be one large donation to cover the majority of the funds, unless some large company out there is reading this and is looking to find an extremely great cause! We also see that many of these videos, while good, they do not require one extremely good performer to make a difference.
Many times when people see large goals, they think “Well what would could my contribution do?” Well in the case of this virtual choir… 3746 people each making a small contribution turn out to be an amazing performance/experience.
Maybe you are not as moved by the above, so here are a few other options for you with other incentives.
Check out the REV3TRI $5 Raffle page where for every $5 donated, you earn an entry to win a sports nutrition consultation, a cartoon caricature, an autographed copy of Hemmingway’s Girl, or a digital photo frame.
None of those tickle your fancy? How about the REV3TRI $20 Raffle page? An oil pastel on canvas, guided fishing trip, professional logo design, or video gait analysis are all in this category.
Interested in getting some personal coaching? Well check out what Kelly is offering. 3 Months Triathlon Coaching for making a $10 donation.
I saw this tweet as I was putting this post together, and it really moved me!