Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Pedal for Peace 2010 - Will you help us change the world?

Friends, I need your help.

You might recall that last year, I rode in the inaugural Pedal for Peace event at Major Taylor Velodrome. I've volunteered again and will be riding with six or seven other folks, rain or shine, in the event again this year.

On Saturday, October 2, a couple hundred cyclists on about 30 teams will take turns riding in the six-hour relay event to raise money to promote peace worldwide, especially through the education of women and children. Last year, the funds went to support Mar Elias, an interfaith school in the Holy Land. This year, the funds raised will support two worthy organizations:
  1. AWAKEN (Afghan Women And Kids Education & Necessities), a Muncie-based initiative to educate women and children in Afghanistan, and
  2. Greg Mortenson's Central Asia Institute, which builds schools and provides other educational support in Afghanistan and the surrounding countries.
I'll be riding with Team RPM (Random Pedal-ers on a Mission) -- each team is tasked with raising a certain amount of money toward the effort. Will you please consider a tax-deductible donation to support our team as we support peace in the world?

Your gift of $50, $25, or $10 will really make a difference -- YOU can create educational opportunities for women and children! Donate online or, if you would like to mail a check, make it payable to St. Luke's UMC and put "Pedal for Peace/RPM" in the memo line and mail it to:
Pedal for Peace
c/o St. Luke's UMC
100 W. 86th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46260
Thank you so much for your support!

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