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Old 05-25-2012, 10:14 AM   #1
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Raising money for cancer research..

Ok, I've definitely raised enough to do the ride, plus a significant amount more! The people on r3v have been very generous, for what is supposed to be a bunch of broke kids who can't afford to drive a new car (as if we'd want to anyway!). The total raised by you guys has been over $1200! I'm impressed, amazed, and thankful. Plus, it's going to a good cause.

Anyway, the ride is tomorrow morning, starting at 7am. I'll be tracking it on my Droid (hopefully). I did purchase an extended life battery, but unfortunately it was defective. so I have the stock 1500mah battery. I don't know if it will last a full day but I think it will.

You can go to the following link to track me live:
http://runtastic.com/en/users/Chris-...-sessions/list

It won't be active until I cross the border (I'm not paying data roaming for an hour of riding!). When it goes active, there'll be a little icon that says "live". Click on that activity and there will be a map of my current location, speed, etc. Also, underneath will be buttons you can click to "cheer" me - pretty cool, it plays them on my phone instantly.

We also have timing chips and you can follow the ride progress here
http://va12.conquercancer.ca/site/Pa...ide_with_us%27

I expect I'll be across the border sometime around 9am pacific time (I have nexus but there'll literally be 3000 people in line with me).

The current forecast is for rain, of course. I'm hoping for the best. It's been a very cold, wet spring. The heater in my house is still coming on, that hasn't happened during June in several years. brrrr.

I'm still accepting donations too, I'm only $75 away from breaking $3000. I'm pretty sure it can be done!

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Maybe some of you have seen my signature - I'm raising money for cancer research and treatments, specifically for children's research. I know, I know, r3v is a bunch of broke kids. But, I did actually receive one donation already from the forum, which was a pleasant surprise. And every little bit counts!

I need to raise $2500 minimum to participate - I'm at $1545 right now. I have until June 16th to raise the rest of the money. We're also having a fundraiser at a local Pub, if any local guys want to come (tickets are $20, include a burger and a beer, and there's auction items and raffle prizes).

Once I've raised $2500, I get to participate in the ride, which is from southern BC, Canda to Seattle, WA, over 2 days. I did it back in 2009, and it was a lot of fun. Plus, I have a much nicer bike this year, so it should be even better!

Anyway, I'm sure many of you have been touched by cancer. We've definitely had forum members directly affected. I remember one person who actually died, and RobertK, who fought it off. I know many people who've died from cancer (who weren't neccesarily smokers or unhealthy). Any small donation will make a difference - and if you itemize your taxes, donations over $25 will receive a tax receipt to write it off.

here's my donation page:
http://www.conquercancer.ca/goto/chrisseigman

thanks in advance for any contributions!

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Old 05-25-2012, 10:17 AM   #2
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On it buddy!
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:19 AM   #3
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Official R3v Donor List:

Thanks to all of the generous people on r3v, I was able to easily pass my goal of raising $2500!

Total raised by r3v: $1150!!!

mammoth_e30
Guten Parts
samiam3356
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Richard Dufford
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Sean
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some people I couldn't remember or find the SN for, if you want your real name changed let me know..

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Old 05-25-2012, 10:22 AM   #4
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Nando, If you want to do a raffle on the r3v, I can donate a brand new Bimmerfest 2012 t-shirt (XL) and license plate frame as a raffle prize. I will ship directly to the winner (on my dime).
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:28 AM   #5
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hey, that's actually a good idea.

I might have some stuff I could come up with for that. Maybe an M50 harness conversion, or cluster refurb. Also, I quite literally have a trailer full of E30 parts in my garage that I don't need. LOL

But, how to organize it? Auction?
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:58 AM   #6
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hey, that's actually a good idea.

I might have some stuff I could come up with for that. Maybe an M50 harness conversion, or cluster refurb. Also, I quite literally have a trailer full of E30 parts in my garage that I don't need. LOL

But, how to organize it? Auction?
Ask for donations in $5 increments. Each $5 earns a "ticket" or one chance to win a prize. For items like the M50 harness, people who want that should say so when they donate - you can group those people into a drawing for that prize.
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Old 05-25-2012, 11:56 AM   #7
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okay, how much interest would there be in raffling off an M50 harness conversion or two? I don't want to do it if I only get like $25 in donations, it costs around $50 just in parts, not including time spent.

here's a pic of my work:
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:02 PM   #8
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okay, how much interest would there be in raffling off an M50 harness conversion or two? I don't want to do it if I only get like $25 in donations, it costs around $50 just in parts, not including time spent.

here's a pic of my work:
You should post this on the 24V forum
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Old 05-25-2012, 03:30 PM   #9
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Posting here to remind myself to donate when I get paid
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Old 05-25-2012, 03:47 PM   #10
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Great cause. I am going to specialize in pediatric oncology in light of my sister's bone cancer and all my money is going into school so I can get there. But if research can kill off cancer then I'd happily move to a different specialty. Good luck!
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Old 05-25-2012, 03:51 PM   #11
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bone cancer, that's pretty awful. I hope your sister recovers!
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Old 05-25-2012, 04:11 PM   #12
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Thanks, but that was in 2009. She took to the chemo/rad/bone marrow transplant and she's a happy college sophomore now.
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Best of wishes to your sister in her fight against bone cancer.
My grandmother is a breast cancer surviver. One of my aunts died from colon cancer, when her son, my cousin who was shipped away to Canada afterwards, was only 5 years old.

I will try to donate some to your cause later next week.
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Old 05-25-2012, 04:17 PM   #14
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Thanks, but that was in 2009. She took to the chemo/rad/bone marrow transplant and she's a happy college sophomore now.
I'm glad, dang, she was pretty young then? basically high school? Nobody in high school imagines getting cancer that young. I sure didn't.
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Best of wishes to your sister in her fight against bone cancer.
My grandmother is a breast cancer surviver. One of my aunts died from colon cancer, when her son, my cousin who was shipped away to Canada afterwards, was only 5 years old.

I will try to donate some to your cause later next week.
thanks!
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