Thursday, October 15, 2009

Wanna Adopt a Duck?

If your reading this, you probably also received an email from me today asking for money. I wish I could have visited everyone in person to ask for help, but time doesn't allow for that luxury. If you didn't happen to receive an email from me, then consider this your invitation to help. I hope you'll consider adopting a duck.

We have been very blessed to have the help of 4 amazing therapists. Brighton Center currently provides us with Vision Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy, and next week we'll be starting Speech Therapy. I can't imagine not having the help of these ladies. They work hard each week to strengthen and encourage Ryan, and they have supported and uplifted me.

Now each of you can help make it possible for them to continue helping Ryan, and about 1400 other children.

Brighton Center, the non-profit organization that provides free therapy for Ryan 2-3 times each week (and helps about 1400 other kids) is having a fund raiser next Saturday, October 24th, their 3rd Annual Duck Race & Family Festival. While I’d love to have you join us at the festival, what I’d really appreciate is your money. Would you be willing to adopt a duck, or oodles of ducks?

Here are the details:

You can adopt:
a lone duck for $5
a family of 5 ducks for $20
a flock of 12 ducks for $50
or oodles of (27) ducks for $100

Your little yellow duck(s) will then be placed in the river for a race. Each duck is numbered and the first 5 ducks to finish the race will win a prize. Plus, there is also a chance to win $50,000.* The top 5 finishers will received guaranteed prizes with a combined value of $1,000. Your attendance is not required to win.

If you’re interested in watching the race and joining the fun, we’ll be at the Kohler Pavilion at Brackenridge Park on Saturday, October 24th from 10-11.30 am. All attendees will receive food, one raffle ticket, and some family-friendly fun.

If you’re willing to help me out in raising money for these great people who have been so helpful to Ryan, send me an email or call me and let me know what you can do.

There are 3 ways to pay:

1. You can mail a check (written out to Brighton Center). Call me if you need my address.

2. You can pay me cash. Let me know and I’ll pick it up from you.

3. You can pay by debit/credit card. Let me know that’s what you want, and I’ll call you to get your information. Please for your security, do NOT send it via email.

(Your donation is 100% tax deductible.)

Every duck will help! Thanks for your support!

*The $50,000 prize will be given if the duck with the preselected number crosses the finish line first!

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