Thursday, September 24, 2009

A personal request for help.

Today I'm taking a day off nutrition blogging to ask you for your help.

On October 4th I'm running in the CIBC Run for the Cure, a charity run supporting breast cancer research.

Last year 55 communities and 170,000 Canadians participated and together helped to raise $28.5 million for breast cancer research, education and awareness programs.

I've been doing the Run for the Cure for years now and while it's true that there are many worthy charities and causes out there, one of the reasons I love the Run is because of the day itself. Tens of thousands of Canadians in cities across the country join together fostering an incredible sense of community. It's a day to be active with your family, a day to teach your children about the importance of giving, and of perseverance, and of kindness.

This year my two "older" daughters (5 and 2.5) will be doing the run themselves for the first time while my wife and I push our baby. The big girls are excited to run with mom and dad and we're excited to start teaching them about why they're running - not necessarily teaching them about breast cancer but more about helping people, charity, making a difference and never giving up.

If you're a regular reader of my blog (or even just a passer-by) you'll know that I put a tremendous amount of work into my daily posts. I do it because I love to do it. My blog's not monetized (and never will be) and doesn't have ridiculous ads promoting dubious weight loss solutions and nobody pays me for my opinion.

All that said, if you enjoy my blog, please consider donating to my Run for the Cure efforts.

To donate click the pink button below which will take you to the CIBC Run for the Cure website. You can choose to give anonymously, you can use a credit card and if you donate more than $10, you'll receive a tax receipt.

Click here to donate!

Thank you and back to normal programming tomorrow.