Hi, I’m Viet (of WaniKani). You might remember me from such hard-hitting, classic posts such as “The Great Japanese Beer (aka Sparkling Water) War” and “Three Strikes And Still Not Out? Sadaharu Oh’s Home Run Record Controversy“. Today I am here to talk to you about something soft and sticky: Stickers. Well, stickers and something more important, diabetes.
A few of you may be aware WaniKani and Tofugu communities banded together last summer and helped fundraise over $1,400 for the American Diabetes Association to support my participation in their cycling event, Tour de Cure. Before I continue any further, I like to thank again to those who have sent their support, both words and donations, for last year’s event.
For those who are unaware, the American Diabetes Association is the USA’s leading nonprofit charity fighting against diabetes and its deadly consequences. Tour de Cure is the ADA’s signature fundraising cycling event that occurs once a year in major communities across the US. Last year I participated in the Oregon State century ride event (100mi/161km).
I plan to do so again this year, though this time I want to crush last year’s amount raised. And get Team Tofugu (and Schrodinger, my compatriots) on the Top 10 donator list for our region.
Once again, I ask the community for their support in spreading diabetes (awareness). And if you’re charitable, donating to my goal for Tour de Cure.
Last year’s Tour de Cure we offered a small incentive to WaniKani users who donated. For this year’s event we are going to take it up a level.
Many of you have inquired when we will be adding Tofugu stickers back on the store or how one would obtain such stickers. I don’t have answers for either of those questions. But, I can at least offer you a limited time opportunity to obtain a set. The trifecta!
A donation of $20 towards my Tour de Cure goal will be gifted a Tofugu sticker set (shown above) as a thank you for your support and generosity. After the initial $20, every $10 interval will qualify for an additional set. All donations paid towards my goal is collected directly by the ADA and is eligible for tax deductions.
Alternatively, individuals who donate $10 will be gifted a Tofugu sticker + cycling sticker.
But wait. There is more. We have made a limited-run sticker to commemorate the fundraising. It will be included in the sticker set, bringing the total number of stickers to four (or two if you donated $10).
I am not done yet! In Tofugu fashion, we will also match the first $1,000 in donations until the day before the event, July 25, 2014. This means if the community raises $1,000, Tofugu will donate an additional $1,000 to the cause. Pretty sweet, huh?
Gift eligibility is open to any member of Planet Earth!
If you are interested in donating or would like to read more about the ADA and Tour de Cure, please visiting my fundraising page in the follow link:
If you have made it this far, thank you for taking the time out of your day to read an anomaly post on Tofugu. I encourage those who cycle to participate in your local Tour de Cure. If you are from the Portland, Oregon area, a cyclist, and want to go fast with the lone Tofugu cyclist, hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org.