You can help us find a cure for blind children!
Chicago Cubs star Derrek Lee and Boston Celtics CEO and co-owner
Wyc Grousbeck — in partnership with the John and Marcia Carver
Nonprofit Genetic Testing Laboratory at The University of Iowa — are
combining their talents and energies to eradicate an inherited form of
blindness that has touched both of their families, Leber congenital
amaurosis or LCA. They call their effort Project 3000 because a central
part of their plan is to find every man, woman, and child affected with
LCA in the United States — about 3,000 people.
I will be riding my bicycle 475 miles across the state of Iowa
July 19-25, along with several other friends and supporters of Project
3000, as part of RAGBRAI, the Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across
Iowa. To give some additional meaning and purpose to
a ride that is sure to be fun, the cyclists on Team Project 3000 and I
invite you to support the crucial work of Project 3000 at The
University of Iowa.
Feel free to make a gift of any amount you wish. If you would like
to make a per-mile-ridden gift, please take the amount per mile you
wish to give and multiply that times 475 (the number of miles I plan
ride) to get your gift amount.
I would offer an option for you to give by the pound (mine–on the
hoof), but that may prove to be too expensive for some of you. Instead,
as an extra incentive to give, I will provide prizes to those who guess
my weight at the end of the ride (after the celebratory beer and wine).
Also, I plan to do a blog or some other way to communicate about
the ride (I may be a twit, but right now I don't Twitter), so I will
keep you posted on this idea. If you want me to keep you updated,
please contact me at my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
With just a few clicks of your mouse, please make a gift today to help fund Project 3000.
fill in the secure online gift form , and I will receive
notification of your gift. Your contribution will be put right to work
to help us with Project 3000. The University of Iowa Foundation (the
preferred channel for private support for Project 3000) will send a
receipt. ALL gifts will be used to support Project 3000.
Learn more about Project 3000 at www.carverlab.org/project3000/.
Thank you very much for your gift. Together, there is something you can do to provide HOPE.
Total Raised: $16,850.00