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FUNd Raising for El Tour de Tucson

$50 of $36,000 goal

Raised by 2 people in 3 months
Created July 31, 2018
FUNd Raising for El Tour de Tucson

For the past decade, I’ve been capturing images of our community.  Along the way, I have had the great fortune of meeting people  dedicated to making our community better.  While I was initially just fueled by serving the cycling world, I have also become deeply moved by a commitment to helping others. Tucson is a better place because of our volunteerism and our non-profits.

With that in mind, I have a two part challenge to FUNd Raising for ALL of the El Tour De Tucson Charities in 2018.

First, I am going to be riding and raising funds for EVERY beneficiary of this year's El Tour. Second, I want to encourage everyone to ride for a charity. Many of them provide free entrance into El Tour, training rides, dinner before the ride,  bikes, and lots of good times. In order to help you, I’ll be sharing videos highlighting the works of each organization on http://www.bikepilgrim.com.  My hope is that you can find something that speaks to your heart.

For more information, please see some of the press clippings about the ride from 2017:  http://tucson.com/sports/local/local-cyclist-damion-alexander-is-everywhere-including-saturday-s-el/article_54c2535d-7c88-5358-bcff-1aa019e68479.amp.html.

As much as I’d appreciate a donation, I’d prefer you register to ride for one of the charities yourself.  A nice bonus for you is each charity has “goodies” they give back to those who ride and raise funds. One charity, Uphill into the Wind, will even provide you with a bike to use in the event you do not have one. Many have cycling jerseys or kits, some have professional coaches, and most have group rides. Each one is different, but all include an entry into El Tour  and an event shirt.

To register to ride for one of the charities yourself, visit  http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/beneficiaries/.

To support my ride and fundraising, please make a donation today.  To specify a charity supported by El Tour de Tucson, please leave a comment when you donate. You may choose from any of the following:

ALS Arizona Chapter
Alzheimer’s Association – Desert Southwest Chapter
Arts-Express
Arizona’s Childrens Association
AZ Multi Housing Charitable Foundation
Beads of Courage
BICAS
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Boys & Girls Clubs
Cakes for Causes
Children’s Clinics
Easterseals Blake Foundation
El Grupo Youth Cycling
Epilepsy Foundation
Free Ever After
Friends of Pima Animal Care Center
INTO Africa
Look Save a Life
Mobile Meals So. AZ
Rotary – Polio Plus
Southern Arizona Gender Alliance
St. Elizabeth’s Health Center
The Haven
Tu Nidito Children & Family Services
Uphill Into The Wind

If you would prefer to send a check, make it payable to the Rose Petal Education Foundation, specify the charity in the memo line, and mail to:

Long Realty Co. 
Attn: Damion Alexander
1890 E River Rd.
Tucson AZ 85718

All funds raised through this GoFundMe will be held by my family's Rose Petal Education Foundation.  Following El Tour, all funds will be passed to the specified charities.  Unspecified funds will be divided among the beneficiaries.  

Ride on!
Damion

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$50 of $36,000 goal

Raised by 2 people in 3 months
Created July 31, 2018
Funds raised will benefit:
Rose Petal Education Foundation Inc
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Tucson, AZ
EIN: 860939514
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