Sunday, May 16, 2010

Our First Sponsor

I’m so excited! I just got our first official sponsor. I went into Staples to make some copies of my sponsorship proposal and I started to tell them about Samuel and his trip. The Store Manager gave me a $25 gift card which I immediately used to make the copies.

If there is anyone out there who would be interested in helping us raise funds for this cause, we would be very grateful for the help. I would be happy to send out all of the information you would need to start gathering sponsors.

Here is a quick summary of our awareness/fundraising campaign. We are calling it - “Samuel Carey’s Alpha 1 Adventure … For Life”. Starting Monday, I will begin canvassing local businesses. Our fundraising goal is $10,000, which will be donated to Alpha 1 Canada.

Samuel Carey’s Alpha 1 Adventure … For Life Sponsorship Facts

Goal: To help raise awareness of the rare genetic disorder Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (A1AD)

Who: Samuel Carey, a 39 year old Saskatchewan resident who has Liver Disease caused by A1AD.

What: Samuel will be traveling across the province, and later the country, by self propelled means, to raise awareness of A1AD.

Why: To support the organization (Alpha 1 Canada) who taught him how to manage his lifestyle and extend his lifespan. Also to raise awareness of A1AD for those who do not even know that they have it.

Where: The first stage of Samuel’s tour will see him cycling the 700 km across the province from Lloydminster to the Manitoba border, following Hwy # 16.

When: The first stage is tentatively scheduled to begin in early June.

During his ride, Samuel Carey will be accepting donations on behalf of Alpha 1 Canada.

Alpha 1 Canada is a registered charitable organization and tax receipts will be issued.

For more information about A1AD and Alpha 1 Canada, please visit their website at

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