If you know me in person, you know that I’m not much of an athlete, but I decided to do a 5km walk this past weekend as part of the Scotiabank marathon to raise money for a friend’s pet charity, the Fort York Food Bank.
Amazingly, I walked the 5km in 48 minutes. Even more amazingly, my very generous friends donated $1850 to FYFB in sponsorship of my walk.
After I sent out a thank you note to all my sponsors, Mark Kuznicki, who biked the 660km rally from Toronto to Montreal in support of People with AIDS this year, responded:
Amazing! At $1850/5km, you’ve now established a new effectiveness benchmark for me. Hmmm….let’s see, that means I would have to raise $244,200 for the Bike Rally next year! I need richer friends.