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Old July 11th, 2012, 09:22 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Helping a Child get a wish. Please read!

I'm getting a little bit of a late start this year. GL4X4 members has been some of my top supporters in the past! This a big year for me as it is my tenth year involved in Make-A-Wish. (9th riding, one volunteer)

This year I will be riding from Traverse city, MI to Michigan International Speedway in three days at a total of 310 miles on my bicycle on the last full weekend in July. I'm riding to raise money to grant wishes to children with a life threatening illnesses. This event is the largest single fundraiser in the world for Make-A-Wish.

We are hoping to raise over 2 million dollars this year!
There are 900 riders, but it wouldn't be possible without the countless number of people who donate to those riders and help them raise money for this awesome event. My goal this year is $2,000. So, I'm asking you to be as so kind, to help. Every PENNY helps, please don't hesitate to donate any amount you feel you can spare. A dollar or five hundred, all of it greatly helps the cause!

You can see my donation website and track my donations by visiting here:

http://wam.kintera.org/treverpruyt

There you can see what I've raised and how close I am to my goal.


Through www.wishmich.org you can also track the rides progress as we ride and see bios of all the wish heroes(children) we ride for. This year I am riding for Ethan. Ethan was diagnosed with Lymphoblastic Lymphoma and is now 6 year old. There is more information about Ethan and his wish online as well as a photo of him below.



You can donate on the page above easily, or email me and I accept cash, check, and PayPal. (PM me for details)

Thank you in advance for you generosity.

Feel free to join us on the last day of our ride at Michigan International Speedway for the Hero's Hurrah. Where we get to meet the children and swap stories of the ride and eat good food!

To see my past years threads you can follow these links:
http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthread.php?t=210051

http://http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthread.php?t=166267
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Old July 11th, 2012, 09:40 AM   #2
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He accepts Canadian donations I'm sure
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Make a wish is a great foundation.
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My son was granted a wish this April....

This is a great program and my hats off to your efforts!!
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Nope, no discrimination here! I accept donations from all. Even Canadians.

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My son was granted a wish this April....


This is a great program and my hats off to your efforts!!
Thats great! If your can you should join us at the finish line! I hope he is doing well. It is the only organization or cause that would get me to ride this far on a bike. I only ride to train for this ride and participate. Its a great thing they do.
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Im a little late on the donation this yr.. but its done,
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For a little bit about this ride. take a few minutes to watch.


Alex's was one of my favorite wishes. She wanted to make a PSA, Here it is. RIP Alex.


If these touch your heart a little bit. Please take a few minutes to help these kids and donate a few dollars.

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I looked on wishmich, but didn't see it. What is Ethan's wish?
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I looked on wishmich, but didn't see it. What is Ethan's wish?
Sorry I just looked and it seems like they might have changed it. The Kids and their wishes are listed on the Kintera site under wish heroes. Here is a link:
http://www.kintera.org/faf/home/ccp....6F2&ccp=622294

He is Ethan L. And his wish was for Disney and it was actually granted in 2010. There is a Q and A with Ethan and his mom on about his trip. I hope to meet him after the ride and see what he has to say about it.
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That's a great cause, a few of us are working at the track to assist you guys and the wish kids, looking forward to it. Going to be a blast! If any one is interested in assisting, send me a pm and I can get you some information.
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I hate bicycles on the road but this is for a great cause,best of luck and stay safe.
My neice was givin a trip to disney around tweny years ago.Make a wish is a great organazation and they help a lot of people.
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That's a great cause, a few of us are working at the track to assist you guys and the wish kids, looking forward to it. Going to be a blast! If any one is interested in assisting, send me a pm and I can get you some information.
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Thanks I'm looking forward to the new ending this year at MIS. Thanks for the help.
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Thanks to Greatlakes4x4!!! You continue to surprise me.

It only takes a minute to donate. anyone else? It is much appreciated! I just put new tires on the bike!
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Done. Sorry I cant do more this year. Good luck.
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PM me the paypal info. I'll have a donation sent tonight. Wish I could give more. A friend of mine, RIP Mike, had a wish granted back in high school.
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Can you PM me the Pay Pal info and Ill have a donation sent ASAP. I wish I could give more this this awesome program and I thank you for your efforts!!!!!
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Pms sent. Thanks again to all who have donated or had kind words about make a wish. It is a great organization that has helped lots of kids. I hope we reach our 2 million dollar goal this year.
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Made 62 miles sunday. Should be ready for the 300. Last chance this week for donations. Thanks!

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