Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Raising Funds for Charity by Running a Marathon

April 19, 2011

Dear Family and Friends,

As many of you may already know, I am involved in fundraising for my non-profit The Black Belt Society. That mission includes the prevention and treatment of child abuse including our role in educating children on conflict avoidance, violence prevention, anti-abduction and other techniques.

This year I will be running the Wisconsin Marathon (26.2 miles) May 7th to raise funds. My plans are to raise $5,000 for this goal. I'm also doing a series of seminars and donating 100% to the cause. This will fund the basic expenses to have our instructors reach thousands of children as well as care-givers with life saving skills.

For those of you who are not familiar with our organization, The Black Belt Society is a really special organization made up of Black Belts who are dedicated to making a positive impact on our communities. We've raised tens of thousands of dollars for the prevention and treatment of child abuse, helped stop violence in schools, saved children the pain of bullying and much more. In the past we've donated to ChildHelp, Make-a-Wish, St. Jude's and many others. We decided to cut out the middle man so more funds go directly to the causes closest to our hearts and don't get eaten up in admin costs. 100% of what you donate goes directly to making a difference.

I am asking you to help us out this year by giving a tax-deductible donation to The Black Belt Society. We work very hard to provide safety training and education each year and I hope we can count on you for a generous donation of $100 or more. However, please note that any donation amount is always welcomed.

I thank you for your time and consideration. We look forward to whatever support you can provide.

If you require additional information about the Black Belt Society, please contact me and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have. You may also visit The Black Belt Society online on Facebook or contact us directly by phone at:602-896-8721.

The Wisconsin Marathon is May 7, 2011, so if is at all possible, please send your donation by May 5th. Thank you for your consideration. The Black Belt Society couldn't do it without the generosity of donors like yourself.

John Nottingham
The Black Belt Society
USA Martial Arts
4731 E. Greenway Rd Suite 9
Phoenix, Arizona 85032

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