The instant Jill told me her office had a team in the CN Tower Climb for the WWF, I wanted in. Why? I’ve never been to the top ($22.50 to see a city I live in seems ridiculous), and it seemed like the perfect fitness challenge to distract me from the fact that I am sick of running. In case you missed it: I. am. sick. of. running. (I am pretty damn close to abandoning this marathon idea, and I’m totally okay with it.) Running up stairs is totally different. I swear.
The Canada Life CN Tower Climb for WWF Canada is a fundraiser for WWF Canada. Each team member must raise $250 in order to participate. That’s right, without $250 in hand, you will be declined the privilege of climbing to the top of the tower. Crazy, I know. But the tigers and polar bears are counting on us.
This is where you come in. Jill and I need sponsors. Neither of us have reached our goal of $250 yet and the climb is THIS THURSDAY. April 19, 2012. If you can sponsor us, even for only $5 or $10, we will love you forever.
I could write an entire post about how important it is to protect our planet, how extinction is occurring at a terrifying pace, how global warming is changing, wel, everything, but you probably already know that. I could also write a post about insane this idea is and, really, should should just sponsor us for the joy the recap post and post-climb photos will bring you (apparently Jill’s office makes team members wear costumes), but you probably know that too. And you’re probably sick of people asking for charity from you for every run, walk and bake sale for a better cause. It bugs me too.
But if you can give, please do. It doesn’t have to be to us. It doesn’t have to be to this charity. But charity is an important part of the fitness community, and Jill and I want to start embracing that.