MiKelly's Page

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Ride For Pride 8


MiKelly's Page

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page!

I have been involved with the Ride for Pride since R4P2 in 2011. That year I rode with my much younger, smarter and prettier sister Deb. The following years I focused my efforts in donating Gift Certificates for the top finishers and providing chair massage at the end of the day. Hanging out with everyone, hearing about their efforts year after year has influenced my own efforts.

This year I will be donating time and services again, but I’ll also be riding. I am increasing my efforts on a few fronts.

It has been a crazy year, starting with the Orlando Massacre and the ripple devastation all the way up here in our hearts. I went to the community gathering for Orlando at the Bachelor's Forum, and was blown away by the comfort in being with a large group like that. This is part of the "community" I was never really engaged in other than going out from time to time. It may seem a little bizarre that our community need to be comforted even though we weren’t there. And it’s hard to explain to anyone who grew up in a white straight world what it is like to have your safety shaken like that. Anyway, this motivated me to look for more community events, and explore Rochester in a new way.

The political landscape completely caught me off guard, and I learned I was living in a happy little bubble here in Rochester. I have my massage practice where I work with people pretty closely and forged some phenomenal friendships. I play volleyball in the amazing community where I love and am loved by many. But again... this election shook some of those relationships.

Long story short...I'm getting involved, I'm standing up and getting in the way. I'm riding this damned bike for 50 miles and all I'm hoping for is $1, $5, $50, high fives... whatever the hell you feel you are able to help this amazing Rochester community.

I want to personally say thank you to the R4P crew, and my volleyball friends for continually pulling me back into life.

https://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/Mikelly/ride-for-pride-8

Other ways to donate and participate.....

All donations of $10 will be entered into a drawing for a free 90-minute session with me (both Rochester and Denver locations). And $20 donations receive 3 entries in the drawing.

Only have spare change?? I always have my change jar with me. Every penny counts, and I will count pennies!!!!!

Come play in my Euchre Tournament on April 9th

https://www.facebook.com/events/393994054309567/  We have spots left!

If you copy and paste the link below.. it will take you to a video of the Ride

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbWuaYNUGUM&feature=em-upload_owner


Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!

-Michael Kelly / Human Being 

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