On the 12th of April 2010 I embarked on a 3000+ mile drive across the United States from Los Angeles to New York City. My goal is to raise at least $10,000US for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Quick background… If you know me, you probably know that I was bitten by the charity bug at a young age when I was asked to call a live auction at a charity function. Since then, I have been fortunate enough to raise over a million dollars for charities through calling their live auctions and in the process, have been made aware of so many incredible causes that can always use our help.
So, in an effort to make this drive more than just a drive to "see the USA", I felt I could make it more fun and engage more people in my experience by adding a charity component to it. When deciding on a charity, I weighed several worthy causes and have decided to raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (jdf.org) as so many people I love have been affected by the disease. My dear friend Christian’s son Hunter has Type I Juvenile Diabetes, my fiancé Stephanie’s Uncle Steve passed away at 23 of the disease, and we have many other friends whose families have battled it for generations. The JDRF is by far the leading foundation tirelessly searching for a cure, and an organization that I have been fond of for many years.
I am asking my friends to support this drive by donating to the cause via this web site. Along the way, I plan to include everyone in the drive by leveraging social media tools like Facebook, Youtube and Twitter and will constantly update my Fan Page, Youtube Channel and my Twitter feed with photos, videos and information about what I ‘m seeing, thinking and feeling. I have even been asked to pick up certain things (menus, magnets, etc...) and I'm looking forward to finding what they're asking for!
I have also added a page to my website (www.duncanschiebinc.com) that will highlight sponsors and donations and detail the route I will be taking. Any suggestions or challenges are appreciated to raise monies for this great cause – let me know! www.duncanschiebinc.com
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I will be personally covering all costs of the 10-15 day road trip (vehicle rental, fuel, food, and accommodations) ensuring that every dollar raised through this FirstGiving.com page will go directly to the JDRF. Your donation literally goes right to the cause the minute you hit send!
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit this page. Hope you will join me on this journey and support the JDRF with your donation. Thanks!
Again, to see the route i have planned I have added a page to my website www.duncanschiebinc.com