Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Your Help is Needed!

Please see the following letter from my friend Robyn. She and I have been best buddies since we were in 7th grade. She started running about 5-6 years ago, completed several long run events (half and full marathons), and then a few years ago started tackling triathlons. But Robyn's never been one to do something just for herself. She's been using her triathloning to raise awareness (and money) for a cause. See below, and try to help her out. Thanks!

Dear Friends,

As many of you know, my sister and I dedicated our 2007 triathlon seasons to raising awareness about homelessness and raising funds for Genesis Home- a housing and supportive services program for homeless families in Durham, NC. With your help, our Tri to End Homelessness campaign has been a phenomenal success! We raised nearly $6,000 to support Genesis Home’s programs and successfully raced our first Olympic distance triathlon.

After such a life changing year, I’m thrilled to announce that Toyota has selected Tri to End Homelessness as a finalist in their
Engines of Change Power of Sport contest! Over 350 folks from across the nation submitted applications and we've been selected as one of the top 10! Your votes will determine the winner.

Here’s where I need your help:

Please vote for me by visiting: From this link you can read my profile, click on VOTE NOW, and vote once per day until December 31.

Winning any one of the top prizes would, of course, be wonderful - BUT the national exposure for the issue of homelessness and power individuals have to make difference would be even more valuable.

Please pass this on to folks in your network - and, as always, Thank you for your ongoing support,

Robyn Schryer Fehrman

P.S. If you haven’t already, you can read all about the Tri to End Homelessness journey at - and stay up to date about my plans for 2008.

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