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From: "John Cardinal" <>
Subject: [TMG] OT: TMG Utility Donations Progress Report
Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2002 16:00:18 -0400
Please excuse this off-topic post.
Every August, I ride my bicycle 192 miles in two days as part of the Pan-Mass
Challenge (PMC), which is a fundraising event for the Jimmy Fund of the
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. A few thousand riders raise about $15 Million
dollars for cancer research by having people sponsor them. Many people who use
my TMG Utility program, most of whom are members of TMG-L, have sponsored me in
appreciation of my donorware programs TMG Utility and On This Day. My wife and I
both ride, and our combined fundraising minimum is $4000.
Many people have asked me about my fundraising progress, so I put together some
All in all, it's pretty impressive. The PMC works because lots of riders get
small donations from lots of people. In my case, I get donations from TMG users
all over the world. I don't have access to the fundraising information for other
riders, but I wouldn't be surprised if I have the most impressive geographical
Summary: 74 TMG-related donations from 5 countries totalling $2,135. I also get
donations from family and friends which are not included in the $2135. This
year, the TMG-related donations surpassed the other donations, which has only
happened once before when a generous contributor donated $1500.
The largest donation this year was $200, and the average was $28. The most
common donation was $25. One person made 2 donations; I hope it was intentional!
The fundraising deadline is still a few weeks away, so these numbers may change.
Donations by Country:
I am especially pleased by the donations from outside the USA. Any positive
activity that spans national boundaries is a good thing. In the USA, 62
donations from 26 states. California and Texas tied for first with 10 donations
USA Donations by State
Thanks to everyone who donated, and thanks to everyone on TMG-L for tolerating
the fundraising messages.
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