My name is Ran Bendori and I reside in the Bay Area. Iím a member of the Team In Training (TNT) Winter tri team and am training with them to compete in the Lavaman Triathlon on April 6th in Kona , Hawaii .
TNT raises money through their participants and that money is donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) for cancer research. My sister passed away in 2003 after a year long struggle with cancer. Her bravery throughout the fight inspired me to participate join Team In Training.
Bill Ruffner of San Jose Trek is a cancer survivor and a big fan of the TNT organization. He generously agreed to donate bikes at cost. Iíll be raffling a new Trek Madone 5.2 or Equinox TTX 9.0.(winnerís choice). The MSRP of each bike is well above $3,000.
The raffle will be held on March 15, 2008 (location to be determined). Each raffle ticket is $50. There will only be 200 raffle tickets available so buy before you lose your chance to win a great bike!
Iíve created a website: www.drawabike.com
, which will let you register for the raffle. After a very simple registration process, you will receive a confirmation email with your participation ID number and payment instructions.
My LLS campaign manager, Katie Hronek (firstname.lastname@example.org) has agreed to be the logistics background for the raffle, and all payment will be sent to her. Iím hoping to raise over $10,000. After I recover my cost for the raffle, the remaining proceeds will be donated to LLS.
Thanks to Billís generosity, and based on the raffleís success I hope to conduct a total of 5 raffles.
You will not have to be present at the drawing event to win the bike. The bike could be sent to you by UPS at no additional cost to the winner. However, the shipment costs will be deducted from the donation.
Please forward this to anyone you think might be interested.
Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments.