Stooping to Bribery for a Good Cause-LiveLong for LiveStrong. And, Road ID. Keep a Celiac Safe, Will Ya?
Yes, I am going to offer a bribe. I admit it.
It’s for a good cause, though.
If you read my previous post, you know that I am participating in a charity bicycle event on October 2nd. This will be just 12 short weeks after undergoing my last knee surgery, and I’m just tickled and grateful that I can do it. The event is “LiveLong for LiveStrong” and is benefiting the local Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital as well as the LiveStrong Foundation.
Here’s the bribe. If you donate to the cause, I will send you via email 3 documents in PDF format. I will send you a healthy gluten free grocery list, tips for maintaining a safe gluten free kitchen even when you live with gluten eaters, and a guideline for detecting “hidden” gluten (crucial for those with celiac disease).
After you’ve donated, you can send me a DM on Twitter or shoot an email to erin at glutenfreefitness dot com with the email address where you would like me to send you the info. There’s no catch. I ask you make a minimum donation of $1. A buck. That’s it! If just a tiny percentage of the people who visited this blog donated a dollar, we could make a nice donation to the charities for Gluten Free Fitness.
Here’s that link one more time: Donate to LiveStrong and Joe DiMaggio Childrens Hospital.
And I thank you in advance
On to Road I.D.
Now that I’ve been back to road cycling, it occurred to me that should I be in an accident (crash, hit by a car…not things you want to happen, but things you should be prepared for) I don’t carry identification on me. When I am rolling out the house at 5:45 AM I am not thinking about grabbing my drivers license out of my wallet. And, should I be unresponsive, I certainly want emergency personnel to know I have celiac disease. I actually thought about a medic alert bracelet after my last surgery (I had the nurses label me as having a gluten allergy and give me the big yellow allergy wristband, the anesthesiologist thought it was a great idea to do that way. I have ALWAYS been offered graham crackers or saltines, even with the wristband when awakening from anesthesia by the way, so be careful.)
Anyway, so that brings me to Road ID. Road ID is an easy way to give people your ID, emergency contacts, and medical alerts. Mine has my name, year of birth, 2 emergency contact numbers, and “CELIAC DISEASE-NO GLUTEN” in big friendly letters on my Wrist ID Slim. I think these are great for everyone to consider, but especially for hikers, runners, cyclists, skiers, etc-anyone who is out and about, especially in a situation where your normal ID is not easily accessible.
When I placed my order the folks at Road ID kindly gave me a discount code to share. It’s ThanksErin8745752 and will take $1 off your order for the first 20 orders placed using the code until 10/12/11. (You can then go donate that dollar to LiveStrong.) So get yours and be safe out there!
That’s all for today. Be on the lookout for a big announcement coming soon. And remember, go donate!
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