Thursday, June 10, 2010

Please help me protect our beautiful planet...

Time is not on our side when it comes to stopping global warming, saving endangered species and protecting our planet from man-made destruction. Every second counts if we hope to stop the corporations and the government from ruining our planet's fragile ecosystem and preserve its natural resources for future generations. Truth is, we are in a race against time.

My name is Scott Power and, as a outdoor enthusiast, I want to help protect our imperiled planet, preserve nature's beauty and raise awareness about the important link between human health and the health of our planet. So, on September 12 in Madison, Wisconsin, I will ‘RACE4EARTH’ to help raise $25,000 for environmental conservation by attempting to finish Ironman Wisconsin, a 140.6 mile endurance triathlon.

To be clear, finishing an Ironman triathlon will not be easy. And, since I only have two speeds — slow and slower — I won't be setting any records either. Fact is, I'll be lucky to finish! Because to complete the 140.6 mile Ironman endurance race, I must swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and run 26.2 miles within 17 hours. Being an amateur athlete at best, I will train seven days a week for six months during which I will swim approximately 47 miles, bike 2000 miles and run 443 miles. Of course, I will do all of this while working 60 hours a week and tending to my responsibilities as a husband, uncle, son, brother and friend.

Please support me in this important cause by donating $1 for every mile I will swim, bike and run — that’s $140.60 total. To raise $25,000, I need 177 people to donate $140.60. All proceeds are tax deductible and go the Center for Biological Diversity, the most effective environmental organization acting to protect our beautiful planet and its natural resources. 

I hope you agree my cause is worthy of your financial support. For all of us, there is an inherent link between our well being and a healthy planet. We must do all we can to preserve and protect both.

Finally, I will update this blog frequently. Please be sure to come back often to learn more about the important environmental issues and follow my progress as I attempt to RACE4EARTH on September 12. Thank you!