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As of today, there are 29 teams registered for the two-day, 850 mile run for charity. Each team has a goal of reaching $500 in donations and I'm happy to report that the Little British Car Company has graciously arranged space on their secure server to accept credit card donations in any amount for our cause. The owner, Jeff Zorn, will fax the credit card information to either the American Diabetes Association or the Canadian Diabetes Association, depending on which team receives a donation. (We have entrants from both countries!) Individuals making a donation will receive a receipt for their donation directly from the charity. Pretty simple.
So here's why I am writing: first, to get more drivers involved. The early registration discount ends June 30th. Second, to ask fellow British car enthusiasts around the world to make a donation, however small, to help get kids with diabetes to an educational but fun summer camp. The money we raise is specifically earmarked for kids whose family's otherwise would not be able to afford the cost of camp.
We have cars ranging from a 1948 MG TC to a 2004 Mini and everything in between. There's probably a car representing whatever marque you fancy to which a donation would be gladly accepted. Teams personally pay all their expenses related to the trip, all money donated is given to the charities. Last year's run raised $12,000 to send children with hemophilia to camp, we hope to surpass that amount this year! We've only three months until the run, any size donation will help us reach our goal. Information and donations can be made at the very extensive event web site: http://www.mibrr.com.
Blake Discher, event organizer
Michigan British Reliability Run