Amazing Race Style Fundraiser in Lethbridge

I received an email from a student from India that is an acquaintance of mine (he had dinner at my house once), whom is trying to raise funds for disaster relief after the huge earthquake in India and Pakistan. I thought this was a neat idea for a fundraiser:

Hello! I am a fourth year student here at the University of Lethbridge, and I am writing to advise you of an event coming next weekend, which I believe you may be interested in. Having been grieved by the recent tragedy in northern Pakistan and India, and by the meager international response, I (and several other concerned students) have begun planning a fund-raiser for Saturday, November 12th, 2005. We aim to hold a fantastic Amazing Race, modelled after the popular T.V. show! Teams will spend an afternoon racing across Lethbridge, completing challenges and discovering more about their community in an attempt to reach the final pit-stop first. Great prizes (including gift certificates to the Mongolie Grill, Montana’s, and other local businesses) will be awarded to the top three groups. The cost is only $9.00 for an individual, or $25.00 for a team of three to five. All proceeds will go to Samaritan’s Purse.

Please let me know if you are interested in participating, volunteering, or simply donating to this urgent cause. Moreover, if you could spread the word among your club members and the rest of the student body, that would be greatly appreciated! The success of this event, and the number of lives we can impact, depends upon your response.

Unfortunately I think I November 12th is when I’m going to be in Edmonton (area) visiting my sister, otherwise I would like to get some friends together and take part – a fun and exciting way to help people in need.

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