Monday, February 23, 2015

The 3rd Annual Michael Fassbender Birthday Fundraiser for The Bike Experience!

Photo by The Bike Experience
I'm very happy to announce that Fassinating Fassbender is set to commence our 3rd Annual Michael Fassbender Birthday Fundraiser to support The Bike Experience! The actual fundraiser will begin this Friday, however, I wanted to share with you some updated information on The Bike Experience (TBE) a few days before the fundraiser begins. The back story of how the founder of The Bike Experience, Talan Skeels-Piggins, established TBE will help you better understand how Talan himself became paralyzed from the chest down, and how he subsequently conquered the depression and anger he experienced from his accident, and became motivated to create his charity. Talan is excited about Fassinating Fassbender helping raise much needed funds again, and he shared a report with me which further explains the accomplishments of last season, and the goals of this upcoming season which starts in April. Read the statement here.

Telescope Magazine interviewed Talan this month and there is an excellent video of him explaining more about TBE and how it started. Once you watch this video, I'm convinced you'll be inspired and motivated to donate to the birthday fundraiser. Please take a moment to watch this:

For those who make a donation this year, you will automatically be included in a raffle for a gift bag from a local Ann Arbor store, Real Irish. The guy who owns it is from Ireland and he travels there regularly to buy unique Irish products. He also happens to be the best friend of my friend's husband, who is from England. The recipient of this gift bag will be quite happy! In the past two years of our fundraiser, we raised £2,479! I'm positive we'll surpass our goal for this year too and help raise money that TBE greatly appreciates.

On Friday, I'll post the link to the fundraiser page and I look forward to working with all of you over the next four weeks to kick ass in generating donations! Thank you!


April said...

Simone, what an inspiring video - thank you for posting it. I'm excited to once again be a part of supporting Talen's work with The Bike Experience!

Simone said...

Thanks April, I'm glad the video inspired you along with providing helpful information about Talan and TBE. Your support means so much to a lot of people, and it honors Michael's birthday. :D

Hupsakeek said...

Great Simone! I will donate (of course) An for anyone who think "why should I?"... giving makes you feel good. And if you watch the video you'll see that it is money well spent!

Jhessye said...

Hey that was an awesome video. Seriously. Will help where I can. I wish I could play this video for these at risk teens at my job. Cheers.

Simone said...

Jhessye, is there a way you can send a group email link about this video, or make a post about it on Facebook where your audience can see it. I think it's wonderful that you believe the message of this video could help the at risk teens you work with. :)

Martha said...

Count me in Simone!