American Heart Ride of the Hamptons
We all have a favorite charity we’d like to support, I’m sure. But let’s face it: we don’t always make a point of donating. Would you ever consider donating a day’s pay to a charity? Good idea, don’t you think? Well guess what—it’s now a recognized celebration! On the second Wednesday in May, we celebrate Donate a Day’s Wages to Charity Day, which encourages anyone with a giving heart to take one day’s worth of pay and give it to a chosen charity.
You don’t have to be wealthy or call yourself a philanthropist to participate. You can offer your time and effort or lend your voice and attention to any cause that inspires you. Posting the event to your social media accounts will also create awareness. Whether you make a lot of money or a little, your donation of one day’s pay can make a big difference to the charity of your choice.
Personally, I’m passionate about heart health, and to date have raised about $25,000 this year for the American Heart Association’s #HeartRide. To prepare, I monitor my own heart using Fitbit’s Flex, dressed up with a Bytten Rose Gold Lucas bracelet so I can wear it throughout the day.
I believe in promoting loving, healthy hearts, and one way I do that is by participating in the American Heart Ride of the Hamptons. I also ask for support from those around me. The American Heart Association (AHA) explains, “The Heart Ride is a unique cycling experience and fundraising program to support the American Heart Association.” Come join these cyclists from all walks of life and all skill levels who are dedicated to eliminating cardiovascular disease and strokes, “one peddle stroke at a time!”
I would like to invite you to be on my team, to support this cause and to root for cardiac health with your whole heart.
If you would like to contribute to my team, please consider participating in Donate a Day’s Wages to Charity Day by donating to my Personal Page for the 2016 American Heart Ride. The funds we raise together—the combined amount of one day’s pay from each of you—will go toward research and education, awareness and advocacy for heart health. Use your heart, use your mind, donate one day of pay and make a difference. From my heart to yours. Thank you!