It is starting to get a bit ridiculous as far as how fast a year passes. We are firmly into the silly season and I got an email last week telling me about an annual event that I did a little write up for last year. LAST YEAR? I actually had to go back and check if it has been a year already. Seems like last month.
One of the things I love about Twitter is that it puts you in contact with people you may not have ordinarily have met. I’m not sure if I paths would’ve crossed if it were not for Twitter but I am glad they did. I am talking specifically about Leanne Opperman. What this young lady has done over the last couple of years is awesome. She suffers from fairly rare condition called Hereditary Inclusion Body Myopathy (a form of muscular dystrophy) and has not let it dampen her spirit at all. She made the decision to use her life experience to benefit others and put together what was at the time just going to be a once off fundraising event in 2009 called Krazee 4 Kripples. It was so successful she decided to turn it into an annual event. Last year’s event was themed Hanging for Hope and this year it is themed Drifting for Dystrophy. Leanne obviously doesn’t like her life and tries to do these crazy things to kill herself and she’s not content to do it on her own either, she wants others to die with her
Here is an exert from the email I received about the event:
The Muscular Dystrophy Foundation of South Africa (Gauteng Branch) in association with SupaDrift and XS Promotions, is looking for sponsors of successful companies and businesses to help fund a drifting charity event.
The third annual event of ‘Krazee 4 Kripples’ has been named “Drifting for Dystrophy” and is set to take place on 26 November 2011 at Zwartkops Raceway.
Through your sponsorship, you will fund the following:
- A member of your company will enjoy the thrill of a drifting experience, while advertising your brand through (for example) corporate clothing; or
- Your sponsorship will pay for an individual suffering from *Muscular Dystrophy to enjoy a drift; and
- A percentage of the sponsorship will go towards the Muscular Dystrophy Association of South Africa, Gauteng Branch.
In addition, we are in the process of organizing extensive media publicity. Your companies’ name will be published in all media coverage, and the person drifting with your sponsorship should preferably wear a shirt with your company name and logo on. This event will form part of the Drifting Championships, i.e. your company will receive maximum exposure.
Funds raised will be used exclusively for the purchasing of equipment to improve the quality of lifestyle of people affected by neuromuscular conditions.
Sponsorship of a drift will cost only R2 000, but further sponsoring is welcome