I write to invite the reader to participate in a remarkable opportunity. It all starts in the village of Hopkinton, 26 miles from Copley Square in Boston, Massachusetts. It is the Boston Marathon, which I will run on 15 April, 2013. My purpose – apart from winning the race and driving the Mercedes home to Australia – is to raise funds for the Michael Lisnow Respite Centre. The who?.
The Michael Lisnow Centre is, briefly put, a place of joy. As you will see.
I have written on a previous occasion along similar lines to these. That was in 2004 when I decided to bring about a cure for haemophilia. I resolved to achieve this by running 42.185 kilometres (about 26 miles) from Hopkinton to downtown Boston. I would race against the 12000 select runners in the Boston Marathon and I would cure haemophilia.
I wrote to all my friends and begged for donations for research at Boston Children’s Hospital. This very great institution treats my great nephew for his severe haemophilia.
Everyone donated, I bled my friends, and, running as Pheidipides Goldenberg I completed the marathon – and, blow me down, haemophilia wasn’t entirely cured. But treatments improved and the quality of my great-nephew’s life improved. The boy – his name is Elisha – is absolutely blooming. All because I ran the Boston Marathon.
All told I have run the Boston Marathon three times and I have never won: a clear case of home town favouritism.
I am coming out of retirement to give it another crack this year because the Michael Lisnow Centre has captured my cold old heart. Haven’t heard of them? Neither had I until someone sent me this short short youtube. Have a look at it: http://www.youtube.com/hopkintonrespitetv
This program, both modest and magnificent, is located in little Hopkinton, the world’s most famous village on this one day of the year. On the remaining 364 days, in perfect obscurity, the miracles continue.
The deal is this: I do the running, you make the cash investment. I am instructed to raise US$5000.00 by exploiting my friends.
Now I expect many of you are reaching for cheque books and credit cards as you read this, wishing to provide the entire $5000.00 yourselves. At the risk of disappointing you, I advise that this is not my plan. Rather I invite everyone who feels a pang of delight at the youtube above to make a modest investment.
Although I lack a Securities Advisor License, I believe I am qualified to comment on this opportunity. This is a BLACK CHIP INVESTMENT, something unique, a guaranteed, dead set, one hundred percent secure opportunity. Unlike other funds, shares, projects and speculations, the fate of your contribution is beyond doubt: you will never see a cent of your money again. Neither will the Tax Office get a share of the funds. Nor will inflation chew away at them.
Every penny goes for the care of these kids. Donors in Australia will not receive a tax deduction in return for their goodness.
I stake my reputation on these undertakings – not very high stakes, you might say – but I remind you I am also committing a lot of perspiration and shoe leather. Finally, I undertake to provide donors with an Investment Report after my return from Boston.
All you need to do to say goodbye to your money is to sponsor me in the Boston Marathon.
Time is short: the marathon will be run – as always – on Patriots Day, falling this year on15 April, 2013. Please send your donations directly through this link– http://www.razoo.com/Pheidipides-Foolproof-Investment-Opportunity
I might not win the race but together we will certainly improve the life of some lovely children.
Help me to help them, please.
Howard (Pheidipides) Goldenberg