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Dear friend, I will be riding in 2013 TD 5 Boro Bike Tour in New York City on 5/5. This is a 42-mile bike ride through all 5 boroughs of NYC. I am proud to support Tzu Chi Foundation's (A Guide Star accredited 501(c)(3) charitable organization and United Nations NGO with missions in Charity, Medicine, Education, Culture, International Relief, Environmental Protection, and Volunteers.) "Cycling for Love" campaign: Biking for love of the Earth; biking to help people in need, and people affected by disaster. You can specify whether your donations go to charity, disaster relief, or development. Suggested donation is one dollar per mile ($42), or whatever you are comfortable with! $5 is not too little. $1000 is not too much. Many large corporations match employee's charitable donations. Ask about your company's policy. All donations are 100% tax-deductible.
I have volunteered with Tzu Chi for 7 years. I participated in Tzu Chi's medical/disaster relief mission in Haiti one month after the 2010 earthquake. Witnessing the devastation and suffering first-hand was a life-changing experience for me. Tzu Chi's "Great Love without Borders" spirit has been my great guide.