Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Challenged Athletes Foundation Birthday Fundraiser 2013


Cody McCasland
For my 52nd birthday I am raising money for Challenged Athletes Foundation. Each donation brings a smile to my face. Please donate $10 or more!  This year, they are celebrating their 20th anniversary of helping others get the prosthetics, equipment and support they need to pursue their dreams of an active lifestyle. They support wounded veterans through Operation Rebound and are helping victims of the Boston Marathon bombing as well. 

While my birthday was July 17th, I am running the fundraiser thru July 31st. As in the past, I will be giving away incentive prizes along the way via Twitter @CrusePhoto. At the conclusion of the fundraiser, I will be having a drawing for prizes for all those donating $50 or more.

Thank you for your support! Please donate $10 or more! 

Update: The official fundraising campaign is over and prizes are being distributed. You can still donate using the above link. CAF provides grants to those in need year round.

Donate $50 and you are eligible to win some fantastic prizes!
 The following prizes will be given away via random drawing to lucky winners who donate $50 or more. You receive one entry for each $50 donation. One prize per person! See fine print at the bottom. If I reach my goal of $10,000, your odds of winning are better than 1 in 50

Taylor Guitars
has provided this beautiful
This is a right-handed model and includes a full one year warranty. 
It is marked "Not for Resale" on the peg head per Taylor's donation policy. ($2698 value)!
Follow @TaylorGuitars on Twitter! 

XTERRA Wetsuits
 has provided their most popular sleeveless wetsuit "Vortex 4 Sleeveless" offering the perfect combination of price, performance, flexibility and durability. It is ideal for athletes who want an all-around wetsuit to use while training and racing.  ($300 value) Details here.

Follow @XTERRAWetsuits on Twitter!

Beautiful Sea Glass Bracelet from 
Mermaid Tear Designs
Follow @Seaglass67 on Twitter!

Photographers! OnOne Software is providing a digital download of 
their outstanding Perfect Photo Suite 7 Premium  for Mac or PC worth $300!
Download a free trial on their web site!
Follow @OnOneSoftware on Twitter! 

@shownotowels has donated 2 of their unique wearable beach/bath towels!
Check them out at 

has donated a pair of Garage Rock Black sunglasses worth $120! 
Follow @Oakley on Twitter! 

Brick Betty 
has donated $125 in Women's sports apparel! 
Follow them @BrickBetty on Twitter!

Reflect Sports
 is providing a Swim Hair Care kit worth $45!
Follow @ReflectSports on Twitter! 

Believe I Am
 is providing their Erica Sara Necklace a $60 value!
Follow @BelieveIam on Twitter! 

Kenneth Edwards
is donating a beautiful 11x14 signed photograph ($75 value)!
Follow @KenninChiTown on Twitter! 

Tweet to Win! 
These prizes will be awarded via Twitter and require no donation at all. Rules are simple. Follow me @CrusePhoto and @CAFoundation on Twitter and watch for the tweets! All you have to do is Re-Tweet (RT) the designated Tweet in order to be eligible. You can RT as many times as you like but only one RT per screen name will be counted.

4 copies of  "The Other Woman" by @TunettePowell.
Click on this link and ReTweet the tweet. I will pick 4 winners at random from all Retweets. 

Thank you Mark for your Tweet to Win Prize - a signed copy of Mark Johnson's Argyle Armada!

Follow Mark on Twitter @IronstringMark

July 8th's  Tweet to Win prize was
this Ultra Tri Carry on Triathlon Bag from Zoot Sports -retail value  $150! 
Zoot Sports Ultra Triathlon Carry On Bag
Follow them on Twitter  @ZootSports!
Winner is Astraea Thigpen! Congrats!

Traveling to any races this season? Zoot's newest Ultra Tri Carry On Bag is a must! Surprisingly light weight, this durable triathlon-specific carry-on bag meets the demands of the toughest triathletes.  Details here. 

My First RT prize was a Perfect PhotoSuite 7 Premium Edition
Digital Download worth $300!

Winner is Tommy Menard! Congrats! 

Please visit my donation page for 2013 and donate as much as you can and share the link with others! I really want to make this my best fundraiser yet and I need your support!
Challenged Athletes Foundation Changes Lives! 

Click Here to Donate

Fine Print: Prizes for $50 donations will be awarded after July 31st, 2013. Each $50 donation will include one entry to the drawing. The more you donate, the better your chances of winning. Only one prize per donor! Each donation will be assigned a number. I will use to select the winning #s. The first person drawn will have his/her choice of all prizes and will go in order drawn until all prizes have been awarded.  Winners will be notified via Twitter or email. The Tweet to win contest is open to anyone via Twitter. Tweets must be retweeted as is. You can retweet as many times as you wish, but only one tweet per twitter handle will be eligible per drawing. You may win one prize per Twitter giveaway only. Prizes will be shipped in the US free of charge. Winners outside the US will be responsible for shipping costs, taxes and tariffs for their prize. Thank you and Good Luck! 

Should you wish to donate a prize, please contact me -  Email Me!  


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