There is nothing to fear but fear itself... and heights. Well, at least that applies to me; I’ve been afraid of high places all my life.
But I’ve decided that if I am truly going to be a champion of Easter Seals and their amazing Kids to Camp program to send children with disabilities to summer camp (and the cause is very near and dear to my heart) then I need to put it in action.
By action, I don’t mean just opening my wallet or opening my mouth about Easter Seals - which I do often at this blog, at conferences, and every opportunity I get on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn.
I mean that I am going to take the plunge – the Easter Seals Drop Zone plunge, that is – by joining the many dozens of CENTURY 21 colleagues who have rappelled down the side of skyscrapers across this country to raise funds for Easter Seals.
I am committing to do the same, in 2011, down the side of a skyscraper in the province where the most money is raised by our system members. I announced my intention to do this feat of daring from the stage of the CENTURY 21 Canadian Conference 2010 this past weekend in Toronto – to the wild cheers of hundreds of nation-wide realtors in the room.
But I need more than cheers; I need your financial support. Please check out our Facebook app, Help Push Don Over the Edge to help push me over the edge. I want you to... (really!)
Enjoy this video about Easter Seals Drop Zone. (Please excuse my verbal reaction at minute 2; I was truly scared.)
As I say in the video, it’s easy to write a cheque, but it takes a lot more to be active. If I do the Drop Zone, and I can get other people to write cheques, that's what it’s all about. I can’t stand back and promote a charity like Easter Seals; I need to get involved.
Children with disabilities overcome challenges every day in their lives, so the least I can do is to overcome my fear of heights.