Please, take a second to check out my friends leap for life grass roots movement to raise money for cancer research. I will be jumping with Rick in the hopes of showing the international community we care.
Thank You...Rich Winstock
The Leap for Life Fundraiser
A Rick Collins Skydive Event
One small step for mankind; one giant Leap for Life!
Last year, I was looking for a way to push my limits and challenge myself – a self-improvement technique that plays a large part in my coauthored men's fitness book, Alpha Male Challenge. In August 2009, I leaped from a perfectly good airplane at 13,500 feet -- an opportunity to do something for a lot of people far braver than I am. I called my jump “Leap for Life” and raised over $15,000 in tax-deductible donations for cancer research. The jump was awesome. Ray, Rich, Marko and the staff of Skydive Long Island in Calverton were not only professional and fun, but even provided a substantial donation to the cause!
Leap for Life 2009 was such a smash success that I did it again on the weekend of August 21 - 22 (the anniversary of my cousin Donny's death from testicular cancer). But this time, I was joined by over 70 courageous people across North America who joined in this "global" event! Together, we raised over $30,000 for LiveSTRONG to help hit cancer where it hurts!
It's not too late to support the cause! The tax-deductible donation you make today may someday save the life of someone you love. All donations will go directly to the Lance Armstrong Foundation.
Want more information about my jump? Go to www.leapforlife.org or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Meanwhile, please DONATE now by writing in an amount above and clicking "Continue"!
You can also watch last year's jump on Youtube and see photos from last year via the links at www.leapforlife.org.
LONG ISLAND NEWSDAY
Sky divers jump on LI to raise money to fight cancer
August 21, 2010 By YAMICHE ALCINDOR email@example.com
All Bridget Doyle could do was smile as the wind carried her over the field at Skydive Long Island Saturday.
She was about to land after having jumped out of an airplane at 13,500 feet for a cause close to her heart.
"Any time someone says 'cancer,' I'm in," said Doyle, one of 75 who sky-dived at locations nationwide and in Canada this weekend to raise money for cancer research through...for full article......
MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION
To benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation®, Rich Winstock will be making 40 skydives in one day. Children 2 ½ to 18 who have life threatening illnesses will be granted wishes with the proceeds from this event. Starting at 7am on June 13th at Skydive Long Island in Calverton, NY, Rich will continue jumping until sunset to reach his goal of 40 jumps.
Rich Winstock is a veteran skydiver who made his first jump in 1992. Since then he has made over 6200 skydives and is currently an Advanced Free Fall Instructor and Tandem Instructor Examiner at Skydive Long Island in Calverton. Along with monitoring all facets of safety, as the drop zone’s Safety and Training Advisor, Rich and Skydive Long Island have enjoyed a continuing support of local charities.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Suffolk County, NY Inc. relies entirely on the support of the local community to help make wishes come true. The Suffolk County Chapter is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that has granted more than 1700 wishes since its inception in 1983. 87% of the total dollars spent go directly to granting the wishes of local children.
Your assistance in making this event a success will be greatly appreciated. A flyer is attached for your convenience. Please share it with others. If you need further information about this event, please call the Make-A-Wish office at 631-585-WISH (9474) or Skydive Long Island at 631-208-3900.
Thank you in advance for helping make a difference in a child’s life.
Richard Winstock and Friends
Skydive Long Island
Fund Raiser At Skydive Long Island
To All of My Skydiving Friends
I wanted to take a moment to say hello and kindly request that we all band together for a worthy cause.
On June 13th, Rich Winstock will be making 40 jumps in one day to benefit a little girl named Hannah. Hannah is 15, has been diagnosed with Sickle Cell Anemia, and had a wish to go to Disney World. As of today we are only 1/10 of the way to our $10,000.00 goal.
For the cost of one jump, we can absolutely make a difference in a local girl’s life. I have attached a sponsorship form which is very self explanatory. Any checks or donations can be sent to Skydive Long Island with the form.
Please take a few moments and bring this form to your workplace, local eateries, local business’s, gas stations, ETC….anywhere you think you can get a donation (Any amount will be accepted and appreciated)
We will have prizes for the most sponsorship money raised, as well as many other fun activities going on throughout the day. News 12, WABC(77), and other local media will be present and broadcasting all day to promote the event.
The day’s events will conclude with the ever popular Dicky’s Crab Fest to also benefit the cause. For $25.00 you get all you can eat Crabs cooked on premise.
Please, can you give us a hand? It feels good when we all band together, I know we are a small yet diverse group, but I know we can pull this off.
Thank You and as always Blue Skies,