Ten years ago, I nearly lost my life to a crippling addiction to alcohol and over-the-counter sleeping pills.

I spent months at the Edgewood Centre for Addiction Recovery.

It saved my life.

But it wasn’t cheap.

My stay at Edgewood cost me about $25,000. I had to mortgage my home to afford it.

I was lucky, because I had that option.

So many people living with addictions are ready to get treatment… but can’t afford it.

This walk (June 22) raises money for the Island Crisis Care Society, which sponsors people in need and covers the cost of their treatment.

  • Addicts get to come to treatment
  • Family members recovery through the Insite program
  • Children participate in the Bounce Back program
  • Broken lives and families are pieced back together again

The last run I did raised $4,660 (and I am proud to say I was the event’s top fundraiser!).

My goal this year is to raise $5,000.

I’ve already put $1,500 into it to kick it off.

I hope you can help me give back to this amazing program.

It saved my life.

I’d like to help save others.

Can you join me?

Perks

NOTE: To receive the perks, please do not check the “Hide my name” option.

$25: Magician I’ll send you a video teaching you how to do an amazing magic trick with your smartphone! You’ll get the email with the secret really fast — usually within hours or a day or two at the latest! Works on iPhone OR Android! (Requires an app that costs a couple of bucks.) Seriously, it’ll make your friends’ heads spin.

$40: Tweet Supporter Everything in the “Magician” level, PLUS I’ll include your username in a combined thank-you tweet reaching my 11,000+ followers.

$50: Tweet Friend Everything in the “Tweet Supporter” level… PLUS I’ll send out any tweet you like (for your business?) to my 11,000+ followers. (Tweets spaced out over several weeks. I reserve the right to edit the copy.)

$100: Benefactor Everything in the “Tweet Friend” level, PLUS you’ll get invited to an exclusive 90-minute digital marketing training session covering the latest social engagement and digital marketing tactics.

$250: Patron Everything in the “Tweet Supporter” level, PLUS I’ll include information about you, your business, your spouse, your cat (or whatever you like) in a custom-written blog post. Post promoted to my followers on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

$500: Sole Benefactor You’ll be the SOLE organization or person featured in a custom-written blog post.

$1500: Champion Everything in the “Patron” level, PLUS I’ll do a special 90-minute online training session exclusively for your team (or just you!) on any of these topics: – Secrets to Viral Marketing – Triple Your Brand’s Visibility on Facebook – How to Respond When You Receive Negative Feedback Online

$3500: Super-Hero I’ll do a 2.5 hour training session for your team in-person at your office! This is a $7500 value. (Travel costs outside of Vancouver Island not included. U.S. and Canada only. Date dependent on my schedule.)