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Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Belatedly getting what YOU deserve

Last years some of you may remember that I decided to do a 1000 mile (1600 km) ride on my Vespa in 24 hours for my 50th birthday.

I needed something on which to hang this stunt to lend it the kiss of sanity and altruism, so I decided to try to leverage the ride to raise funds for my community's Emergency Medical Center; specifically the radiology suite.

In the end, treppenwitz readers stepped up big time and donated a nice chunk of change which allowed the medical center to purchase the last of the required furnishings and equipment to open the radiology suite.

Over the past year the director of the medical center has been pestering my wife to convince me to come to some sort of ceremony where hands would be shaken, pictures would be taken and a plaque would be affixed thanking me for my contribution.

Zahava, knowing me as she does, begged off and assured the director that such a ceremony would be the last thing I'd want. After all, I hadn't donated the money... I just did a stunt that managed to put you lot in the mood to donate money!

After a few attempts, the director finally gave up, and I was content to know that together we'd done some good.

Flash forward to this past Thursday when I found myself at the medical center waiting to get my knee X-rayed, and I noticed this on the wall:

In the end they got it just right. The credit went where it belonged; to the people who gave their hard-earned money to a worthy cause... Not to the performing monkey on the scooter. :-)

By the way, if you missed the boat or are more flush now than you were then, the donation page is still up and I know they can always use a hand!


Posted by David Bogner on November 6, 2012 | Permalink


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I can't remember if you mentioned this before or not. Did you get an IBA (Iron Butt Association) certificate?

Posted by: Nighthawk700 | Nov 6, 2012 3:36:52 PM

yes, I have my certificate on my office wall. it makes me proud to see it there. it just confuses my coworkers.

Posted by: treppenwitz | Nov 6, 2012 4:09:12 PM

I honestly can't remember whether or not I threw in coins this time e
I'm very happy for everyone who did - the sign is absolutely awesome.

Posted by: a. | Nov 6, 2012 5:16:39 PM

Boy, does the R'DM know you or what?! :-)

Posted by: zahava | Nov 6, 2012 5:36:31 PM

Yasher koach to you on a job well done. You have improved and maybe saved lives.

Posted by: lrg | Nov 6, 2012 5:58:10 PM

That's a wonderful thank you by the hospital. I'm happy that you got your name nailed to a wall:-) You deserve it.

And how is the knee doing?

Posted by: Kiwi Noa | Nov 6, 2012 7:59:19 PM

Big smiles :)

Posted by: SaraK | Nov 6, 2012 8:23:08 PM

Fantastic sign. Just a shame you ended up having to use the radiology unit...

Posted by: Alisha | Nov 7, 2012 1:05:04 PM

One of the best deserved and utilized contributions I`ve ever made,but so sorry you had to use the equipment.

Posted by: ED | Nov 11, 2012 12:06:38 AM

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