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Make a Difference Have you 'made a difference' while travelling, by fundraising or donating time and energy to a worthwhile cause such as wildlife conservation or tsunami reconstruction efforts? Tell us how you did it, what the experience was like, and how others can help. Are you a non-profit organisation or individual who knows of an opportunity for travellers to help out in a less developed country? Tell us about it and provide contact details here.
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Breast Cancer Awareness

I am considering organizing my South America trip around fundraising for Breast Cancer awareness. My wife died from ovarian cancer two years ago and I will always be grateful for the help the Susan B. Komen organization provided.

Has anyone here ever organized such an effort? I'm thinking I can get local businesses to pledge 1 cent per mile completed (around $120.00 for the trip)with the money going straight to the Susan B. Komen organization. I've gotten a lot of interest and would appreciate any advice.

I've spent many hours (100's) on this site and Advrider.com but don't recall anyone ever doing the trip in support of charity. What do you all think, could it work?

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I think there's a fair few posts on charity sponsorship, but search is never easy. Have a look here:

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...ht=sponsorship

for some thoughts, but there's porbably a lot more. I say go for it, you'll raise awareness and even in these cash strapped times if you're good you should raise plenty of cash too.
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Thanks!

Wow! This is just the information I was hoping for. The thread you refered to, and your post, made my day.

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