I’m mailing out the first pair of Starbucks gift cards as a thank you to those that made a donation to 25:40 — Saving South Africa’s AIDS orphans on behalf of Dana Casanave.

If you’re not sure what I’m talking about here is the quick rundown:
I squared away some money to donate to Dana’s cause… rather than donating it directly, I’m using it to see if I can raise more money through give-aways and thank you gifts to others for donating. If by the end, I have exhausted my give-aways, I will donate the remaining funds. (original story here)

Here is the first give-away:
The first 5 people that donate (at least) $10, will receive a $5 Starbucks card as a thank you. AND OF COURSE, everyone that donates will receive something from me. Starting with “A Runner’s Playlist”— a personal collection of my favorite songs to run to.

So far we have had 2 donations, hence the two gift cards being mailed out above. Already, 10 of my dollars has turned into $20 for the cause. Let’s see what else we can do.

Here is a link to donate and to Dana’s page where you can read about her journey to run 52 marathons in 52 weeks. All you have to do is e-mail me after you donate with the amount and your address so that I can send you your “thank you.” Here is my email: pavementrunner@gmail.com

Again, if you are a San Francisco Giants or 49ers fan, let me know and I can score you some swag.