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August 31, 2012

Brubaker Marathon Fundraiser

From: NCSA - Aug 31, 2012

Hello Friends, Family and Colleagues:

Where will you be on September 30, 2012? Who knows, right?! Well, I do, I’ll
be running in the Maine Marathon! For the past two years I have committed to
running a half-marathon for charity. In 2010, I ran for The V Foundation for
cancer research. In 2011, on the 10 year anniversary of September 11^th I ran to
raise money for the American Patriot Scholarship which provides college tuition
assistance to children of service members who died in active duty. This year
please take the time to read about an effort that is much more personal. On
September 30th I will be running a FULL marathon to raise money for the Deaf
Childrens Literacy Project

Being the parent of a hard of hearing child I know the importance and value of
the work they do. The money we raise supports the organization’s efforts to
promote effective communication, language development and literacy for the deaf
and hard of hearing through the use of Cued Speech. Why is this important?
Access to language is critical in the educational development necessary for a
child to read, write, communicate and reach his or her full potential. Access to
language also contributes greatly to self-esteem, the development of other
age-appropriate social skills, and academic success.

This is where you come in, I need your help and the organization is in dire need
of your support. I know there are many important issues that we care deeply
about and that rely on our time, money and resources. Knowing that, I ask you to
join my 100% Team. Over the next two months, I will recruit 100+ friends to
contribute to the Deaf Children’s Literacy Project so that I can reach my
fundraising goal of $5000.

By getting people involved in my team, I don’t just want to raise money for this
important work, I also want to encourage you to get involved in supporting DCLP,
their members and the families they serve. And maybe you’ll even consider
logging a few miles with me!

Here are a couple of ways to make a tax-deductible donation to my effort:

Online: To make a contribution online you can go to the organization’s webpage: and please
specify that your gift is for my marathon.

Mail: Use the attached form and please mail your donation to me directly:

John Brubaker
51 Waters Edge Dr.
Lewiston, ME 04240

*Checks made payable to: National Cued Speech

I thank you in advance for your support and hope you will consider joining me!


John Brubaker


YES! I would like to contribute

to the Deaf Children’s Literacy Project

by sponsoring Bru in the Maine Marathon this year.

______ $15 “Go Bru!”

______ $26 “I’ll give Bru a buck a mile – now go do it!”

______ $52 “Two bucks a mile will get me out of having

run with him!”

______ $75 “I feel sorry for the 26.2 miles of pavement!”

______ $100 “If Bru pulls this off I might join him next year!”

______ $200 “Now Bru is really worth the tax deduction”

______ $500 “Ok, Bru better try to finish in at least 4 hours for


______ OTHER

Please make checks payable to the National Cued Speech Association and mail it
back to me by August 31, 2012, if possible. If not, donations will still be
accepted after that date.

Your contribution is 100% tax-deductible.

Stay tuned for our success story. THANKS!