Posted by Curto on January 31, 2008 at 04:01 PM CST
TLE's RIDE FOR KIDS
Supporting the efforts of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, The Ride for Kids works to find the cause of and cure for childhood brain tumors. This Motorcyclist's program also serves as a educational support program for patients, their families, and the medical community.

Dear friends and family--

Last year, hundreds of North Carolina bikers and I traveled the triangle area and contributed to a national fundraising total of $4.5 million.

Giving my time as a motorcyclist was my way of showing support for those families battling every day with childhood brain tumors. This year, my hope is to shatter last year's fundraising efforts by donating not only my time to ride- But also my professional background as an official Star Wars illustrator. I'm thrilled to have the support from Lucasfilm on this truly inspiring fundraising endeavor.

This year, Lucasfilm has offered to sponsor me by helping me create a limited-edition (300 count) run of Star Wars lithographs. (see below attachment)

I've set-up a website for this endeavor.....
http://web.mac.com/tommyleeedwards/iWeb/Site%20charity/

With every $30 donated on this website, people will get this exclusive Star Wars print sent to them, and know that their money (thru ride for kids) is going DIRECTLY to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.
Sticking with the theme at hand, I've created an all-new exclusive illustration of speeder-bike troopers for this one-time exclusive print.

It measures 30" x 15", and is printed on a high-quality 80# coated stock.

With help from many of you, I was able to raise over $2,000 for last year's ride.

I plan on smashing last year's total by offering up this incentive that will hopefully catch the attention of my fans, comics fans, star wars fans, and people who just want to help some families battling pediatric brain tumors.


Here's a link to my TLE Ride for Kids donation site....
http://web.mac.com/tommyleeedwards/iWeb/Site%20charity/

Thanks so much for considering a tax-deductible donation by sponsoring my Ride for Kids.
best wishes ,
_Tommy Lee Edwards

You have between now and May 3rd to contribute.
TLE will deliver the total donation (thru first giving) to Ride for Kids at the NC day of the ride (May 4th).

Can't afford to donate $30? Don't need a Star Wars Print?
Click here to donate any amount you wish at TLE's "FirstGiving" website...
http://www.firstgiving.com/edwardsillustration

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