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I am not doing the challenge because...

  1. Tom Rubenoff profile image88
    Tom Rubenoffposted 8 years ago

    I am a natural for the 100 hubs in a month challenge.  I would excel at it, revel in it, and thoroughly enjoy it.  But I have to say, maybe next time, I'll take a rain check, keep me in the loop. 

    This month I am training for the Cape Cod Getaway fundraiser for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.  The MS Society uses 85% of the funds it raises to fund research toward a cure and to help people living with MS.  At the Getaway I will be riding 175 miles to raise awareness of MS, and until the event, June 27th and 28th, I must train and fundraise. 

    So I cannot commit to 100 hubs or even 30 hubs this month.  I'll still be hubbing, but it must take a back seat to this other effort of mine for now. 

    Good luck to all who are participating!  You have my admiration and good wishes.  I'll publishing when I can and I'll be reading and commenting. 

    All the best,
    Tom

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      C. C. Riterposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Quite Noble of you  Tom. Keep up the good work now

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      Whikatposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Wow! Tom that is awesome. My uncle has MS so I am really grateful to people like you. Will you be doing a hub on your cause and your experience? I would read it. Is it possible to put a paypal link in your hub for fundraising purposes?

    3. lxxy profile image60
      lxxyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Great attitude! Love the modesty. wink

      And good luck!

    4. AEvans profile image64
      AEvansposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Tom thank you and I  will root for you on that ride. smile

    5. MissJamieD profile image74
      MissJamieDposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      You're a man of many talents Tom:) Good luck with the MS fundraising and riding 175 miles, holy sh*t I didn't realize how far that really is until I typed it....hugs and stay safe.

    6. Teresa McGurk profile image60
      Teresa McGurkposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      You are a gentleman and I'm proud to know ya.  All the best.

  2. Cris A profile image60
    Cris Aposted 8 years ago

    My drive to write does not come hand in hand with ideas. And inspiration for me consists of two things, a topic for a hub and execution. cool

    Or I'm just a lazy duck cool

    https://www.fantasiescometrue.com/images/medium/fct_cd96c9b4cb531ee.jpg

  3. Everyday Miracles profile image91
    Everyday Miraclesposted 8 years ago

    Thank you, Tom!

    Several years ago my husband was diagnosed with MS. Thankfully it was a false diagnosis and he is very lucky. The symptoms were those of severe stress (which also showed as a "fake" stroke a year ago). I appreciate knowing that there are those who are willing to sacrifice to find a cure!

  4. Christa Dovel profile image83
    Christa Dovelposted 8 years ago

    For those interested in donating, the first link on Tom's page leads to a site dedicated to Tom's fundraising.

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      Whikatposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Why thank you Marry Poppins err Christa :-) I am on my way to go check out. It would be cool to read a hub about Tom's challenge and journey for MS, if he has the time.

      1. Tom Rubenoff profile image88
        Tom Rubenoffposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I have written three hubs on the MS ride. 

        Here's one: 

        http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Gift-of-Time

    2. Tom Rubenoff profile image88
      Tom Rubenoffposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you very much for that attention.  That was very nice.

  5. Mighty Mom profile image90
    Mighty Momposted 8 years ago

    Way cool, Tom.
    Send us a postcard from P-town, will ya?
    Seriously, that's a wonderful cause and I'm impressed that you're so committed to this cause. Ride, captain, ride!

    1. Tom Rubenoff profile image88
      Tom Rubenoffposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Postcard?  How about a Hub?  LOL

  6. Mighty Mom profile image90
    Mighty Momposted 8 years ago

    Way cool, Tom.
    Send us a postcard from P-town, will ya?
    Seriously, that's a wonderful cause and I'm impressed that you're so committed to this cause. Ride, captain, ride!

  7. trooper22 profile image59
    trooper22posted 8 years ago

    I would have loved to participate, but I have finals this week (

    1. Tom Rubenoff profile image88
      Tom Rubenoffposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      You'll be missed.  Good luck!

  8. cindyvine profile image87
    cindyvineposted 8 years ago

    You rock, Tom!

    1. Tom Rubenoff profile image88
      Tom Rubenoffposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      No.  YOU rock Cin DiVine!

  9. Tom Rubenoff profile image88
    Tom Rubenoffposted 8 years ago

    I want to thank everyone for their good wishes.  One of the best things about HubPages is the community.

  10. Cris A profile image60
    Cris Aposted 8 years ago

    Ooops I think I misinterpreted the thrust of this thread hence my previous post. Sorry Tom. cool

    1. Tom Rubenoff profile image88
      Tom Rubenoffposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I merely took it as a poetic response from a poet, Cris!  It's always good to hear from you.

  11. frogdropping profile image86
    frogdroppingposted 8 years ago

    I'm not doing this challenge because ...

    ... I'm a slacker. An Official One big_smile

    And go with the fundraising Tom. And riding. And wear a helmut.

    Hope you raise a TON!

  12. lxxy profile image60
    lxxyposted 8 years ago

    Hi, I'm collect change to create a Statue of Tom Rubenoffery; it shall be placed outside of the HubPages home base.

    Please donate?! My account is in Nigeria, and it's ....

    ...no, seriously, I'll try to direct some traffic to ya Tom.

    In my weird, unusual way. You're doing God's work. wink

    lxxy

    1. frogdropping profile image86
      frogdroppingposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Yes lxxy - and your doing GlM's. What a lazy bugger he's getting big_smile

  13. aidenofthetower profile image86
    aidenofthetowerposted 8 years ago

    I must say that is a great reason to skip out on the Hubbing madness going on around here. How long will you be collecting funds? I don't have the money to donate this month, but should have it by about the 15th of next month if you are still taking money then...just let me know.

    I was probably crazy to decide that I am going to write 100 hubs in 30 days...I am due to have a baby June 21st so getting pretty pregnant. But I love the challenge and how it makes me feel...plus I will be doubling my hubs...which is also cool! :-P

  14. mayhmong profile image62
    mayhmongposted 8 years ago

    That's veryy noble of you Sir Rubenoff. I have to say, that I have to misss this challenge too. Rightdsf now, gotta focus on buildingsa my blood pressure back up. Can't concentrate writing if I keep seeing double and blurry vision....am I sayiing the sames thing twice??? But I have so many idaeas to healp out!?

  15. shibashake profile image80
    shibashakeposted 8 years ago

    That is amazing Tom! I get tired from walking my dogs around the neighborhood smile

    Good luck! I will be cheering for you from my couch, and will eat many Cheetos in your honor smile

 
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