Thank you for celebrating my 40th birthday with me. I’ll mark this milestone with family and friends, on and off the water, at the opera and over bluegrass, and will finish off the week with a family dinner at Charlie’s Hamburgers. But there is more to come!
This June, my brother Michael will lead Team I Hate Cancer’s cycling team on the “Lobster Roll,” their 6 day, 600 mile ride from Philadelphia to Maine, to raise funds for mental health therapy for families facing a cancer diagnosis. Would you donating $1 for each mile they’ll ride? $100 / day, $600 / week, or $3,000 for the miles of all 5 riders. We’re going to raise $50,00 this summer. Learn more about the Lobster Roll at TeamIHateCancer.com! PS - I’m driving the support van full of bike parts, snacks, and cancer-hating gear.
Closer to home, I’m starting my third year co-chairing the young friends program at the Curtis Institute of Music here in Philadelphia and serving on its Board of Trustees. Curtis’ 170 students attend tuition-free, allowing the school to train the next generation of the world’s best classical musicians. I’d love to meet you at one of 200+ Curtis performances this coming year.
This summer, I’m rebooting my business development practice as a coaching service for busy professionals looking to find new clients or grow their revenue. I’ve worked primarily with lawyers and doctors, but my referral marketing strategies benefit all sorts of professionals.
If you were worried, I’ve already been fishing this spring, catching and releasing American shad and striped bass. Let’s bend a rod together this summer, but not before our annual Radnor Hunt Tailgate in two weeks. Join Michael, Abbey, and me for a casual afternoon. Ask me about parking passes et al.
Finally, here’s what I want for my birthday:
1) That you support Team I Hate Cancer
2) That we catch up this year
3) Please send me a postcard from somewhere cool that you visit this summer.
My address is 2134 Pine Street Apt. 5 Philadelphia PA 19103-6575
I’m not kidding - I love mail.