Years ago, when I started my business, Overcoming Graduation, I decided from the very beginning that service and contribution would always be at the core of what we do.
When I launched my book, The First Step, in 2015, I donated 100% of everything I made in the first 3 months of book sales to myTEAM TRIUMPH. After that 10% of every book sold is donated to my TEAM TRIUMPH in perpetuity.
myTEAM TRIUMPH (MTT) is a group that helps individuals with disabilities participate in endurance events. I ran with the Wisconsin Chapter of MTT for 2 years while living in the Fox Cities area in Wisconsin and it is one of the single greatest things I have done with my life (You can see a video explaining MTT here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_o3aBtvW5XU).
In 2017, I wanted to continue serving and contributing through Overcoming Graduation. I decided to launch a campaign in mid-November to help bring Christmas magic to children in hospitals across North Carolina. In a matter of weeks we raised $3,150 which was used to buy toys, gift cards, games, athletic equipment, and more so that families could give there children a special Christmas without worrying about the cost or spending time buying gifts. They could focus on what is most important, being with the ones they love. These gifts were split evenly between Duke's Pediatric Hospital and Moses Cone Hospital (link to that campaign can be found here: https://www.gofundme.com/bring-christmas-to-kids-with-cancer).
Now, in 2019, we as an Overcoming Graduation community are going bigger than ever before. My dream has always been to raise enough money to help pay for one of the specialty running strollers used by myTEAM TRIUMPH. Then to go on to raise enough to buy several! These strollers cost between $2000-$5000 so I decided that this year, Overcoming Graduation is going to work to accomplish both of those goals with one fundraiser.
Starting now in mid-April 2019, my goal is to raise over $10,000 for myTEAM TRIUMPH's national chapter, to help them continue to make dreams come true. MTT is one of the most incredible groups I have ever been a part of and I want all of us to work together to support them.
Remember, we will be fundraising all year and 100% of the donations received will be donated to MTT. Together, we can work together to make dreams come true. Together, we can help people come together and fly!
Any donation helps! If you can donate $1, $5, $10, or $1000, everything helps take us one step closer to the goal of serving this cause!
Additionally, if you can't donate but would like to help support this mission, sharing this link with your communities and social networks would be a huge help.
If you have any questions on the group, my business, or anything at all, please feel free to contact me at Brian@OvercomingGraduation.com.
I love you all and thank you for being a part of this!
All the best to you in the pursuit of your dreams,
- Brian Drury
Found of Overcoming Graduation LLC
Creator and Host of the Overcoming Graduation Podcast
Author of the #1 Amazon Best-Selling book, "The First Step" (10% of every book sold is donated to myTEAM TRIUMPH)