Sum­mer is almost over in a few short days, the kids will be back in school and work will begin to nor­mal­ize a lit­tle since every­one will have fin­ished up their vaca­tions for the year. It’s been a busy sum­mer here at Chap­man Wealth Man­age­ment: We revamped our web­site, added some real­ly cool elec­tron­ic ser­vices for our clients and observed some real­ly volatile mar­kets… whew! But what have we real­ly done that mat­ters this sum­mer? I’d like to chal­lenge you to think about that your­self.

In just a few days, Kei­th Chap­man will be par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Hot­ter Than Hell Bike race in Wichi­ta Falls, Texas, to raise mon­ey to rebuild The Grace Children’s Hos­pi­tal that was dev­as­tat­ed in that earth­quake in 2008.

First, about the race. The Hot­ter than Hell is in it’s 35th year: it is an annu­al cycling event that draws 13,000 cyclists from all over the coun­try to par­tic­i­pate in a gru­el­ing and chal­leng­ing ride in the swel­ter­ing Texas sun. It’s the largest sin­gle day 100-mile endurance bicy­cle ride in the nation. The chal­lenge is made even more dif­fi­cult by the pre­vail­ing winds. There’s just noth­ing like rid­ing a bike into a 15-mph wind(so you’re work­ing extra hard to get nowhere)with the Texas sun blaz­ing over­head…

Now, about the cause:This is real­ly near and dear to us at CWM. We can not say enough good about the Inter­na­tion­al Child Care orga­ni­za­tion. ICC is a Chris­t­ian health devel­op­ment orga­ni­za­tion that has been serv­ing the chil­dren of Haiti since 1967 and the Domini­can repub­lic since 1988. ICC Pro­vides health and whole­ness For chil­dren and fam­i­lies in empow­ered com­mu­ni­ties. The Hot­ter than Hell is their largest fundrais­ing event of the year. And this year the pro­ceeds are going to help rebuild an impor­tant hos­pi­tal for chil­dren.

We encour­age you to get involved in the caus­es that you are pas­sion­ate about! Dona­tions may be tax deductible, they can actu­al­ly improve your sense of well-being. As always, if you have any ques­tions about how you can make this part of your plan, call Kei­th! If any­thing changes in your cur­rent finan­cial sit­u­a­tion, call Kei­th! We are here to help.

Click here if you wish to spon­sor me in this event!