This is a somber solar note. Tourists from all over the world come to Acadia National Park here on Mount Desert Island, Maine where they often climb Cadillac Mountain to watch the beautiful sunrise. Cadillac Mt. summit is billed as the first place in the continental U.S. to receive the sun's rays during the dawn of each new day. Because many Japanese have made the early morning trek up Cadillac, readers might be interested to learn that my good friends at the Bar Harbor Bike Shop have created a novel fund-raising campaign which captures the spirit of Cadillac in support of the victims of the 3/11 earthquake and tsunami.
The sad fate of Rikuzentakata and its many lost and missing residents in particular prompted this fundraiser.
The Bar Harbor Bike Shop has a raffle underway, and custom-designed "Climb Cadillac" T-shirts for $35 can be purchased by anyone who has reached the top of Cadillac on foot or on a bike, but not by car. The time of the ascent is not important. Proceeds from these T shirts and $5 raffle tickets will be donated to the relief efforts overseen by the Japan Society in New York City. Many prizes including a $1000 bike are part of this raffle. The T-shirt purchase includes 3 tickets.
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