The Lone Signal project begins transmitting messages to the Gliese 526 star system today, from scientists and regular folk alike. Messages sent, starting today, will reach Gliese around the year 2031, being that it is 17.6 light years away.
For the foreseeable future, the signal will remain aimed at this particular system, so you should sign up! It is a great target, as it has been recently revealed that this system has several planets in orbit.
At the very least, you can tell your grandkids you’ve reached into space further than most astronauts. Your voice and whatever you choose to record will ride a radiowave to Gliese and beyond. You never know.. someone may receive your message someday. It’s a beautiful thought that your influence can leave Earth and head out into the great void.