Thursday, May 30, 2013

Hey everybody,

I need to apologize. I thought I'd come home from camping over the long weekend, send out a few emails, post a few status updates, and raise a couple hundred bucks to help kids, youth & families escape homelessness through the Homeless Children's Network.

But I was wrong. I grossly underestimated your generosity and enthusiasm for a great cause. In less than a day, I've gotten over $900 in donations - that's almost four times my fundraising goal. And a majority of that was donated by the good folks at RichRelevance. I'm overwhelmed with gratitude at how wonderful you all are. I don't know who I thought I was talking to, but obviously my expectations of you was entirely too low, and I'm gonna need to step it up a bit if I want to keep up with your awesomeness.

So what do you think, $1,200? $1,500? I bet we can hit $1,500. Sure, that's 600% of the original goal, but it's that much more funding for a local non-profit that helps kids overcome and even avoid the trauma of homelessness.

Donate here here here!! 

And please let me know if you need a donation receipt. And if you'd like me to write anything special along with your name on my running outfit. Of course, if this keeps up, I'll be sharpying names onto my arms and legs, but I'm cool with that.

Thank you thank you thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Do It For The Childrens!

In March, after months (*cough*years) of saying I was going to get off my backside and get in shape, I started a running program for lazy people, figuring I wouldn't like it but eventually might get good enough at it that I'd stick with it for a while. Much to my surprise, it only took a few sessions for me to discover I actually totally love running. I completed the program and have run three times a week without fail since. I know right? Crazy.

So I figure I might as well put all this new found happiness to good use, and am going to run the Homeless Children's Network Annual 5K for Kids Walk/Run Fundraiser this Sunday, June 2 in Golden Gate Park, and I would be honored if you would be one of my sponsors. My goal is to raise $250, which will support HCN in their mission to provide mental health, education, and intervention services to homeless children, youth, and their families throughout the Bay Area. Your sponsorship will help break the cycle of homelessness. And just like a NASCAR driver, if you're one of my sponsors, I'll include your name on my running "uniform", so you can cross the finish line with me. 

You can make donations online through

Thank you for your support!