Speed Gamers Fundraiser Starts Tomorrow!

May 14th, 2009 | Posted by john in Fund Raising - (Comments Off on Speed Gamers Fundraiser Starts Tomorrow!)

The Speed Gamers Marathon fundraiser starts tomorrow! Check them out at http://www.thspeedgamers.com

They have a link there to donate, or you can donate to this fundraiser here:


$1000 Mark Crossed

May 2nd, 2009 | Posted by john in Fund Raising - (Comments Off on $1000 Mark Crossed)

This post is long overdue, but I wanted to still announce that I am officially over the $1000 mark thanks to a generous donation by Emily and Eddy Evans! Thanks guys, we’re making our way to the goal!


Everybody’s Walking for the Weekend?

March 22nd, 2009 | Posted by john in General - (1 Comments)

Yeah, it’s a cheezy title, but the fact is that I walked both Saturday and Sunday this week with 4.1 and 4.6 miles respectively. I averaged about 16.5 minutes/mile which isn’t breaking any land speed records, but it was faster than I trained with last year. I think that walking at this faster pace now will help me on the walk to walk further without getting injury.

Big thanks to my wife for motivating me to get out there and walk. I know she doesn’t probably realize it, but asking questions like, “When do you think you’re going to walk today” kinda forces the issue of yes I did say I was going to walk today. I didn’t realize that not having someone in your team local was going to be hard to get motivated, so that’s a big help.


Speed Gamers Scheduled

March 19th, 2009 | Posted by john in General - (Comments Off on Speed Gamers Scheduled)

We have an official scheduled date for thespeedgamers.com fund raising efforts! On May 15th-18th they will be having a Mother/Earthbound Marathon to help me raise funds for my Breast Cancer 3-Day efforts.

They just wrapped up their fund raising event for Ally’s House and raised $6,200 in 72 hours! I’m really excited about this opportunity. If you want more information, check them out at www.thespeedgamers.com

You can also still donate right now by clicking DONATE NOW here or on the side of the page.


Update on the $10 Fundraising.

March 15th, 2009 | Posted by john in General - (Comments Off on Update on the $10 Fundraising.)

So we are two weeks into the challenge and hereís where we stand:

Iíve had several people donate and we are now up to $865! Weíre making the way there, but I still need donations if I am going to reach the $2300 mark by the end of March!! If you can donate $10 or more it would be HUGELY appreciated! As an added incentive, if I reach $2300 by the end of March, I will WEAR A BIG PINK BRA the entire first day of the walk! Just think, a simple matter of $10 or more can not only help in the fight against breast cancer, it can help you get to see me walk around in a big pink bra.

Maybe youíre thinking, ďJohn, Iíd really like to see you shave your head and then see you walk around with a big pink bra on, but I have already donated. How can I make sure these things happen?Ē Itís simple, just send this e-mail on to everyone you know that might donate and see if they can help in the cause. The more people that see this and donate, the closer we get! So please donate and forward this to friends and family! Again, the link is:


Now I would like to take a second to send out a BIG thanks to all the people have contributed so far. Iím going to list them here (if they chose to be anonymous on the web site, I will not mention them by name, but know that I am extremely grateful for all the donations). Here they are:

Erin Ostenson
Steven Bruno
John Davis
Taryn Sikorski
Douglas Byrd
Kevin and Georgina Brown
Dale Chiapuzio
Joe Seran
George Chongris
Dani Shrader & Rich Fox
Elizabeth Harper Pfeiffer
F. David Simonds
Brian Czajkowski
Stacy and Blake Rudolph
Andy Asava
Holly Wright

Thank you all for your help! Iíll send out another update next week when we are one week away!