Ok, this is a hard one to post. Know that this is not a self serving post, but one that a good friend of mine has asked me to do. My buddy, Russ, who I have coached soccer with for a number of years, is a solid friend! He is a sprinter by nature and running a 1/2 marathon is going to push Russ to some limits, but he is game. Here is what Russ is doing for us:
“Taking care of the Bucket List“
For those of you who have read this blog regularly, you’ll know in January, Stef posted a Bucket List. #3 on that list was to go to Fenway. To help get him there, I’m running a 1/2 marathon on April 12th as a fund-raiser and would love it if you would contribute toward that goal. I’ve never run a 1/2 marathon before, but I also couldn’t just sit close by and do nothing. We’re also working with the Red Sox to see what they can do for tickets and area hotels for his stay.
So please, I will do the work – I’ll run, contact the Red Sox, do all the correspondence, collect and distribute the funds to him, and all the other little things if you’ll but simply donate.
You can track my running progress at : http://runforstef.livejournal.com/
If you’d like to contribute, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you and pledge from the heart,
I could not thank Russ enough for what he is doing. I was surprised and got a little emotional on this one. We have had so much support through this and receiving is still a lesson we are learning. Thanks, Russ.