“Yes, we’re going to a crowded party”

January 17th marks the one-year anniversary of this blog.  It’s been fun doing this.  I hope that we can use this blog to actually do a little good.  If you’ve enjoyed this site over the past year and you feel compelled to express some appreciation, please make a donation to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society by donating via my fund-raising page HERE.  Please go there and check it out; it looks like this:

Click the link above to head on over there and donate. 

Please see the LLS mission statement below:

“The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. The Society has dedicated itself to being one of the top-rated voluntary health agencies in terms of dollars that directly fund our mission.”

I have also added a link to my fund-raising page on the sidebar (where Jacques used to be).  I plan to race in the 2008 Rock n Roll Marathon in San Diego on June 1.  More than 75% of your donation goes directly to the LLS to be invested like this.  It’s a great cause, and I hope you want to help.  I decided to join Team in Training, because I knew I wanted to raise money for charity if I were to run a marathon.  I thought about raising money for a local organization by myself, but I know I wouldn’t be as disciplined about raising the dough.  Team in Training certainly provides an incentive for raising funds.  If I don’t make the $4000 goal, I don’t get to go to the marathon :( .  All that training fer nuthin’.  How’s that for motivation?  I actually appreciate the hard-and-fast deliverable and I will do my best to meet it, but I could really use some help from you.  

Also, oftentimes your company will match your charitable donations.  So remember to hit ’em up.  I ain’t too proud to beg

3 Responses to ““Yes, we’re going to a crowded party””

  1. Paul T says:

    Glad to support you in your cause. Have a great race! I ran competitively until three years ago when haggish age finally wore my body out of act. My oldest daughter lives in San Diego, in the Ocean Beach section. Hit the South Beach Bar and Grill, ocean end of Newport Ave, in Ocean Beach, for great fish tacos and a great selection of ales on tap (Stone IPA, yum, yum). Go around the corner, on Abbott St, to New Break Coffee for excellent coffee and baked goods. And, congrats to Cati and you on your web site’s first anniversary; it’s a great read, keep up the posts. Breakfast tip if you’re on the road, Local 111, in Philmont, is open Wed-Sun from 8:00-Noon. They make the best egg sandwiches, two local farm eggs and sheepherders’ goat cheese on Local 111’s own roll. Best egg sandwich anywhere, for all of $3.15.

  2. alex|dimitri says:

    Paul,
    Thanks for the great suggestions and extra-thanks for the donation! I promise to hit a few of the spots you recommend, and I’ll report back here. I am especially grateful for your generous donation. Your early donation goes to an important cause, and hopefully it’ll act as a nucleating agent to grow the total :).

    Training is going ok. I am certainly eating like I’m preparing for a marathon…so, I guess, nothing has changed.

  3. Lydia says:

    I am so proud of you. Way to go! I know you will meet your goal.