This is where I record each week’s #GiveMore, the giving exercise formerly known as #GiveMoreFriday, formerly known as #GiveMoreMonday. You can read about how this all got started here. It’s my hope to eventually update this page with all the GiveMore’s since the beginning.
October 22, 2010
Sam is in the midst of attempting 61 marathons in one year to raise money for autism. His son Jack, who suffers from autism is his inspiration. Sam had a scheduling dilemma when the Philadelphia Marathon sold out, but a charity came through and gave him one of their spots. Hearts & Smiles helps low income families in Philadelphia with special needs. They place a special emphasis on supporting the siblings of those with special needs. Join me. Choose Operation Jack, Hearts and smiles, or both and donate today.
October 1, 2010 – Christina Lee
Christina has enjoyed running for many years. Now she’s raising the stakes and plans to run her first marathon this fall in New York. Christina also joined with others from her company and is fund raising to benefit Robin Hood. Robin Hood targets poverty in New York City by applying sound investment principles to philanthropy. Visit Christina’s page today and donate.
September 17, 2010 – Jennifer Whitter Adams
Jenn (@jenn_if_er) completed her first marathon this year in St. Louis. Like any other slightly insane runner, she’s hooked and is training for the upcoming Chicago Marathon. This time she’s partnered with Team in Training to raise money to fight blood cancers. Visit her donation page. Join me and support her today.
September 9, 2010 – Martina Crevecoeur
Martina is undertaking an incredible challenge to raise $25,000 to support North Texas Food Bank. Better yet, she is putting her own money on the line. Martina has pledged against her training mileage and will also match a portion of every donation. I am joining her pledge. I’ll donate 50 cents for every mile I run beginning in September through her race, November 7. Martina is a long-time local running friend of mine. She even graciously gave an interview on this site. Join me and support Martina. Visit her site and donate or pledge today.
August 19, 2010 – ThereseAnn Siegle
ThereseAnn is a Mom on a Mission. She loves to ride with her precious, almost 10 year old daughter Natalia, on their tandem bike. Natalia is living with a rare chromosomal condition, Trisomy 13. ThereseAnn is fundraising to buy tandem bikes for five other families across the nation living with Trisomy 13. Donate to her cause today. And read more at her website.
August 12, 2010 – Greg Yaghmai
Greg recently started running ultra-marathons. He plans to run his first 100 miler this November. But he’s also raising money to celebrate a very special 7 year old girl. Emily is fighting ovarian cancer. Check out run4emily.com for more information and join me in support Greg and Emily today.
July 30 – Jacqueline Matthew
Jacqueline loves to run. She has joined Team in Training for a second round. This time Jacqueline is training for The Chicago Marathon. As if the minimum fundraising amount of $1,000 wasn’t enough of a challenge, she’s upped the ante to $1,500. Join me. Visit her donation page and support Jacqueline today.
July 22nd – Cindy Elizabeth
Cindy has challenged herself to be healthier. More importantly she also believes deeply in giving back. She teamed up with her friend Erica and is pledging a dollar for every pound she loses. Cindy is asking you to join in the pledge for up to $20. It takes just $20 to secure clean water for a 20 years for one person through charity: water. Read about Cindy’s pledge and join her. Or consider donating at Erica’s page today.
July 9th – Kelly Garman
Kelly joined the Race For Others team as she began training for her first marathon and raising money for FMSC. It costs just 19 cents per meal to feed a child in need! I’m pledging a meal for every mile I run in the month of August. Consider contributing to her efforts today. Or consider pledging against your miles, or mine, or Kelly’s, or any other friend’s.
July 2, 2010 – Gary Robbins
Gary is a very competitive endurance runner. He just had an incredible Western States 100. His crazy plan to Conquer the Coasts is currently delayed, but I hope he’s able to get things rolling soon. The best part is Gary is fundraising for Right to Play. Right to Play seeks to improve the lives of children in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the world by using the power of sport and play for development, health and peace. Join me. Visit Gary’s donation page and support him today.
June 25, 2010 – Connie Reyes – Autism Speaks
Connie, aka @MarathonMissfit, is training for her first marathon. Like many others, she too is running the Chicago Marathon this October. The story of how she picked her charity is pretty cool. Also, she got engaged this week! Join me and support her as she runs to support those who “happen to have Autism.”
June 18, 2010 – Joe Whelan – Chicago Run
Joe has been running since 2002. He strives to make running more accessible for newcomers. He also runs to support organizations that promote healthy lifestyles for children. This fall he plans to run the Chicago Marathon and raise funds for Chicago Run, a non-profit organization that facilitates running programs for youth in Chicago. Visit his donation page and give him your support. Also check out his blog, http://regularjoerunning.com.
June 11, 2010 – Lily Mershon – Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Lily is preparing for the Nike Women’s Marathon with Team in Training. She’s raising money to fight blood cancer along with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Please visit her donation page. Join me and support Lily today in her efforts to race for others!
June 4, 2010 – Jennifer Siegrist – Girls On The Run
Jennifer plans to run the Chicago Marathon this fall. As a part of her endurance training efforts she is raising money to support a program that encourages and supports young girls. Please consider supporting her in this worthy cause. You can find her donation page here. She also writes frequently at her coaching website.
May 28, 2010 – Lisa Smith Batchen – Dreamchasers
May 21, 2010 – Jon Andrews – Tiny Hands International
Jon Andrews is challenging himself to make his running more meaningful. He’s seeking 1,000 people to pledge $1 a mile for his upcoming half marathon on June 5th. He’s raising funds to support Tiny Hands in their efforts to create a community centered on nurturing the spiritual and physical needs of the Nepalese people. Visit Jon’s blog post and join him as he chases his “dream center.”
May 14, 2010 – Megan Trauth – Bright Hope
May 7, 2010 – Rosie – Miscarriage Association
April 30, 2010 – Marty Burian – Hunger Task Force