Our goal? To raise more than $480 for Walk for Life

Why $480? Well, because that’s how much my wife’s team has raised. And we can’t let her win, because she’s a girl.

And yeah, I realize some of my teammates are also girls, but I suppose they have their motivations, and I have mine.

OK, seriously, I have other, better motivations. Such as the fact that my dear wife is herself a cancer survivor — nine years after having stage 4 cancer, which had spread to her liver by the time we knew about it. A precious, walking miracle.

… which, when you think about it, gives her an UNFAIR ADVANTAGE in raising money for her team. How am I going to compete with that narrative? I mean, I may be an ad whiz, but marketing genius only gets you so far. So we’re just gonna have to work harder, aren’t we?

We’re well on our way, as it happens. If you go to the Web page where you can also sign up to contribute, you’ll see we’ve raised $305. So we need $175 or more. We can do this!

You can no longer “join” the team in terms of having your name show up on the page (I don’t know why they shut that off so early), but you can still contribute (the total on the page reflects new contributions), and still show up to walk with us at 8:30 a.m. at Finlay Park on Saturday, Oct. 2.

So come on! So far, Doug Ross, Kathryn Fenner, David Knobeloch, Mark Stewart and Pat Dixon have all signed up. David and Pat can’t walk that day, but we’re very happy to have their contributions.

So come on! But I already said that…

12 thoughts on “Our goal? To raise more than $480 for Walk for Life

  1. Brad

    YES! We did it! We’re at $582 and counting. But don’t tell my wife. I don’t want to seem to be showing away, or topping it the knob, or any other wonderful archaic expressions.

    Thanks so much to Nick Nielsen and O.L. Johnson Jr. for joining us and helping put us over the top.

    Let’s keep going…

  2. Doug Ross


    Check again. $125 now. I haven’t even started getting “free market” yet. I’ve got one guy willing to give $100 if I wear a Alabama shirt. 🙂

  3. j

    Kathryn thanks for your leadership on the $101 and Doug for being so liberal! 😉 Best to all contibutors for a most worthy cause.


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