Run for Craig

Craig could use some help paying his medical bills. Most of the treatment expenses (several thousand dollars) will be coming out of his own pocket, and he can't work while toughing out the chemo.

To raise a little cash for Craig, I'm pledging $1 for every mile I run during the 9 weeks of Craig's treatment, starting Jan. 21. It's not a lot, but I hope to run at least 180 miles during that time, which would amount to $20 a week.

We'll be keeping track of the whole thing with Nike+, a cool iPod Nano add-on. There's a widget in the blog sidebar and at the bottom of this post for you to follow along. I started with 15.2 miles before Jan. 21 (just got it for Christmas), so we'll deduct those miles from the final number.

If you'd like to help Craig out, here are a couple options:

1. Match My Donation: By pledging $1 for every mile I run, you can help us raise a lot more cash for Craig. If 10 people do it and we hit our minimum goal, that's $1800 instead of $180. Big difference. If you want to take this route, pledge your support of $1 a mile in a comment anywhere on this site. We'll take it on good faith but won't hold you to anything. Then, keep an eye on our progress and let Craig know you're thinking of him. When 9 weeks are up, we'll post a link for you to donate online using Paypal and an address where you can mail personal checks.

2. Just Donate: If you just want to donate to Craig, any amount, you can do that too. Click on the donate button at the top of the page, and it will direct you to Paypal, where you can enter an amount and use a credit card. If you want to donate by personal check, click here.

3. Run or walk for Craig: If you'd rather not send Craig a monetary donation, you can show him your support by running or walking. It's a great way for you to stay active and motivated while sending Craig some good vibes! When you get done with your workout, stop by and leave Craig a note telling him how far you've gone, how fast, and what you saw along the way.


No comments: