Friday, March 19, 2010

Some Inspiration...

We are not lacking in inspiration when we go on a run or when we compete in a race. This whole team was started because we were inspired by my Dad and we have continued to be this entire time. We are also fortunate to have so many people supporting us and think about you all every time we're out for a run.

Sine we started Team G Shock we have also come across other blogs or sites telling the stories of all kinds of people that bring extra inspiration to us. There are all kinds of stories and organizations out there and I thought we could share some of them with you all.

Sweet Layla Grace lost her battle earlier this month. Her family got a pretty big following on twitter and have documented the experience on their blog. More exciting things to come from them soon.

Joe's friend Dom was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. To help raise funds and support his friend, Joe will be running the Boston & Pittsburgh Marathons within 13 days of each other.

A kick-butt Mom who runs (and swims and bikes) and pushes herself every time. If she can do all that, we can run that extra mile. :)

Some of you may have heard the story of Alex - the brave little girl who wanted to raise money for childhood cancer through her lemonade stand. Well, she did that, and unfortunately lost her own battle, but her parents have done an amazing job carrying on her legacy.

Drew Olanoff was diagnosed with cancer last Spring and decided to raise money by blaming his cancer for all kinds of things. He raised a TON of money. See what people are blaming his cancer for on this site.

A Nashville friend has started this amazing organization. They get books for underprivileged students in the Nashville area (many of whom have never owned a book) through monetary donations or just people donating books. They've done an amazing amount of work in a very short time!

If you're able and eligible, you should sign up. It takes 10 minutes of your time and could save a life.

So if you have a minute, check one (or all) of them out! More news from TEAM G SHOCK coming soon!

No comments:

Post a Comment