Weekly update: we’ve raised $22,099!

It’s been an amazing couple of weeks in fundraising for the GBS/CIDP Foundation. We’ve now raised $22,099 since February. That puts us 42% of the way to $52,000, and I’m 19% of the way to 52 races this year.

Please help!

It’s been a great first month, but personal donations have slowed. I need your help — if you can share the fundraiser with your friends on Facebook, you’ll be helping me even more. Just write a few words about why you donated and share this link: http://igg.me/at/fiftytwofives.

Ready to race in Buenos Aires


What’s happened in the past week?

We had our second major corporate donation to the fundraiser. Thank you, Pivotal for the $5,200 contribution! (Plug for them below, keep reading.)

This week, we also had generous donations from Bev and Ross McNaughton ($100), Daniel Miranda ($50), and Megan Ford ($25).

Thank you to all of you who’ve contributed — it’s pretty amazing that 77 companies and people have joined together to help the GBS/CIDP Foundation.

The running has been great in the last week too. Last weekend, I ran in Buenos Aires, Argentina at the Carrera UNICEF 10k por la Educacion. The picture above is a selfie at the start line, and you can see nearly 20,000 people lined up behind me ready to race. It was an amazing experience, and I’ve posted a race update over here: https://fiftytwofives.com/2015/03/19/race-10-carrera-unicef-por-la-educacion/

Who are Pivotal?

They’re an exciting new company that was formed by the EMC Federation, and they’re building the next generation of enterprise software for all companies. Their most prominent and exciting new product is Pivotal Cloud Foundry, a platform-as-a-service offering. I have plenty of great friends and colleagues at Pivotal (I worked there in 2014), and they’re certainly looking for great new folks to join their teams — ping me if you’d like an introduction! Ping me also if you’d like to learn more about them.


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