Weekly update: getting close to $28,000

In the past 12 days, we’ve raised another $1,600 to bring our total raised to $27,869 for the GBS/CIDP Foundation. Cool, huh!

So, that’s 54% of the way to our goal, and still 33% of the way to our goal of running 52 races in 2015. I better get moving!

What’s happened this past 12 days?
Well, it’s been pretty amazing.
Christopher Payne, my good friend and former colleague at Microsoft and eBay, contributed an extremely generous $1,000. Thank you very much, Christopher.
Ken and Becca Moss, two great people I’ve also known for over 10 years and also through Microsoft and eBay, donated a huge $250. Thank you very much to both of you!
And that’s not all! Konstantin Goldin donated $100.  Garry Wiseman donated $100. Satish Katiyar donated $100. Priyanka Jain donated $100. John Muller donated $25, and Luke Hughes donated $10. Thank you to all of you, you’re very generous!
Thank you also again to everyone who’s been involved since February! It’s great to have the fundraising moving again. Indeed, it’s amazing what happens when someone donates — it seems like the word gets out, and others who’ve been meaning to contribute jump onboard too. In any case, please know that any donation, no matter how large or small, has a multiplier effect — and helps us get closer to our goal of $52,000.
Oh, and I’m back in the USA. The family and I had a great month in South and Central America (and we’re all in the picture above, which I think is from 2013). No races were run, so I’m a little behind. It’s time to get moving — and I am already scheming two races next weekend. Let’s see if I can run 6 to 8 races in June!

Well, hello there, $26,000!

We made it to half-way! We’ve raised $26,134 for the GBS/CIDP Foundation that will go a long way to helping those with Guillane-Barre Syndrome and related conditions. Thank you again to all of you!

Weekly stats: we’re 50% of the way to the $52k goal, and still 33% of the way to the goal of running 52 races.

What’s happened in the past two weeks?

My good friend and former colleague Suhail Ansari generously donated $250. He’s opted for the “train or run a race” perk — one of my favorites — and I’m looking forward to seeing when he’ll take it up! My very good friend Rebecca Brown and her personal training company Pure Forme Training (give them a Like if you’re in Washington state!) donated $100 too. That’s wonderful news too! Thank you to both Suhail and Rebecca!
And, well, there hasn’t been enough racing, that’s for sure! I’ve tried to register for two races here in Buenos Aires and they’ve both been sold out. You wouldn’t believe how popular running is here in Argentina, and how large the races are — most seem to be capped at 10,000 or more, and sell out with no problems at all. So, instead, we’ve been just running around the parks in the city and enjoying ourselves — here’s a photo with my daughter Lucy in a Buenos Aires park after some running and Frisbee!
I’ll be around four races behind schedule when I get back to the US in early June. We’ll catch that up in no time 🙂
Cheers y Salud,

Weekly update: so, so close to $26,000!

Oh, we’re so so so close to $26,000! We’re at $25,784, including $24,209 and $1,575 from direct and matching donations to the GBS/CIDP Foundation.There’s a huge opportunity there for someone to take us to half way and get their name in lights!

Weekly stats: 49.6% of the way to the $52k goal, and still 33% of the way to the running goal of 52 races.

What happened this week?

Always a great question! Well, my good friend and colleague from Redbubble, Barry Newstead, donated a generous $200 to the campaign. He deserves a ton of thanks for helping out patients with GBS and related conditions! Onya Barry!

I ran absolutely no races on the weekend! Instead, I flew from San Francisco to Buenos Aires, and settled in with the family for three weeks in a Spanish immersion school. It’s already been an amazing experience, and you can follow along with our daily blog posts over at http://thewilliamsadventure.com. I’m looking for a race for this weekend, and I’m optimistic you’ll be seeing some race times from South America soon!

The picture above is Selina and I taking a run around Buenos Aires today. What a fun city, and what a great day for a park run!

Hasta luego!