Oooh: we’re getting close to $30,000!

We’ve now raised $29,494 for the GBS/CIDP Foundation! And I’ve run another race (finally!) to bring the total to 18.

So, that’s 57% of the way to our goal of $52,000, and 35% of the way to the goal of 52 races this year.

What’s happened this week?

It’s been a very cool week. John Donahoe, eBay’s CEO, donated $1,000 to the fundraiser. It’s been amazing to see the support from the eBay community — and having John onboard really caps it off! Thank you, John.

Not to be outdone, Microsoft’s CEO, Satya Nadella, jumped in and donated $250. The Microsoft community has been just as amazing — thank you Satya for getting behind the campaign!

We also had a very generous donation from Maureen Dwyer of $250. We’re planning on running together — perhaps in LA, or maybe up in the Bay Area. I’ll look forward to celebrating Maureen’s donation in person! Thank you, Maureen.

My former colleague from Microsoft, Sarthak Shah, also donated $100. And Dilip Varadarajan, a former colleague from eBay, donated $25. See, I told you — these eBay and Microsoft folks are amazing! Thanks guys.

On the running front, race #18 is in the books. I ran the completely bonkers Trail Quake 5k (picture from before the start is above). Short summary: run up a big hill for 1.6 miles, turn around, and run down a big decline for 1.6 miles. Long summary: head over here.

See you all next week!

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