Monday, July 25, 2011

My Mom's Kidney Walk 2011

I try not to use this blog to solicit for charities.  There are so many meaningful causes out there deserving of our hard earned dollars.  But for one organization, I make an exception.

Each year, I post a link to my mom's fundraising page for the National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Walk in Ann Arbor, MI.  My mom received a kidney transplant 6 years ago, and has been healthy and blessed ever since.  I am so thankful for that.  So, you can see why this particular charity holds personal meaning for me.

Me and My Mom

That's why I post this link every year.

My mom is one of the lucky ones to receive a good organ match while she was on dialysis.  But there are many people still suffering from kidney disease that are awaiting a transplant.  The National Kidney Foundation offers information, and support to kidney disease sufferers and their families in this challenging time.  It is a wonderful organization.  My mom herself has served as a mentor to other patients awaiting transplants.  It means so much to them to connect with someone who has been through their experience and can share with them what to expect in such a scary time.

So if you would, please consider donating to my mom's fundraising page.  And thanks for taking the time to read this.

Saturday, July 23, 2011
Run 4 miles, Bike 3.6 miles
Race for the Rock in downtown Grand Rapids followed by riding at The Refuge in Fremont, MI.  This was a crazy freeride park far above my skill level, but it was awesome to check out!  I've got some spectacular bruises to prove it.

Sunday, July 24, 2011
Run 14 miles
Did my long run this week with my friend Cat.  We walked a little bit due to Cat's calves cramping up, but I didn't care.  It was great to spend the time catching up and enjoying the summer evening!

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