Saturday, July 2, 2011

Livestrong, Moments, Wrapppers

Livestrong Challenge

You know what I'm about to do, so I'll keep this short and sweet. All of our lives have been touched in some way by cancer. Help fight it by contributing to my fundraising effort for this year's Livestrong Challenge. This year's event takes place next Sunday. I'm tackling the longest route - a 105-mile bike ride crisscrossing country roads under the blazing-hot sun in Davis, CA.

I'm getting a much later start on fundraising than usual, but even so: if you'll go the extra mile and help me hit my fundraising goal, I'll go the extra mile, too. The extra nineteen miles, to be exact -- I'll turn the 105 mile bike ride into a 200 kilometer epic!

If you're interested, click here to contribute.

You're all awesome, by the way.

BONUS - If I manage to hit 150% of my goal, I'll go even further -- as soon as I finish the extended, 200K ride, I'll throw on some running shoes and run a 10K. Ouch!


Meet the Moment

Back in April, I submitted an entry into Clif Bar's Meet the Moment contest. To my surprise and delight, that entry was selected as the contest's first "Moment of the Week"! The contest period is coming to and end here in the next few weeks, and I'd appreciate it if you'd head on over that way and give my submission a "thumbs up". In the end, votes count - and right now, I'm behind!

If you'd like to vote for my moment, click here.


Vineman Wrappers

With the race only four weeks away, it's time for me to start collecting and counting all of my wrappers. I have a massive box of 'em here at home, three huge bags filled to overflowing at work and lots of friends who've been stashing their own wrappers away for me over the past weeks and months.

If you don't live close by, it would be awesome if you could put your wrappers in the mail some time in the next week or two. Send them to me at Andrew Valko, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043. Next time I see you, the first round's on me!

If you do live nearby, shoot me an email, comment on this post, @me on Twitter... Just get in touch with me somehow to remind me that you've been saving wrappers for me! Then we'll figure out how to coordinate an exchange. I don't need to have the wrappers until the final week of July, so keep on saving them!