Thursday, June 24, 2010

Run4life Picnic July 24th 5-9pm Everest Park Auburn NY

We want to invite everyone in the community to our Run4life Picnic 2010. Everyone is invited and if you have kids bring them out. There are many activities for kids and adults alike. Paddleboats, soccer, baseball, hiking/running trails, volleyball, badminton, a playground for kids,etc...We hope to see you there!

When: Saturday July 24th 5pm-9pm
Where: Everest Park Auburn NY

Park Information at


If you now where Owasco lake and Emerson Park is then you are not far away. From Auburn. Continue Past Emerson Park. Continue driving past Owasco lake watershed. Take Left on Swartout Road. Take Swartout to the end. Swartout intersects with North Road. Take a right on North Road. About .10 a mile on the right is Everest Park. Look for the giant logs in the air. Drive up hill. You will see a house on left. Continue all the way till stone road ends and park.

For information call me at 315-209-5044

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Running For Charity/ Greed in Society

"The Life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service" -Longfellow

Running for Charity

I received an email last week asking me what does it feel like to be constantly running for charity? Its something that I can't really answer with one main sentence. Over the years it has been amazing. I started running for sick children, friends, etc. It gave me inspiration in my running and it gave them a warm feeling that someone is there for them. It certainly isn't easy because your constantly pushing and trying to lead by example. I am no speedster but I give it all I got for charity off that line until I cant go anymore. I am the same way in my training. The mental aspect is the hardest part of it all and trying to stay focused.

Greed in Society

At least once a week I hear from someone quoting the same stuff as always, "the economy is the reason etc..." Yet many times these same people that quote such things are ones that fit into the alarming statistics of greed in our society. I encourage any of you to go to a life of charity and see what it is like for just 90 days. Below are some of the alarming stats of our, "poverty stricken country." I am no rich man but I can't see having 3-4 cars, 5 flatscreens like many of the stats show and then complain about being in poverty. One site actually claims that most americans eat out 3-5 times per week. WOW! That used to be us a couple years ago I bet.

US STATS Per Household

2.28 Cars per household
35% of Americans maintain 3-4 cars
66% of American Homes have 3 or more TV sets
56% of Americans Pay for Cable TV (Why?)
62 Million Americans Have a internet connected computer

Many of these households still obtain these goods while losing their homes:

"U.S. banks repossessed nearly 258,000 homes nationwide in the first quarter of 2010, a 35 percent jump from the first quarter of 2009"

Read more:

More stats on the average US Household


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Special Thanks To All

"A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her." ~David Brinkley

A Special Thanks To All

It has been a while since I have written at the blog. I wanted to take the time not only to start up again, but thank all those who have given their time and efforts in the past week. Mike Murray would like to thank all of you who came out and did the torch run in Auburn. A special thanks to my wife and Wendy for sticking it out and getting it done.

Relay 4 Cancer Research

I want to thank all of you who came out and did the relay and for those of you who were waiting at the finish. I want to thank Molly-English Bowers, Jeremy West, Dan Townsend, Michael Demming, Michael Emmart, Karen Foos, Chris Mason, Patrick Redmond, and Meghan Simmonds for running. I want to thank the Emmart Family for their continued support for the entire weekend. We would have never made it without you. I want to thank Sam Tenney for joining the relay and YNN news for their wonderful coverage throughout the day. Bing part of a team that raised $40,000 to kick cancer was memorable. A big thanks to Relay for life and the American Cancer Society for letting us do what we knew we could get done! Thank you all! If anyone hasn't seen the news article, click below:

Monkey Gras 2010

Monkey Gras was quite an experience. Many changes and because we had a great team, we prevailed. It was fun and all the children that attended had a blast. Next year the event will be at one venue only! I want to thank all of the volunteers for being there. We needed every person we could get. A special thanks to the Emmart family again for their support! Thank you Emmart kids for being so animated and helping out! You guys rock! Thanks to Mike "Captain Snowcone" Emmart for slinging snow cones. He saved us with that venture. Thank you all for your help! Thanks to Sound Monkey Music in Auburn we were able to raise $1020 (before expenses) and it gave us the funds we need to move ahead to the next step in our process.

Thank All of you for your continued help and support! We will be having a board meeting on Monday June 14, 2010 at the Agricultural Museum by the lake. Go to the picnic table by the disc golf course. Thank you all and see you soon!


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