Relay for Life

Just before I made the switch to this site I wrote about running in Relay for Life at Lynchburg College. Well, that is tonight! As of 9 a.m. I have $345 raised - just $5 short of running 7 miles. My plan is this: for every $50 I will run a mile up to $500, or 10 miles. If the donations go beyond that, I will run a mile for every $100, up to 15 miles or $1,000. My personal cutoff time for my challenge is 4 p.m. today. Of course, additional donations after that time are welcome.

To donate to my efforts, click here. As of this hour, the Central Virginia Alumni Club - the team I am on - is No. 5 in online fundraising out of 36 teams, and I am No. 5 overall out of 530 participants. So far all the Lynchburg College-related teams have raised more than $21,000.

11:10 a.m. update: The total is now $430! 12:15 p.m. update: Just $45 to go to my goal of $500. 3:30 p.m. update: $25 more and I'll run 10 miles tonight. $475. Who has $25?

GOAL MET! Less than 5 minutes after my last update, I had a $25 donation to get me to $500. I’m blown away with all the support I have received today. Words cannot express how grateful I am for people stepping up for such a great cause. Now I have to run 10 miles tonight … that’s a lot of circles in the Lynchburg College Dell, but it will be very much worth it. Thank you so much!