Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Feat of Clay

You remember this nut, right?clay nichols dadlabs

That’s Friend to the Uncool “Daddy” Clay Nichols of DadLabs.com. He ran the Baltimore marathon (26.2 miles in 3 hours, 33 minutes and 35 seconds – I’m spent just typing that) this past October on behalf of my daughter and Cure JM, raking in a pretty penny to help our cause.

Clay wrote about his experience in the latest edition of Austin Man Magazine , and it got me and My Love a little misty. Give it a read, it’s called “Why I Run.” 

One correction: Clay elevates me to founder of the organization. I’m only Cure JM’s pack mule. Or, depending on my mood, it’s chief jackass.

NATIONAL CURE JM FUNDRAISER
JULY 21 IN CHICAGO!
RUNNERS WANTED!

Since we are on the subject, 2013 marks the 10th anniversary of Cure JM’s founding. During that time our all-volunteer group has raised approximately $4 million, the vast majority of which goes directly to doctors and researchers trying to find better treatments and a cure for this rare autoimmune disease that Li’l Diva has had for that entire period.

To celebrate, we are going to the Windy City -- the site of our first national fundraiser – for the Chicago Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon on July 21.

The event has a 13.1-mile run and a 3-mile "mini-marathon" (yeah, like that makes it sound better to sloths like me). If you are a runner or know one who may be interested in participating and raising funds for a great cause that helps sick children, tell them to save the date.

Don't register yet!! We'll get the details and necessary links up on the Cure JM web site soon. This is just for you to mark your calendar and get your training schedules set.

11 comments:

  1. Aw, his column made me misty, too. I'd run in the marathon if I lived closer. Or in the same country. But you already know that.

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    1. Oh, you Canadians - always apologizing (see next comment).

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  2. Great post from Clay and it's great what you are doing for CureJM, whether you are the founder or not ;D If you ever have something in the Ottawa area, hit me up!

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    1. I need to check with My Love, but I don't know of any JM families north of the border. Doesn't mean there aren't any, though.

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  3. I would so love to run the mini marathon (makes me sound so much more like a runner than just saying 5k) but Chicago is a bit too far for me. :(

    And I agree with his article... I run for so many reasons... one of them being forever chasing my HS jean size... but the charitable component is the real reason I fork over entry fees and sign on rain or shine. Because some people, aren't able to do it for themselves.

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    1. The HS jean size goal is a noble pursuit for health and self-esteem. Sorry you won't make it, but if you have running friends in or near Chicago, please pass it on.

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  4. It always amazes me how these "grass root" foundations end up raising so much money and it's because of the hard working people behind them. These marathon runners are crazy...I have a hard time driving for that long let alone running. Keep up the great work everyone and good luck on future events for CureJM.

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    1. Thanks, Matt. Hope you can pitch in when the time comes around.

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  5. He ran a marathon in 1/2 an hour? Holy hell, Clay is fast!

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    1. He's THAT good. Obviously someone forgot the "3 hours" in that statement. That someone has fixed it.

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  6. That was an excellent post from Clay!! Aw.

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