Andrew Heist via Crowdrise
March 21, 2012
Rob Lynn wrote -
My name is Rob. I like to run. I like to run a lot. I like to run so much that I plan on running a marathon in all 50 states. Not only is this a great excuse to cross numerous vacation locales off the old bucket list, but its a great opportunity to do something good for a cause I feel strongly about.
My charity of choice is St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. For those who are unfamiliar, the mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Unfortunately everybody knows at least one person who has had to deal with a catastrophic disease such as cancer. While its brutal and horrible regardless of the age of the afflicted, for a young child to have to deal with something so terrible is unimaginable. Children and their families facing these challenges need all the support they can get and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is THE leader in pediatric research and treatment.
For more information on this charity, please visit their official website: http://www.stjude.org
My fundraising goal is to raise $25,000 dollars for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital over the course of my 50 state marathon goal. That works out to $500 dollars per marathon. To be clear, this is a long term goal. I will not run 50 marathons in 1, 2 or even 5 years. My optimistic goal is to shoot for 5 marathons a year as long as I'm healthy and time permits.
Disclaimer: I am typically uncomfortable asking people for money so for friends and family visiting my fundraiser site, please feel no obligation to give. If you do nothing other then follow my progress and root me on, thats good enough for me. However, if you do feel like giving towards my goal, I would be extremely grateful as it is for a great cause, one that is not difficult to get behind. Plus, it will help keep me motivated training during the long, cold, winters and hot, humid summers! Also, if anyone has any race suggestions, definitely let me know.
11/4/2010 - NYC Marathon - New York, New York - 4:04:17
10/30/2011 - Marine Corps Marathon - Arlington, VA/D.C. - 3:43:09
3/18/2012 - Tobacco Road Marathon - Cary, NC - 3:28:40
5/6/2012 - New Jersey Marathon - Long Branch, NJ
6/23/2012 - Mayor's Marathon - Anchorage, Alaska
10/14/2012 - Mount Desert Island Marathon - Bar Harbor, Maine