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Posts from David and Liza about the fundraising efforts for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation

More Double Dipping!

IceCreamConeA big thank you to Meg Rist, who donated early in the JMT 100×100 campaign. Meg just made another contribution equal to her first. She tells us that David’s bungee jump inspired her. That means we have three double dippers!

And we’d also like to thank everyone who has donated to the Alliance for a Healthier Generation  on behalf of David’s JMT 2014 hike. It’s never too late to make a donation if you haven’t done so yet. Just go to Contribute.JMT2014.org .

David Jumps off a Bridge!

Bungee Jumping StillMe and my big mouth! Who’d have thought that just because I said I’d jump off a bridge if the ‘100 x 100’ campaign met its goal, that I’d actually have to do it. But as Liza put it so well, “If you say you’re going to jump off a bridge, you really have to do it!” No green-screen, and no excuses.

Actually it was about the most fun I’ve had all year. I did two jumps and came up grinning both times. I don’t know if I’d recommend it for the faint of heart, but if you’re into thrill rides, there aren’t many better than this.

The funniest part of the day was all the twenty-somethings asking “How old is he, anyway?” I used to be called immature, but now they call me young at heart.

You can click the link above to see the video, or view it on the ‘Videos’ page.

Another Double Dipper!

ThanksIce Cream Cone, and a shout-out to Christine Le, who came back with a second contribution, equal to her first! She’s the second double-dipper we’ve had in our fundraising campaign. Thanks, Christine!

And a big ‘Thank You’ to everyone who has contributed to the ’100 x 100′ fundraising campaign. Your support will help ensure that the next generation will grow up healthy and happy. And if you haven’t contributed yet, it’s not too late. You can go to Contribute.JMT2014.org to make a donation to the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Thanks!

We’re Over the Top!

Rae Lakes 2014-06 101We are now officially Over the Top! Of course, our friends have said for years now that we  were, in fact, a bit over the top, but this makes it official. We reached our $10,000 fundraising goal this morning.

And David is as good as his word! On July 19, he’ll do the bungee jump off the Bridge to Nowhere in Azusa, CA. Liza will be there to film it, so look for the film here shortly after that!

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the ‘100 x 100’ fundraising campaign. Your support will help ensure that the next generation will grow up healthy and happy. And if you haven’t contributed yet, it’s not too late. Go to Contribute.JMT2014.org to donate to the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Thanks!

 

Safety

BungeeJumpersFolks who have hiked with Liza and me know that we emphasize safety and preparedness on our backcountry hikes. And the jump from the Bridge to Nowhere is no exception. The operators of the bungee jump have a perfect safety record in 25 years of operation and over 150,000 jumps.

Yes, Liza still thinks I’m nuts, and maybe she’s right. Help us reach our $10,000 goal, and let’s find out! We’re going to film the bungee jump, including a GoPro camera that will record the look on my face when I go off the brige. And that’s worth making a contribution to The Alliance for a Healthier Generation to support the ultimate goal of this endeavor, the 2014 John Muir Trail hike.

The Bridge to Nowhere

BTN MapAs you may know, I have promised to bungee-jump off the ‘Bridge to Nowhere’ in Azusa, California when we reach our $10,000 goal.

The Bridge to Nowhere is an arch bridge that was built in 1936 north of Azusa,  in the San Gabriel Mountains. It spans the San Gabriel River and was meant to be part of the East Fork Road, connecting the San Gabriel Valley with Wrightwood.

The bridge was completed first, and the road was still under construction when it was washed out during a major flood on March 1–2, 1938. The East Fork Road project was abandoned as a result of the flood, leaving the bridge forever stranded in the middle of what is now the Sheep Mountain Wilderness.

Here’s to Double-Dipping!

STFOkay, here’s a case where double-dipping is definitely okay! Suzanne Russell, one of the early contributers to the campaign, just gave another $100! Thank you, Suzanne, for all your help! Your contributions will help The Alliance for a Healthier Generation end childhood obesity!

If you haven’t contributed yet, please consider supporting David in his JMT hike by contributing $100 today to The Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Thanks!

We’re Over Halfway There!

keep-calm-were-halfway-thereWe are now over halfway to our $10,000 fundraising goal! We’d like to express our sincere appreciation to everyone who has contributed to the ‘100 x 100’ campaign so far. Your donations will enable The Alliance for a Healthier Generation to further its efforts to end childhood obesity. And your support means a great deal to us!

If you haven’t contributed yet, please consider supporting David in his hike by contributing $100 today to The Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Your donation will make a difference in the future of all our children and grandchildren!

We’re Almost Halfway There!


Horse RaceThanks to the support of our friends and family, we have reached almost 50% of our fundraising goal! As we look at it, this isn’t $5,000 that Liza and I have raised–it’s $5,000 that we have all raised together! To all of you who have contributed, our sincere appreciation! Your contributions will help The Alliance for a Healthier Generation combat childhood obesity.

If you haven’t contributed yet, you can support David’s hike by contributing to the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.