Saturday, January 17, 2015

Project Purple Raffle 2015

I posted last with about a venture that I am undertaking for the new year.  I am Fighting Pancreatic Cancer with Project Purple!  Last year you may have remembered that I ran the Lincoln (Half) Marathon under the Project Purple flag.  If not, you can read about it HERE.  This year I'm doing it again.  This time I will be completing the full marathon.  I have also increased my goal amount to raise.  Last year I raised $600 for Project Purple.  My goal was $500.  This year I am upping the ante and trying to raise $650!  I figure that I should be able to raise more than I did last year.

So, this year I'm holding a raffle for a couple of prizes to help "drum" up donations for Project Purple.  The two prizes are going to be a Fitbit Zip and a Runner's Fuel Box put together by me.  So, the box could contain some Gu, some Clif Shot Bloks, some EnergyBits, some bars, or.....who knows.  We'll see what I can come up with.

You may ask what you will be funding.  Project Purple helps families in so many ways.  If you haven't read last week's post you can do so here.  A quick list of things are:
  • Help with medical bills
  • Help with day to day bills
  • Care bag for those in treatment
  • Scholarships for family members

So, how are the entries going to work.  For every $10 you donate you get 1 (one) entry. So, if you donate $20 you will get 2 (two) entries.  I have also added "bonus" entries for the $50 marks.  So, if you donate $50 you will get the 5 (five) entries plus a bonus entry for a total of 6 (six) entries!  I have also added bonus entries for learning more about Project Purple by going to their Facebook Page and following on Twitter.  There will also be a daily tweet that will gain you an additional entry each day that you do it.  In order to donate you will need to go to my Crowdrise.  You can get there using the following link:

For those paying attention to what this says, if you donate and comment below you can request me to do 10 burpees.  I borrowed this from by teammate Pedro of the Blackshirt Spartans.  Oh, and I will also do a daily blog post for each person that requests this and as an added bonus I will video each set and include it in the posting.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Terms and Conditions:

Giveaway ends February 28th, 2015 at 12:00 AM CST. Open to Residents of the Earth.  Prizes cannot be shipped to PO Boxes.  Winner will be selected by and be notified by email. Winner have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Rafflecoptor, and Google+ are in no way associated with this giveaway.  By providing your information in this form, you are providing your information to me and me alone.  I do not share or sell information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner.

How to Enter: In order to access additional entry options you must go to my Crowdrise fundraiser at and donate $10 or more.  Once you donate the minimum you can accept your 1st entry into the giveaway.  Each additional $10 earns another entry that you must accept.  (i.e. $10 earns you 1 entry, but $20 earns you 2 entries.)  Bonus entries are given at the $50 increment levels.  (i.e. If you donate $50 you gain a bonus entry.  If you donate $100 you get the bonus for the $50 mark and the $100 mark.)  If you donate more that $100 and need entries beyond there, please contact me and I will add an option for your additional entries.


Until next time, keep those beats coming!


  1. One of my best college friends lost her dad to pancreatic cancer. We all love and remember, Joe! Thanks for running for such an important cause!

    1. It is my pleasure to run for this cause. This is something that affects more people that most realize.

  2. Donate and what a great cause to champion.

    1. Thanks for the donation! With such an alarming amount of people affected by Pancreatic Cancer that don't know it, I am proud to support such an amazing cause.


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