Thursday, August 5, 2010

From Jon Camp


I just wanted to send you my most sincere and hearty thanks for your support of Team Takoma Park this year!  Team Vegan was a smashing success.  After reaching the $75,000 matching donation, separate donors stepped up to add an additional $21,500 to the mix -- making it $96,500 available to be matched.  Thanks to your support, we reached this, meaning that just shy of $200k was raised.  We're looking forward to an incredibly prolific year of college outreach coming up and this will now be possible due to your generosity.

Again, thank you so much!  Your support of this life-saving work on behalf of animals means the world to us.  


Sunday, August 1, 2010

Bolder Boulder

Keep sending in those reports!

Mark Grover:

I ran Bolder Boulder 2010 on Memorial day this year. It's an annual 10 kilometer road race held in Boulder, CO and the largest race in the U.S. in which all participants are timed. It was my first time participating in any race and it didn't matter how much I clocked, it was going to be my personal record! 

It was beautiful day although it was a bit cold to start with. This year, around 54,000 people registered in the race. There were many live music bands playing all along the route. Two of my favorites were a singer impersonating Elvis (I hear, he is there every year) and a band dressed in an enlarged version of baby jumpsuits. I couldn't stop laughing when I saw them, perhaps that's the reason why I didn't feel the pain in my legs during the race.  Overall, it was a blast.

I will definitely do it again next year and try to get another personal record.  Go Team Vegan!