Saturday, July 31, 2010

You Rock!

Just sent to all the members of Team Vegan.

  Yeeee-haw! 

Anyone who has checked the Team Vegan site lately will have noticed that you have done it!!

Team Vegan rose to the challenge, and will be able to put all matching money to work for the animals! 

Dozens of you have stepped up in the past week, doubling their money's impact for the animals. $99,468.50 to create real, lasting change in our society! 

As though to emphasize this, we just got a phone call here from someone in Portland who said, "I got your booklet, and you've made me a vegetarian. Thanks so much for the information. Thank you."  

Let me repeat: You Totally Rock! 

Group barbaric yalp!

-Matt

Friday, July 30, 2010

Last Hours for Matching Challenge!


Team Tacoma Park's Jon Camp met Tae and Jeff (left) and Judy (right) at this year's TAFA -- just a few of the countless folks who stopped eating animals after receiving a Vegan Outreach booklet, and then went on to get active for the animals!

Want to learn more about this work? Check out this week's Friday video!

If you believe in this work, please help us meet Team Vegan's matching goal. The opportunity to double your donation ends tomorrow, so please head over to the Team Vegan page, make a donation to Jon's page, or another member, or the general fund.

As Erik Marcus says here, "I doubt there’s another animal protection group that compares to Vegan Outreach in terms of doing massive outreach where it’s needed most."

You can expand this work with your support!

Thanks so much!!

-Matt

Please promote this post & help VO help animals.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Jim in San Fran!




Jim Hillman broke 3:30 at the San Francisco Marathon!

If you'd like to congratulate him, you can help him reach his fundraising goal -- thanks!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Todd Shatters PR!

Ultra-Coach Dan K writes:

One of my Team Vegan runners, Todd Lee, got his PR.  His previous best marathon time was 4h26m.  Now is PR is 3h48m!

Note -- this is nearly a minute and a half faster per mile!

If you'd like to congratulate Todd, please visit his page. Thanks!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

One Week, and Noora

One week left to put the matching money to work for the animals. Please help however you can!

Noora Kaunisto writes:

My slice of Vegan team training is relaxed and fun, but also enthusiastic, activity. Training has been a big part of my life as long as I can remember, and now it includes weight training 3-4 times a week and different kinds of aerobic training in between. This summer the aerobic part has been running (which I love the most), walking, cycling and kayaking. I emphasize the good old squats, pull-ups, deadlifts etc done with bars, barbells and dumbbells. One of the many good things about summer is the quite obvious and well justified need to have a big tofu ice cream as the immediate recovery of hard training :) 
Team Vegan is a great way to make training even more useful, fun and inspiring. I promised in my profile to train hard enough to be able to make 10 pull-ups, if the donations through my Team Vegan page reached 200 dollars. Well, that happened and, I'm excited and proud to say, the pull-ups happened, too! My next challenge is to attend some cross-country running competition as I promised, when the donations got even higher :) 
I haven't been competing since childhood, so it's going to be adventurous...
Training is fun and gives a nice feeling of strength, health and self-esteem. But still, I feel the biggest inspiration for my activities is to "show everyone" (haha, now that sounds pretty corny) that vegans aren't pale, tired crickets, shivering in the funnily bohemian pubs. I've been a vegan now for three years, after being a vegetarian for about ten years. Training has never felt this good before :)

Can you please help Noora help meet her fundraising goal?

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Talbot Shows Vegan Power!


"I've been vegan for four months now. Originally, it was a Why Vegan? pamphlet that made me go vegetarian four years ago."

Please help Alexa Talbot convince more people to go veg!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Free the Matching Money!

Team Vegan is in the homestretch now!

These are the final days of the matching challenge, when you can double your donation, and put more of the matching money to work for the animals. More donations, more booklets, more new vegetarians!

You can read more in today's Enewsletter, or you can go right to the Team Vegan site, make a tax-deductible donation to a team member, or to the general fund.

Or you can send a check to: Vegan Outreach | PO Box 30865 | Tucson, AZ 85751
All checks dated before August 1 will be doubled!

Please help today! We'll be sure to do our best to make sure your contribution -- doubled, dollar-for-dollar! -- has the maximum impact!

Thanks so much!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Friday, July 9, 2010

Cookin' Up Support

Master Chef Jesse Miner's latest enewsletter included this plug:

Running 1/2 Marathon / Vegan Outreach Fundraising
I have once again joined Team Vegan, training for the San Francisco 1/2 marathon on Sunday July 25th. This is an exciting opportunity to be an inspiring role model for healthy living and to raise funds for the nonprofit grassroots organization Vegan Outreach. I am currently $500 from my fund-raising goal, and I would greatly appreciate your donations, both to encourage my fitness goals and to assist Vegan Outreach's campaigns to spread their message of health and compassion. You can view my Team Vegan profile and make a donation here.

 As you can see at the Team Vegan site -- we need your help to meet our goal!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Member Update, July 5

Lisa Johnson:

Unfortunately a recurrent back injury has sidelined my running efforts, but I'm not going to let a little pain stop me! I'll be walking the 5K on July 31 in support of my beautiful animal friends. GO TEAM VEGAN!!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Member Update, July 1

Jesse Miner: Quick update: I enjoyed a beautiful 9-mile run across the Golden Gate Bridge on Sunday 27 June, wearing my Vegan Outreach t-shirt of course! Two more long runs, and I will be ready for the San Francisco 1/2 marathon on July 25th.