Thursday, October 08, 2015

Race Week - Live Tracking

H.O.M.E. helps low-income seniors in Chicago live independently by providing home upkeep and repairs, a shopping bus, affordable housing and moving assistance! Will you help me raise monies for low-income seniors as I train for the Chicago Marathon? Donate Here. (See instructions)

Progress: 63.8% of goal. Let's raise $4,500! (SO MUCH CLOSER!)

Last year in Brooklyn
(early in the race: notice the wasting of energy by smiling, hang ten-ing, and turning of the head).

I will have a large cheering contingent in Chicago - better than in the photo above! And that really makes a difference. It is amazing what someone yelling your name can do. Even strangers screaming can change your mental state. And as they say about marathons 60% of marathons are 90% mental. Or something.

Anyway, you should all come cheer. But for those of you who can't line the course you can still follow along from the comfort of your phone or computer. If I managed to do everything correctly my Facebook feed will automatically update my progress each 5k. The same should be true for my twitter (@andrewklawton). Additionally, you can track me with the mobile friendly website provided by the Chicago Marathon. This should be the link. You can follow multiple runners too - if you should like. You don't need to sign in. You can just provide my name "andrew lawton" (if you've forgotten) or my bib number 18333.

And boom goes the dynamite!
Ok. So now that that is out of the way we can talk about the amazing progress we are making on raising funds for H.O.M.E! Just check out this graph again. Did you notice the blistering turn towards more funds? I think we can make it. I am continually humbled by everyone's generosity. Thank you for giving. If you haven't yet donated, will you take a moment and check out H.O.M.E. (Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly)? If you have donated - tell a friend, share this on Facebook, be somewhat annoying. Don't think about it as asking for monies. Rather, realize you are providing people with an opportunities to give, to serve others, to make this world a slightly better place.

1 comment:

Janet Takehara said...

Thank you so much for all you are doing for H.O.M.E.! I'll be cheering you on from southwest Michigan!