Thursday, January 28, 2010

Comments and Followers for Haiti

Hey all, we've seen some fellow bloggers do this kind of thing around Thanksgiving for canned goods for the needy, and we thought it was pretty cool, so we figured we'd give it a shot! So, here's the rules for our little 'fundraiser':

1.) For every new follower we get, we will donate $1 to Save the Children, a non-profit raising money to deliver much-needed supplies to the children of Haiti.

2.) For every 5 comments that this post gets, we will donate $1 to Save the Children. Comment ideas: Has anyone ever been to Haiti? Has anyone ever done any volunteer work there? Do you have any family or friends from Haiti? What's your community/family/friends doing to help Haiti? New follower? Introduce yourself! Or anything else at all! The more comments, the better!

Ryan's company, Parsons Brinckerhoff, a worldwide transportation engineering firm, is matching all donations made through their foundation, so when we donate however much you guys determine, it will essentially be doubled! So get to it, and start following, start commenting, and help us help Haiti!

Thanks guys, we'll let you know how it all goes!

52 comments:

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

This is a REALLY great idea.. I LOVE it..

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

OK just saw your ticker for your wedding.. Wow that is a LONG time away..

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I have been a follower for a while.. A little about me:

Melanie- Tall Mom

Former stadout high school athlete, college scholarship to Gonzaga for basketball. Tore my ACL my senior year, stayed another year to start my Masters degree. My LUCKY knee injury because I met my sole mate on Match.com and got a Masters in Organizational Leadership.

Got burnt out with athletics, took a couple years off. got married, had 2 boys, ate a lot of ice cream. WAs tired of being heavy, started running. Got addicted, became a habit, started blogging and have "Met" many many great people like you and Ryan.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I have never been to Haiti. My company is also matching funds, which I think is amazing.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I cant wait for your Boston Race Report :) That is my five..

Rebecca said...

I have been to Haiti twice, volunteered in a clinic in the mountains north of Port au Prince. They have a rescue center for malnourished kids and a medical clinic. http://haitirescuecenter.wordpress.com/

Rebecca said...

Where/when is the Alaska Marathon? For my big 3-0 I am planning to run the Mayor's Marathon in Anchorage.

Michelle said...

Interested to read these comments! Great idea!

Michelle said...

I've never been to Haiti, but had a friend who recently went with a group of doctors to provide healthcare.

Marlene said...

What a wonderful idea, and awesome that the donation will be matched. Here's my contribution! (I already follow.)

Traci said...

Great idea! I love it!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

aww this is aweseome!!

Tricia said...

Love this!

Denise said...

Thanks for always mentioning my sister!! They actually left today for Russia.

Denise said...

I'm having trouble leaving comments right now...I keep posting them to get to 5 comments but they aren't showing up.

Running and living said...

Great idea!

Meg said...

OMG, I thought you were already married...you seem married! That was too funny. I love this post, what a great idea!

Kasey said...

What a great idea you guys got going! It's just so sad isn't it? I so thought I was already a follower- I am now though!

EricaH said...

I am a new follower and think this is a really great idea. :)

EricaH said...

I linked to your great fundraiser hope it brings you a few new followers and tons of comments

http://www.ericarunning.com/2010/01/weekend-round-up-131.html

Duarte Family said...

What a great idea. Have never been to Haiti and don't know anyone that has been BUT South Africa did have volunters going to Haiti.

runninaround said...

Thanks for stopping by! I use wordpress and i don't think we have a follow tool =(. But I follow you guys and I love you're blog! My boyfriend is a football player and refuses to run with me (he says running is a punishment not an enjoyment haha). You guys have something so special and blessed and I love reading about you guys! that is SOOOO awesome that you are doing TNT. The experience changed my life and I'm doing Princess and San Diego with them, and mentoring for San Diego. You will really love it!

runninaround said...

Hey guys I hope you don't mind me featuring you as the "Runs in the Family" featured Blogger. You guys are awesome and I love your blog so I thought I'd share it with the rest of the blogosphere (although I'm sure most are already followers_ =)

Kelly's runner said...

Hi,

Great idea on the donation to Haiti. I am a new follower to your blog.

I look forward to following you.

Colleen said...

Wow, how generous!! We donated to Haiti through Catholic Charities at our boy's school. I want to adopt a newly orphaned child from there SO BAD!!!

Meg said...

It's refreshing to see such generosity and kindess out there with these companies who aren't exactly thriving like they were in the past. This is so cool!

Jen said...

KidzCare.org had a fundraiser and kids raised $2,200 for Haiti

Jen said...

My church raised over $12000 for UMCORs efforts in Haiti

Jen said...

I ran my first and only marathon at 17 - currently training for the Marine Corps

Jen said...

I am a stay at home mother and part time youth minister. I feel called to work with Middle and Senoir high

Jen said...

Getting my tri bike and accessories this weekend -I hope!

TX Runner Mom said...

So awesome! BTW, I think Parsons Brinckerhoff and my company are both owned by Balfour Beatty. We were a recent aquisition. Small world!

Streaker said...

I'm a new follower. Your generosity will be appreciated.

Zoƫ said...

Hi! Tall Mom sent me your way and now I'm a follower. What an awesome way to raise awareness and funds for Haiti!

That's so fun that you got engaged at the Boston Marathon last year! :)

Happy Feet 26.2 said...

What a neat idea! I am already a follower. I thought you guys were already married too.

Happy Feet 26.2 said...

I am looking forward to my running tour of Boston with you guys in April. Hope it works out.

Happy Feet 26.2 said...

This will be my first Boston marathon. After 15 marathons I FINALLY BQ'ed. Can't wait!

Happy Feet 26.2 said...

You guys are the cutest couple. I love that you share your passion for running. SWEET!

Happy Feet 26.2 said...

I am running 13 miles on Sat. on hills. Just how bad is heartbreak hill?

Happy Feet 26.2 said...

I am now, following you on Twitter, does that count for anything? lol

Kelly's runner said...

I did something similar on my blog. My company matched 2 for 1.

Great to see so many people doing whatever they can to help the people in Haiti.

Hannah said...

How awesome! What a great idea. Does this comment count? Can I still comment more?

Talitha said...

Okay, I'm following and now I'm commenting. Great idea, this! I'm a brand new runner (just started 4th week of training) and I'm already completely addicted. My first race is a 5k on March 13th, then a 10k (tbd), then the local marathon on July 11th. Even with that, I'm already dreaming of ultra marathons, trail running, triathlons. OMGosh, I've lost my mind. Apparently, though, I'm in good company. :-)

tricia said...

great idea bethany and ryan!!

tricia said...

Jack thinks this is a great idea too and sends you a big hug! :)

tricia said...

I've never been to Haiti but I have a former co-worker that has been down there for a year volunteering as a nurse in an orphanage.

tricia said...

and everyone in their orphanage is alive and well!

tricia said...

and for #5...
as always, I love reading about your running feats. They are such an inspiration for me as I am getting back into shape! I told you that I was planning on running on the treadmill, but I get dizzy and worry I'm going to fall off, lol, so thankfully the weather has been nice for some outdoor runs with Jack in the jogger!

Hannah said...

Thanks again for doing this! I just saw your picture with the trophy, Bethany. Way to go!!!

Hannah said...

I have never been to Haiti.

Stephanie said...

I just became a follower and found this post. Great charity!

Stephanie said...

I have never been to Haiti