How We’re Doing So Far

12.2.2008 | 3:45 pm

You know what’s not fun? Coming down with the flu when you need to be taking care of your family, that’s what’s not fun.

But it’s where I am.

So, just a quick post right now, because I wanted to let you all know how we’re doing so far on the LiveStrong Challenge.

  • A Great Start on Registrations: Between yesterday and now, 234 of us have signed up for Team Fatty. I’m really pleased with this. That’s nearly a quarter of how many people we need on the team altogether, just in the first day. That said, this also means we still need 766 of you to join up and help. So, if you haven’t signed up yet, please do. You don’t have to plan to attend the event; you just have to be willing to chip in some time to help us fight cancer.
  • A Great Start on Fundraising: So far, we’ve raised $9,077 together, in just a day and a half. You know what this means? It means we’re currently the top fundraising team in all four cities, so far. In fact, here’s an interesting little piece of trivia: Team Fatty has so far raised more money than all other teams combined. Of course, one day’s results don’t mean a ton in the grand scheme of things, but we’re definitely on the right track.

Thanks, everyone, for your work and contributions.

More tomorrow when I feel less blecchy.


  1. Comment by TC (Lauren Dunn) | 12.2.2008 | 3:52 pm

    Gah! I SWEAR I washed my hands before I commented yesterday! Hope you have a less severe bout of the flu than I did.

    Hoping to raise as much coin today as I did yesterday…

  2. Comment by Lerjoy | 12.2.2008 | 3:58 pm

    Sorry to hear of the bug. Hope the whole house continues to improve!

  3. Comment by Phil | 12.2.2008 | 4:26 pm

    That I reckon would be because Team Fatty is awesome.
    It’s as if you’re surprised by the mammoth fundraising :D

  4. Comment by Charisa | 12.2.2008 | 4:39 pm

    Awesome on team fatty!!! Feel better!

  5. Comment by chtrich | 12.2.2008 | 4:41 pm

    Those are some awesome early stats!

  6. Comment by Philly Jen | 12.2.2008 | 4:43 pm

    Yay for us and our yellow jersey at the end of the Prologue.

    But now I am scratchin’ my non-luxury noggin. We’re trying to rack up a thousand people for Team Fatty? I thought we were going to aim for 500. Not that there’s anything wrong with shooting for a headcount of one Large…

  7. Comment by Jamieson | 12.2.2008 | 4:57 pm

    1000 people each raising $1000 – that was what I thought the goal was for Team Fatty.

  8. Comment by Jenni Laurita | 12.2.2008 | 5:09 pm

    I have a little fever too, something’s in the air!

  9. Comment by MikeonhisBike | 12.2.2008 | 5:20 pm

    Bummer on the blecch!. Remember you need to feed a fever. Velveeta should do the trick. Great news on the totals so far.


  10. Comment by Kathleen | 12.2.2008 | 7:47 pm

    Feel better soon and thanks for summary update!

  11. Comment by 4get2remember | 12.2.2008 | 8:30 pm

    Get well soon buddy!!

  12. Comment by Dobovedo | 12.2.2008 | 9:17 pm

    As soon as we kick cancer’s @$$ I propose we take on flu bugs!

  13. Comment by Jon Paul Baker | 12.3.2008 | 1:04 am

    Be well. We will do it.

  14. Comment by Phil | 12.3.2008 | 1:14 am

    I’m in, but I wish LAF would give canadian charity receipts – it would help the fundraising efforts. Maybe I’ll take it up with Lance on the ride.

  15. Comment by Mike Roadie | 12.3.2008 | 5:43 am

    I thought it was starve a fever! Aw, what the heck, a box of Velveeta never hurt anyone!

    Way to go, fellow Team Fatty-ites! Everyone else out there, get signed up and help us along!!! We can do this! $1MM in support of WIN Susan!!!

    Now, go chug some NyQuil…….

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  17. Comment by Lizzylou | 12.3.2008 | 11:31 am

    I just joined the Philly team, it seems that only 40 more members are needed there. Way to go East Coast!

  18. Comment by lordofcycles | 12.3.2008 | 12:22 pm

    Give us some real articles…instead of fundraising news.

  19. Comment by buckythedonkey | 12.3.2008 | 1:07 pm

    I may be reading too much into this, but his name does start with an “L”…

  20. Comment by neca | 12.3.2008 | 2:31 pm

    Oh no! So much for being the dark horse that comes in and takes everyone by surprise. Oh no, we’ve gotta go all Lance Armstrong and win the Tour at the Prologue… :-)

    btw, my son, husband, and I all plan to participate in Philly (it’s like a 3 for 1 sale), but we have to wait until my company finishes announcing layoffs. If you have any left over, send a couple of good thoughts my way. :-)

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