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Giving Again

Last year around this time I wrote a post about my daughter who cut off her hair to donate it make wigs for cancer patients. The disease has hit my family and friends pretty hard as it has to many people. It’s very interesting to see my kids grasp the concept of service as it relates to helping those that are suffering. My wife and I keep open conversation about tough subjects with our children in hopes that that they grow up to help the community and others as we like to do.

This guy is going to helpsomeone.

Matt's going to jump for Heart!

Well this year my 10 year old son is taking his service to the next level. He will be raising money and jumping rope in the American Heart Associations Jump for Heart program.

Below are the Details

I’m joining millions of other kids to help save lives with the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope For Heart Program!  Will you help me?

I’m doing Jump Rope For Heart at my school and learning about kids with special hearts. I’m also learning about my own heart, and how to take care of it. And I’m getting active and jumping rope!

Some kids have special hearts – and need our help!  I’m raising money to help kids like them. The money I raise will help pay for education and for new medicines and treatments to be discovered.  It could help cure heart disease – for everybody!

You can help too!  Will you make a donation?  It’s fast and easy to do on my personal Web page! Just use the link below.
My Personal Page

Thank you for helping me save lives and be a Heart Hero!




As I wrote about in my goals post I am training to run a 1/2 Marathon. Training is going well but there is another much more important piece to this. There is a reason I’m running besides the health benefits of training and my need to compete. I only started doing this running thing because I was inspired by someone.

Why I Run
Jen McDevitt is a close friend of mine that lives a very interesting life. She is a brain cancer survivor and the strongest person I have ever known. You can read about her story on these various pages:

Or Simply Goggle her name and you will find lots of other great stuff. I would have never even thought about running 13.1 miles if it was not for her. She has dedicated her time to working on raising money for brain cancer research. This is one very small piece of what she is involved in.

Recent Giving Events
Down below I’ll ask for your support via donations but I didn’t want to take away from the the recent tragedies in Haiti. People all over the world are really giving a lot of time, money, prayers, etc. You can donate to the Red Cross here for that cause.

I have had another great story about giving that is very personal to me. Just this week my 5-year-old daughter Caleigh did a very huge deed. She donated her hair to make wigs for cancer patients. This was very touching to me that a 5-year-old grasps this concept to want to partake in such a cause. Great job Cales! Here is before and after picture of her. So Cute.

Caleigh Before & After

Giving feels good

The Pitch
So I’m running in Nashville in April to support Jen and her fight against brain cancer. For this we have a fund-raising effort in support of the Tug McGraw foundation. I would be honored and grateful if you so choose to help support this wonderful cause.