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   Posted 7/1/2010 9:42 PM (GMT -7)   
My husband came home from work yesterday with a very interesting article that he said I must read from our local paper. I could not believe this guy. He is riding his motorcycle from Fort Wayne, IN to Canada and Alaska stopping along the way in different areas of course. A total of 6500 miles in 2 weeks. Why is he doing this? To help raise awareness of crohns and colitis. I was so impressed with his story that I got onto his website and checked it out and you have to do the same. You can become a follower of his trip, and just read about all the great things he has planned for all of us that suffer from these diseases. I was really impressed. He has a Family that is supporting him on this and he seems so excited about it. It made me almost cry thinking that someone would do something like this! What a cool guy and a cool story!!


Sorry to edit your post, but we're not meant to talk about fundraising ventures on the forums - Ivy.

Post Edited By Moderator (ivy6) : 7/2/2010 1:45:23 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 7/2/2010 5:56 AM (GMT -7)   
He really doesn't talk about it being a "fundraiser". Just an awareness ride!!

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   Posted 7/2/2010 7:31 AM (GMT -7)   
•Posts and links about fundraising (including nonprofit fundraisers) are NOT permitted.

The above is from the forum rules that you agreed to when you signed up for this forum. I don't know what it said, so I can comment on what the post said.
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Jonny Five
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   Posted 7/2/2010 7:39 AM (GMT -7)   
A link to a news article on the ride then. No fundraising links there:
I think it's worth a read for his description of how he found out about the disease (a co-worker losing a lot of weight) and his thoughts on how the Crohn's sufferers he knows have such a positive outlook on life.

Edit: Note the theme here is "raising Crohns awareness" - a quote from the article:
Somebody said...
If (people) donate money or if they don't, it's OK," Given said, as long as people start talking about it.

There is a brief mention of his fundraising (for CCFA) in the news article, but he's going out to raise awareness. The fundraising is just an add-on.

Feel free to delete this post if I'm misinterpreting the rules and this is still too similar to a fundraising discussion for the forums. (If so, sorry).

Post Edited (Jonny Five) : 7/2/2010 8:47:37 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 7/2/2010 1:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow just when you think this world is going to he** and there are no good people left, you read about this guy. I wish him a safe journey.......

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   Posted 7/2/2010 9:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Amen!! and thank you Jonny Five for backing me up on this one! Never meant to raise a stink about fundraising. That was the furthest from my mind when I read this article. All I could think about is what an awesome guy to do this for me and for you Forum Moderator and everyone else out there suffering from these horrible diseases. Sorry if I broke the rules but enjoy the story and write a little thanks to this great guy!! Blessings!

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   Posted 7/2/2010 9:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Now that I reread the post from nanners I am extremely confused. No fundraising but at the bottom of the post it says please donate to THIS website??????? HUH????
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Post Edited By Moderator (Nanners) : 7/3/2010 8:17:18 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 7/3/2010 1:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Pursey, if you want to argue about the rules, please do so with Admin, who makes those rules.

Moderators just enforce them, and we really don't have the time to quibble.

I left enough information in your post that people could find the page you referred people to, which I think was pretty nice, under the circumstances - definitely more than any mod needed to do.

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Post Edited (ivy6) : 7/3/2010 2:44:05 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 7/3/2010 8:03 AM (GMT -7)   
No disrespect!! Just wanted to spread the word about this story and it obviously was taken wrong and got way out of hand so Peace! :)

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   Posted 7/3/2010 2:14 PM (GMT -7)   
What a fabulous story! Someone who "gets it" and doesn't have it himself! Thanks for sharing the link. I will be following his blog.

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   Posted 7/3/2010 7:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you MaryS. Yea, I thought it was too great a story not to share!!! Spread the word to support and pray for he and his Family on his journey while he supports us! I would like to meet this guy some day personally and thank him!
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