Day 365 - $25,033

Well... that's all folks. The final number as of one year was $25,033! (We actually have a couple checks still coming to us from fundraisers we did in March that will hit the account so it will end up being a couple hundred dollars more... but that's the number as of now.)

One year flew by pretty dang quick! I can't believe it's over. Everyone keeps asking me, "what are you going to do with Give One Million once the year is up?"

Well I have some ideas, but I haven't really come to a conclusion yet. I do know I'm not going to just quit cold turkey! There are a couple opportunities for fundraisers that may occur in April, so we'll see what happens there... but I will say - As of right now, I won't be able to keep putting in as much time as I did throughout the year. I put a lot of personal things aside/neglected a lot of things I needed to do throughout the year because I was spending so much time doing GOM stuff. So I kind of need to give some attention to those now that GOM is over.

I'm very happy with what we accomplished this year! I learned a lot along the way. I plan to write of a summary of lessons learned from GOM for everyone. I will post it on this blog, so don't stop coming back to visit quite yet :)

I hope to have that up for you soon.

And most important: Thanks to everyone for your support this year. Especially those of you that really supported me! My wonderful Wife. Thank you for letting me spend all my free time with GOM! I know it was kind of hard on the family sometimes or you had to take on extra kid duty, stayed up with me to all hours of the night, or whatever because I was doing GOM stuff - You were there with me every night, every event, through it all - and for that, I'm very grateful! Thanks and I love you!

Thanks to my kids! They are the best thing in my life. I love them more than anything. They were there with me through all this too. J and Tiny... Thank you!

My family! Mom and Dad... A Huge thank you for everything you did. You have always supported me with everything I do - and this was no different. It means so much to have such great parents. You did a ton too! They were responsible for a large portion of what we raised - so I want to really say thank you to you Mom and Dad! Also my Sisters and Brother. You have been there through all of this too! Donating time and money. I knew my family would support me in this... but when it actually happened - and you really did stand with me. I really made me feel like a very lucky guy to have such good sisters and brother! Thanks for everything you did!

And last - thanks to my very supportive friends! You know who you are! There are a few of you out there that really supported me through this last year. When times got tuff, and it seemed like not too many people were listening - Some of my best friends and supporters were there to keep me going. Thank you!

So that's all for now... but that's not all. I'll be posting lessons learned, and let you know about anything else going on, and the future of GOM.

Thanks again to everyone!

Talk Soon,


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Day 364 - $24,554

ONE DAY LEFT! Here is a video that I wanted to put out a long time ago - but I just didn't have the time to film it. I was hoping to do a big Action Trailor for GOM, and get this out months ago... well it's a little different now... but still EPIC!!!!!!!!

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Day 362 - $22,199

3 Days left!!! Everyone please donate. Especially those of you out there that are reading this that haven't donated yet. If you are reading this right now, and you haven't donated - please take this sentence as a sign from heaven above - that you are at this website at this time for a reason... and the reason is: TO DONATE!!!!

Seriously everyone... I'm literally begging you... PLEASE!

Just click on the donate link. It doesn't take much time or effort - and it doesn't even have to be very much. Just donate something.

OK - now that I have that out of the way, you may have noticed I have some photos below. And I'm sure your saying to yourself, "wow - those look like some pretty cool photos, I wonder what those could be from?" Well... I'm here to tell you. They are from our GOM for St. Jude week we had in Idaho last week. We raised around $4k from that! HUGE! just plain HUGE! Thanks to everyone involved. I don't know all of your names - but nevertheless, a BIG thanks to you! Enjoy the pics everyone.

Some of the ticket sales from the Idaho Falls Basketball All-Star game went to GOM for St. Jude

Here are the All-Stars warming up

Ticket Sales again... plus see the donatation can?? BOOYAH!!

Proceeds from Consessions went to St. Jude too!

Fellow Give One Millionaires!

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Day 360 - $22,199

OK... ONLY 5 DAYS LEFT PEOPLE!!! So if there is anyone out there that hasn't donated yet... Please for the love... Donate now.

We had our Sonic Fundraiser on Saturday! Thanks to everyone that came out to help! I really appreciate your support. Speaking of support - I appreciate everyone that has helped so far... But I'll save the big overall thank you's for when we're done. So anyway... Sonic we great! We raised $229.79! Not too bad for a cold rainy day. Below are some pics from yesterday.

So I have one more little video to release. I wanted to shoot some actual film to go with it - but I just didn't have the time - so it's just going to be maybe some pictures or something to go with the "music". I should have that out in the next day or two.

Like I said before. Everyone please donate and ask your friends to come to THIS blog and donate as well. I'll see everyone tomorrow.

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Day 356 - $21,928

Sorry it's been so long since the last post - but I wanted to leave the Black and Yellow Remix up at the top for as long as I could. BTW... if you haven't seen it, take a look at the post below - you won't be disappointed!
So Give One Million for St. Jude week in Idaho was awesome!!! Thanks to everyone involved. I really appreciate everything everyone did. When this all started, that is what I had in mind of how things would happen.... people would see what we were doing, and just take their ideas and run with them. And that's exactly what happened in Idaho this week. So THANK YOU!

Now - for Saturday - We will be at the SONIC in Blue Springs MO (on South Route 7). So please come and make a donation and get a burger! ALSO... I still need people to help with the car hopping. I'm having a little trouble finding volunteers :(

OK... now for all the random thoughts that are running through my head constantly - especially this last week of GOM:

send emails to everyone you know and ask them to donate!!!

PLEASE TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW!!! We only have 9 days left!!!!! ONLY 9 DAYS!!!!

I wrote to Ellen and all her crew again this week. I'm doing everything I can to try and reach her. If you know of anyone that can help us with a big donation please do everything you can to convince them this is a good cause! One million for the kids of St. Jude with cancer... They need us!

Send invites on FB.

Tell everyone at work (I'm having a screening tomorrow at my work and showing everyone my Black and Yellow Video in our conference room, hence the poster above - they are plastered all over my office.)

I never heard from anyone else making a GOM video... That's too bad. I was hoping someone would make one. hmmmm.

If you haven't donated... DONATE for crying out loud!! I don't know what else I can do to convince you. It doesn't have to be much either!!! Any amount is awesome! Just do it.

Even though there are only 9 days left - we still have a chance. Just tell everyone... OK... TELL EVERYONE EVERY WAY YOU CAN.

Alright... I'll see everyone on Saturday at


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Day 351 - $19,279 Video Drop!

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Day 348 - $19,279

One day into Give One Million for St. Jude Week and we've already raised $242!!! Way to go Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt in Ammon, ID! Thanks to everyone that came out to support GOM last night. Your support is very much appreciated. I added Orange Leaf to the sponsor list down on the right - so everyone keep going there to get some gooooooooooood Fro Yo!!

Tonight is Chili's night in IF! We get 10% of everything the make tonight - So everyone go get your Chili's on!

And just look below for everything else that is going on this week. The last post will tell you everything you need to know.

Some more good news! I got a call from the manager of Sonic here in Blue Springs today - and we are officially on to do the car hopping fundraiser on the 19th! It will be from 10-2 here in Blue Springs, MO. So if you are in the area - stop by for some good eats and help us raise money for the kids of St. Jude.

I'm still working on my latest video... and I'm ready to make an announcement! THE OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE FOR THE MUCH ANTICIPATED VIDEO WILL BE.....



so everyone tell all your friends! The big day is Friday. That's when the next GOM video is going to be released. I think everyone is going to like this one :)

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Day 345 - $18,933

We have a big week planned for next week! Ma Feldman (many people have helped her out - and a big THANKS to all of you as well!) has done a fantastic job of organizing a Give One Million for St. Jude week in Idaho Falls. So without further delay, here are the details for


Monday March 7th
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
On Hitt Road near the Edwards Theatre
10% of proceeds from 7pm-10pm

Tuesday March 8th
Chili’s Grill & Bar
On Utah Ave.
10% of proceeds from 4pm to Close

Wednesday March 9th
All Star District Basketball Game at Idaho Falls High School
Girl’s play from 6pm-8pm
Boy’s play from 8pm-10pm
Activities include 3 point and slam dunk contests, door prizes and other
half time activities
Concession proceeds, part of gate proceeds and several other donations as a part of the evening’s activities will be donated to "Give One Million for St. Jude".

Thursday March 10th
Johnny Carino’s Italian Restaurant
On Hitt Road
10% of proceeds from 2pm to close
“Give One Million for St. Jude” coupons required and
will be available at the following locations:
• The All Star Game at IFHS on Wednesday night
• Bonneville High School
• Hillcrest High School
• Skyline High School
• Johnny Carino’s on Thursday

Friday March 11th
Midnight Movies at the Paramount Theatre
Near 17th St. and Channing Way
Tickets will be $3.00 with $2.00 going to “Give One Million for St. Jude”
Movies start at 11:30pm

So there will be lots of ways to get involved and help support Give One Million for St. Jude. 96.1 The Bull will be helping us again to get the word out about everything - so a big thanks to them as well! I hope everyone can come out, have some fun, and help us reach our goal of one million dollars in one year for the kids of St. Jude!!!!

On another note... I'm working on some thing out here in KC as well. I went in and spoke with the Sonic Drive-In manager today. It looks like we're on for March 19th. We will be doing the car hopping. All donations and tips will go to Give One Million. So if you are in the KC/Blue Springs area - let me know if you're free to help out on the 19th. It's a Saturday, and we'll be there from 10 AM to 2 PM. I'll need about 8 or 9 volunteers to help me and Melissa with the car hopping.

I put out some more donation cans in the area. One is at Zarda's BBQ here in Blue Springs. They were really cool about it. It's Good BBQ, and seems to be quite a busy place, so hopefully a donation can right on the front desk will raise some money!

I also spoke with the manager at Chili's in Independence today. We are going to set up a Chili's night here in Independence kind of like we're doing in Idaho Falls. I have to get the date(s) lined up, but it will be going down in March (of course). He also let me put out a donation can there at Chili's too.

So it was a pretty successful day. We're just trying to do anything and everything we can fit into these last few weeks to reach our goal.

I'm just imagining myself reaching the goal. I want everyone to join with me in doing that as well... Just picture it in your mind. Stay positive and just keep thinking we can do it!

If you believe it, you can achieve it!

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