Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Guest Post by Todd Berlent: IAMACROHNS Man

This post stokes me so much. I kindly ask that you all please give strong consideration to supporting Todd's important cause.

So let me start right off by stating that I’m not much of a writer. Howard can certainly attest to that given all the proof reading he had to do for me during our college years at Michigan. I am, however, an avid reader of this blog. With my best friend on the other side of the country and me not being much of a phone person, this blog has been a great way to help me keep up with the goings-on of Howard and his family. The other is my wife, who speaks with “The Wife” on a regular basis.

While I always enjoy Howard’s blogging on beer, music, sports, trips to Hearst Castle or how great California is (New York is a coast, too), the thing that I’ve found most inspiring about his daily postings is Howard’s dedication to two things – ultrarunning and the fight against cancer. I’ve been so inspired, in fact, that I’ve decided to take on my own personal challenge.

On May 8th, Howard and our friend Payro will be joining me in New York to tackle the Greenbelt 50K – a 31 mile race on the trails of Long Island’s north shore. I am dedicating this run to all those who suffer with Crohn’s and Colitis and specifically to my brother, Matt, who has been battling Crohn’s Disease with dignity, strength and determination for most of his adult life. While not a Crohn’s sufferer myself, I have witnessed first-hand how debilitating and life-altering this disease can be.

If you would like to help in the search to cure Crohn’s disease, please use the link below to donate directly to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. Please also forward this link to anyone else you think would be interested in helping. Any amount is welcome and hugely appreciated.

Kindly link here to donate.

1 comment:

neil s. said...

Good luck in your ultrarun -- and your fundraising --Todd.