I’ve been telling everyone that we have been working on organizing a 5K Benefit to be held out at Canyon View Park, here in Grand Junction, CO at 10:00 am. Here is where you can get the information and registration forms. Race headquarters is Summit Canyon Mountaineering at 5th & Main in Grand Junction. Participates can register online at; www.active.com This is an online events’ register. Search for, “Race For Mobility”, in Grand Junction, CO on October 25, 2009. Also, there is a pdf file that can be downloaded, filled out, and mailed in at; www.monumentgraphics.com/rusty/registration-form.pdf Facebook also has a site, go to Facebook and do a search for “Race For Mobility”, there you should find all of the race literature. I’ll have to find out more about the FB site and verify that address. Several local businesses will have posters advertising the event and give registration information. We are planning and working at getting radio, TV, and newspaper advertising help to get the word out so people can make plans to attend.
There will be pre-race registration, for those who don’t send theirs in or don’t register on line, from 9:00 to 10:00 the morning of the race. So far we have gathered more than $5,000.00 in door-prizes to give away after the race and are working at getting even more. One local business donated a $1,000 gift certificate, plus there are others for up to $500. I want to thank the local business community for their help and support, but we could use even more help. We are still trying to get a pancake breakfast to go along with the race, but are not having any luck getting sponsorship for it. So, if anyone can lend a hand to help get this set up that would be great. Contact me at: 970-241-4595 if you can help. We are also in need of race marshall’s, to help direct runners and other participants, making sure they stay on course.
That’s about it for happenings in my life. We have been focused on getting this benefit going, every thing else is taking a backseat to it. Our youngest daughter, Kari, is getting married this weekend in the hills above Boulder, CO. That should be an interesting, fun time. Finally, she becomes someone else’s responsibility. Good luck, Joel(that’s her fiance’), you’re going to need it!!
Therapy has been brutal. My hands are now hurting for days after walking, just too much weight for them to support. I have noticed my gaiting form has improved. I’m taking pretty uniform steps until I start getting tired, then my form kind of goes to hell, but there has been noticeable progress. I just need to keep moving forward, can’t do anything else. For some reason my bladder has basically stopped releasing when I try to go to the bathroom. Not sure what’s happening there, if it’s just a phase or what. Pretty strange to be seeing some progress and then just have it stop. I’ll keep working at it and see what develops. I do go see my doc in a couple of weeks, so we’ll see.
Come support us at our fund raiser, the 5K. We would appreciate everyone coming out and being a part of our event. Funds raised will help us offset the costs of returning to India, in January 2010, for another round of stem cell treatments. Thank you. We’ll see you at the race on 10/25/2009, at Canyon View Park.
P.S. I went up to my in-laws place in Rifle, CO last evening (9/15/2009), and harvested a 4-point mule deer buck with my muzzle loader. I am one happy dude today. Sausage for another year, yah!!!