For Pete’s Sake! Help Me Help Folks Affected By Cancer

I recently ran into an organization that has an interesting mission to help people with cancer.  The best way to describe it is a sort of “Make a Wish” for folks like you and me.  But, it’s a bit more nuanced than that. I’ve been a LIVESTRONG supporter for quite some time.  That hasn’t always carried the most positive vibe, but cancer is something that’s affected me and my family and LIVESTRONG has been there to support me.  Recently, they gave me a different sort of opportunity to support them by […]

A Pretty Cool Package From LIVESTRONG For Milepoint

I arrived home yesterday afternoon to find a Fedex box sitting on my desk.  I wasn’t expecting anything special, but it sure was.  You see, about 6 months ago, Milepoint (of which I’m proud to be a co-founder) signed a five-year agreement to be a part of LIVESTRONG President’s Circle, which was started by LIVESTRONG CEO Doug Ulman.  As part of Milepoint’s commitment to donate at least 10% of our annual profits to charity each year, we’ve committed to a minimum $5,000 donation to LIVESTRONG for the next five years. […]

LIVESTRONG Takes Another Hit Today. Time For Me To Step Up.

I make no secret of my support for LIVESTRONG, even despite the bad press over the past year surrounding Lance’s admission of doping. Today was a tough day for LIVESTRONG as Nike publicized it’s decision to discontinue the LIVESTRONG line of gear they produce.  That’s been a significant chunk of LIVESTRONG’s revenue.  I’m not sure what happens now.  I’m happy to see Nike continuing to financially support LIVESTRONG, though I wonder how long that will continue in light of the recent news.  I’d like to think they’ll continue to support […]

My Thoughts On Lance And LIVESTRONG

Every time I think I’m done writing about Lance Armstrong and how he affects LIVESTRONG, the story takes another turn.  When I wrote down my thoughts about Lance after the USADA report came out in October, it felt definitive at the time.  Time has a way of changing things on you, and I sit her today in front of my keyboard feeling the need to write about this. I wanted to make sure I got my thoughts down before the interview aired, though there has now been confirmation in the […]

It’s About Lance

I posted a few days ago about the recent developments of Lance Armstrong and LIVESTRONG.  Again, I thought it would be my last post. I was wrong. I’m sure mine is a polarizing position. One I might have shied away from a few days ago, though unlikely. As the media attention has ratcheted up about Lance there have been reasons for people to turn away. Even I had said to myself and others, “It’s not about Lance. It’s about the fight against cancer.”  That’s an easy answer to a tough […]

Who Wins? I’m Not Sure.

I had decided I wasn’t going to write about the Lance Armstrong/USADA battle, as I’m decidedly biased.  As I’ve written in the past, here and here, I’ve always been on Lance’s side.  I was saddened when he gave up the USADA fight a few weeks ago, and had kinda decided that was my last post on the topic. But, after this morning’s news of Lance resigning from the LIVESTRONG board and the severing of his contract by Nike I felt I needed to post something if only for people to […]

Join Me Today In The Fight Against Cancer

Today is LIVESTRONG Day.  It’s a day to celebrate the battles we’ve won and recommit to the battles yet to come in the fight against cancer. If you’ve got a few minutes, I hope you’ll add a quick message today.  It’s free, and a dollar will be donated to the fight against cancer for every message posted.  There’s already over 100K messages.  Can you help get to 200K?

SMD4 Cowboy Day: Your Chance To Join The SMD4 Festivities If You Didn’t Get A Seat

If you missed out on a seat for StarMegaDo4, you can still participate in some of the fun. SMD4 Cowboy Day has been announced.  Read more about it on Milepoint and follow along with the discussion. Best part for me?  All of the proceeds go to LIVESTRONG. Cowboy Day includes: 9 AM Brunch Hyatt Schaumburg, registration opens at 830AM 10AM Program start *Meet and mingle (heck, even dance) with executives from United and Hyatt all day. Enjoy an all-in action filled day with: – Line dancing lessons given by the famous […]