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It's Time to #Run4Bronson

When I decided to #Run4Bronson and sign up for the Indy Mini, I was seriously nervous. More nervous than any other time I’ve signed up for a race, including my marathon.

Why? Because I was terrified of failure. I was confident I could run the race, but I had no idea if I could raise money. Trust me, it’s one thing to collect donations for a school or club fundraiser – it’s another thing to ask for donations in honor of a wonderful family and in memory of their child. My heart was telling me I was supposed to do this … but my brain told me I’d better not disappoint. 

When I finally launched the site, I was literally shaking. “What if no one donates?” I asked my husband. He was quick to assure me that wouldn’t happen. He was right. (Go ahead and take a screenshot of that last sentence, Kyle. Save it forever.)

Tons of people donated and gave so much more than I EVER expected. Our original goal was $500, but as of today we’ve raised $2,370!


NOTE: I save WE because there’s no way I could have done this alone. Sure, I started the campaign, but YOU GUYS made it a success. YOU gave, YOU cheered, YOU shared my endless selfies and hashtags. YOU gave other children and families hope for the future. So when I run on Saturday morning, I’ll be carrying all of you with me.

THANK YOU to everyone who’s donated (so far, at least … because you still have a chance to give):
  • Amy Baker 
  • Angela Mooberry 
  • Anonymous 
  • Bill and Jean Wise 
  • Brad and Lisa Warner 
  • Brancheau Family 
  • Bronson's mommy, daddy, and big brother 
  • Chris and Marcy Rosendaul 
  • Chrissy Herman 
  • Connie and Bill Brigle 
  • Danielle and Clayton Dulle 
  • Dennis and Pam Herman 
  • Diet Pepsi and Peanut Butter Footballs 
  • Don and Karrie Kimpel 
  • Ginger Mikolajczyk and family 
  • Gunner and Anna Carr 
  • Jan and Rebecca 
  • Jim and Torrie Saul 
  • John and Linda Hug 
  • Kathy Callahan 
  • Katrina Kaiser 
  • Kellie Dunson 
  • Kelly Werth 
  • Kim “I miss coffee” Truesdell 
  • Kreg and Trista Wehrle and boys 
  • Kristin Snyder 
  • Kyle, Kenlee and Rowdy 
  • Marcia and David Mohre 
  • Mary Mohre 
  • Meemaw and Papaw Sanders 
  • Norma Endersby 
  • O-H-I-O Go Bucks! 
  • Penny Wilson 
  • Scott and Holly Kimpel 
  • Stephanie and Dustin Carr 
  • Tena and Bill Sansom 
  • Theta Kappa Sorority 
  • Todd and Sandie Carlson 
  • Wyatt and Adrienne Peterson 
As many runners say, the race is just a victory lap for all of your training. Well on Saturday, we’re going to celebrate every mile. We have a HUGE victory to celebrate for Bronson, his family and the Riley Children’s Foundation, so we’re gonna be sure to live it up. Because it's time #Run4Bronson. It's time to celebrate hope.

P.S. As I said above, if you still want to give, you have plenty of time! I was JUST informed that the donation page will remain active through the end of May. I promise I won’t bug you with a thousand reminders between now and then, but it’s ready when you are: http://donate.rileykids.org/site/TR/ThirdParty/General?px=1467515&pg=personal&fr_id=2651

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