Monday, April 8, 2013

Making the Difference: Cowboys vs. Crohn's

Hello, friends!

You know those inspiring stories of people just like you and me doing big things to make a change? Well, I am lucky enough to know someone doing just that. I consider Nick a friend, even though it's been years since we've last talked. I think the bond of the Class of 2008 from Tri-Cities Prep will never truly be broken in any of us. I feel it there even though it's been nearly 5 years, and I feel it for all of my former classmates. Don't Stop Believin'!

In fact! Anna is also from the TCPrep class of 2008, as are Alivia from Food Adventures with Alivia! and my friend Andy, for whom I woodburned some drumsticks!

Anyway -- back to the inspiring story.

Cowboys vs. Crohn's

My friend Nick and his cousin are going on an old fashioned adventure, to "raise money and awareness for the battle against Crohn’s disease and to bring hope to Crohn’s patients, children and adults alike." They will be embarking on a 3.5 month, 1,300 mile horseback ride from Gardiner, MT to Bellingham, WA in order to achieve these goals.

Talk about awesome, inspiring, and daring!

This is the kind of thing you read about and dream about and they are setting out to do it, in reality. They're going to ride through the Northwest and experience it and the incredible people along the way. They are hoping to raise $100,000 for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. Want to learn more about their plans, the route, their stories, and how to support?! Well, I've got all the links below!

I don't know about you, but when I hear about these great things, it makes me want to do something, too. However, I know that I don't have the skills for such an adventure into the wild of my own, but I want to help them with theirs.

If this is how you feel, then join me & help!

Here is their indiegogo campaign to raise money for the trip. 
You can even score sweet swag for donating! 
(There's more swag than the tee available, check out the campaign to see!)

Every little bit helps - even if all you can give is a dollar. Anyone can make a difference. By helping these guys make their difference, you too make a difference!

Follow their story as it develops and learn more about Crohn's:

And if you're feeling like you want to do even more - the biggest help/support you can do is spread the word. 

If we all got behind one another whenever we had an endeavor we truly cared about, doing good for others - think of how much we could all accomplish. 

Spread the love. 

Stay excellent!

- Jenny -

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