While in San Diego for the Insulindependence event I met Doug Masiuk (@1RunAmerica) in person. I had heard of him, something about a crazy guy with type 1 diabetes who ran across the United States last year. He and I had chatted via Twitter a time or two, but meeting him in person was a real thrill.
He told me about a project he’s been working on, and I’d like to do my part to help spread the word.
Doug needs all the help he can get with this, both for this year, and for upcoming years. He’s got a lot of people excited about supporting this, and a lot more who are interested in joining in.
If you have some time and energy, and are interested in helping Doug coordinate something in your local area, he would love to hear from you.
If you don’t have any more time an energy than it takes to get out and run one mile that weekend (10/25-10/27), he would love to hear from you (or not – just go run, he’s happy with that, too).
If you can’t run one mile but want to get out and walk, he would love to hear from you.
Bottom line? He just wants people to get out and get moving, and to do it because they believe in a good cause.
Maybe you have a bit of time and can help keep his website up to date, or have some ideas how he can better track participants without doing a donation based system? He’s all ears. The guy is a one-man machine doing incredible things by shoe-stringing it together so far. I’d love to see what he could do with some help and a budget.
If nothing else, maybe you can help spread the word. That often helps more than you know.
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